Waterloo, NE Contract Project Manager


Contract Project Manager Role Description

Role Purpose

Project management of capital projects ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000. This role requires hands-on involvement in the entire project lifecycle (concept, scope development, process design, contracting, construction management, and commissioning).


Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering is preferred, but other engineering disciplines and backgrounds will be considered in a candidate with appropriate experience and capabilities.

Experience and Knowledge

Minimum of 5 years of experience, much of which was spent managing capital projects in a production environment. Firsthand experience in an operating plant (as opposed to consulting) is strongly preferred.

Familiarity with chemical production plants and processes including:

  • Civil and mechanical issues
  • Infrastructure (electrical, gas, water)
  • PLC control of processes
  • Sizing of pumps and piping systems
  • Basic process engineering and front end development of simple process equipment (pumps, agitators, tanks, etc)

Project management skills including:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Concept development, scope definition, and project justification
  • Design and specification
  • RFP document development
  • Cost estimation and cost management
  • Negotiating and administering contracts with outside entities
  • Equipment and labor procurement
  • Schedule management to meet tight deadlines
  • Risk management
  • Construction management and contractor supervision
  • Construction site safety
  • Commissioning and handover

Professional and Personal Capabilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with and influence a wide variety of stakeholders, and operate effectively in a matrix organization with little direct supervision
  • Assertive, but flexible and diplomatic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to form and work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to be “hands-on”, but with the ability to direct and supervise


Omaha, Nebraska 68144




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