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Project Manager

Appleton, Wisconsin Temp-to-hire Job ID: 2310161749


In this role as a Project Manager, you will coordinate the effort to bring all of the elements of the project together and provide oversight and communication channels necessary to meet deadlines for timely installation and start up at the customer site.  You will work internally with our Valmet experts in functional areas such as Engineering, Product Management, Procurement, Services and  possibly construction, to ensure profitability, performance, on time delivery, and customer satisfaction from the time of the sale to the end of the warranty period.  This project management position will entail heavy industrial machinery for the Pulp, Paper, and Energy business area.

Responsible for the full life-cycle of projects including project reviews, establishing time frames, determining funding limitations, project staffing requirements, and allocation of available resources to various phases of the project.
Lead project meetings, including but not limited to project engineering kickoff and customer kickoff, and any project coordination meetings.
Pivotal role ensuring continuous communication with the project team, the customer, other key internal stakeholders and related vendors.
Coordinate with our Purchasing team to ensure pricing, procurement and delivery of equipment, materials and services. This may include preparation of tender packages, bid evaluations and negotiation.
May oversee or participate in construction management, equipment installation, start-up, and check-out activities as required.
Bachelors’ Degree from four-year college or university in a related field;  minimum of three to five years related experience and / or training in a Paper industry setting including exposure to the power area.
Strong Project Management experience working with heavy industrial machinery is required which includes understanding and working with complex terms and conditions, proposal processes, and the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. 
Must be comfortable with customer interface and keeping key stakeholder informed of project progress at all times.
Requires some travel to customer site – could be up to 30%.
Construction management experience is a plus.
Must be computer savvy and comfortable learning and applying new applications.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
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PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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