Controls Project Leader

Controls Project Leader

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Job area Project Management Location Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America. Contract type Full time
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Controls Project Leader

Job Description

• Execute projects from conception through client handover with a positive result contribution on technical performance, financial results and the organization.

• Execute the control systems from hardware, system and network design, software development (PLC and/or PC related systems), electrical installation, integration of different components, system commissioning and testing through to final handover to the customer

• Develop engineering project plans and schedule of the controls project team

• Coordinate activities of controls project team in close cooperation with the Project Manager

• Work closely with clients and subcontractors

• Document functional system specifications, interface specifications and (high level) test plans (FAT, SAT, CAT), including validation.

• Manage requirements, integration, configuration and software changes throughout the projects

• Create and/or oversee user manuals, documentation, training, and project evaluations

• Report project progress and status to the Project Manager and Engineering Manager

• Monitor and control project budget

• Understand, interpret, and follow procedures, standards, and regulations

• Work on quotation bids with the systems and sales department on new projects and/or on project changes

• Communicate and work closely with other groups within Vanderlande and the project team (i.e., mechanical engineering, project management, supply chain, sales/proposal department and installation)

• Identify, initiate, and implement improvement activities

• Drive, support, promote, and improve software standardization platforms

• Advise the Engineering Manager of needed improvements for project execution and propose technical solutions for complex and multidisciplinary problems

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

• Minimum of 5 year experience in implementation and managing of medium to high complex and medium to large material handling systems

• Must be willing and able to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working in the Baggage Handling industry

• Experience with AutoCAD


• Knowledge of MS project, Primavera or other scheduling software preferred

• Knowledgeable of electrical and controls engineering theories and principles

• Skilled in Engineering science: Logic and Programming

• Proven skills in understanding and designing PLC programs, SCADA systems, and networks (i.e. Ethernet, Control Net,..)

• Electrical aptitude and knowledge of acceptable practices, techniques, and codes

• Result driven attitude from a realistic perspective

• Ability to judge results and the consequences and take actions accordingly

• Strong team mentality and acceptance of responsibility for project completion

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills

• Self-motivated with proven ability in problem solving skills under stressful conditions

• Ability to work well with team members

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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