AVL North America

Project Manager I

Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 2:38 PM)


The Project Manager I has the overall responsibility for the successful execution of capital equipment projects from receipt of order to final customer acceptance.


Project Manager I is responsible for projects ranging in scope from a single piece of equipment to fairly simple test systems. This role could also be to assist Senior or level II Project Managers.


Responsibilities include:

  • Controlling of projects with low commercial, social, and technical complexity.
  • Co-ordination of Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Customer site activities.
  • Managing the project initialization and planning
  • Ensures implementation of projects in compliance with all related processes to achieve targets (cost, timing, deliverables) and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures project quality gates (handovers from and to other departments, design reviews etc) are fully complied with
  • Scope change management
  • Customer Relationship Management during project execution.
  • Authority of overall budget control – manage and control contingency
  • Interface with Finance and support project accounting requirements.
  • Identify new business opportunities on existing projects.
  • Responsible for applying appropriate tools and methods (OFFER, Prism, risk management, Open Issues lists, documentation, internal project reporting, etc.)
  • Proactive in escalating as appropriate to keep cost, timing, and deliverables on track while maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Conduct project lessons learned with project team and management


  • Engineering Degree and 0 - 5 years relevant experience, ideally in integration of Powertrain and vehicle testing systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple customers.
  • Excellent people, verbal written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with ERP systems is desired
  • High competence with MS Word, Excel, and Project


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