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Project Manager, Construction


This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted November 7, 2021.


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores.

Were proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world.

We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities
– from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility:

Plan, execute, and finalize new build or retrofit projects according to scheduled deadlines and within budget while meeting or exceeding projected business benefits.

This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver projects according to plan.

The Project Manager will work with operations, engineering and project sponsors to define the project’s scope/objectives and oversee quality control throughout the project life cycle.

The Project Manager will work with suppliers through selection, negotiation, design and implementation; he/she will focus on new or retrofitted construction, refrigeration, racking and automation interface, if needed.

Essential Functions:

• Develops and executes project work plans and transition plans; revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

• Ability to develop a budget tracker, maintain actual spend and forecast remaining costs

• Manages the capital budget and strives to find opportunities to reduce spend; support field FSM’s and GM’s determine best use of company dollars

• Effectively applies PMO methodologies and enforces project standards.

• Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.

• Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.

• Manages vendor relationships and scope; supports scorecarding and selection of suppliers around construction and refrigeration projects

• Ability to review and assess supplier RFQ’s to select best quantitative and qualitative choice

• Prepares for engagement reviews, executive overviews, and punchlist walk throughs.

• Minimizes exposure and risk on projects.

• Assigns project tasks and reviews the quality of support provided by the project team members.

• Manage workstream leads who will be participants on the project while still performing their day-to-day responsibilities in their home department.

• Manages project review meetings with team members to ensure work progresses as planned and as issues are identified, action plans are put in place to address in an appropriate time frame and escalate as appropriate.

• Works with project team members, regional VP’s/Directors, site representatives and suppliers to ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

• Communicate progress against the plan to team members, stakeholders and Executives.

• Partner with operations and business development to fully understand impact of customer requirements or requests and the affect they would have on overall project timeline and budget

• Fully responsible for assigned projects, including both driving progress and ensuring deadlines and budget are met and keeping management informed of progress.

• Manage change control so that as potential scope changes arise, they are each carefully analyzed, reviewed, and appropriately approved; develop solution options as needed to drive decisions

• Travel on short notice and possibly for extended periods of times.

• Other duties and special projects as requested.


Qualifications & Experience:

• Preferred Bachelor’s or 2-year degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, or related field or engineering discipline

• 3-5 years of demonstrated Project Management experience; facility construction experience and/or refrigeration a plus

• 3-5 years of demonstrated maintenance experience running a facility services department and/or protecting company assets

• Warehouse operations management experience a plus

• Successful track record managing multiple high priority capital investment and customer implementations, using project/program management methods and tools

• Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications to include Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must be able to travel at an estimated 50-75% of the time to support projects

• Extended travel including weekends may be required during critical times such as facility launches

• Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbally with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts, customers and potential customers

• Demonstrates a results-based leadership style with strong impact and influencing skills

• Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization

• Strong financial acumen and business savvy

• Strong problem-solving and resolution skills

• Progressive, flexible and team-oriented approach desired

• Possess a proactive approach with strong customer service orientation

• Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics and maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Physical Requirements:

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions

• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending

• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work

• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks

• May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business

• May require a visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing

• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds

• Requires the use of various electronic tools

• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes

• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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