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Associate Project Manager

Associate Project ManagerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Working in the Electrification Distribution Solutions in US, you will lead the execution of projects within the factory by managing all project related activities within the factory from purchase order to shipment and own the commercial and technical communication to the field project teams and customers. Reporting to the Project Operations Manager, you will drive the formal acceptance of the project by the customer, maintaining and enhancing customer satisfaction by providing excellent service at all stages of the project.

Your responsibilities
  • Engage with the proposal team to review orders from a technical and commercial standpoint during order entry. Ensure customer requirements are in line with ABB contractual obligations
  • Ensures that the project follows execution best practices and ABB policies
  • Act as the primary contact for all order-related matters to the various stakeholders outside of the factory. Manage the entire order-cycle including scheduling, delivery of drawings, execution in the shop, on-time shipment, invoicing coordination, and closing. Provide status/progress updates to all stakeholders with appropriate level of detail
  • Monitors and controls project financials, overseeing project invoicing status, cost, expenses, and cash flow. Support all aspects of orders to enhance shipped margin opportunities. Under general direction, resolve disputes involving invoicing, back charges, escalation, delays, and warranty charges
  • Identifies, qualifies, quantifies, and manages risk, and ensures that all opportunities are identified and pursued
  • Responsible for quotation and booking of change orders. Initiate price change requests, apply mark-ups, prepare quotations, and implement schedule changes, as appropriate
  • Ensures that the project is formally closed out, as contractually agreed. Drives the formal acceptance of the project, contract close-out and its acknowledgement by the customer
  • Captures, analyzes, and shares lessons learned throughout the project
  • Collaborate cross-functionally in a coordinated and professional way to create a team environment that achieves project success
Your background
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field with minimum 5+ or more years of experience preferably in Electrification, Manufacturing or Project Management.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and knowledge in power systems and protection-related matters.
  • Must be familiar and have practical experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, SAP and other applicable software.
  • Experience in dealing with the cultural diversity of a global business environment.
  • Knowledge of Project Management disciplines and process.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-motivated with a high level of creativity.
  • Travel is approximately 5%.
  • Complex problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills required.
  • Manufacturing plant environment sometimes requiring extended periods of sitting and extensive use of a computer or phone. May be required to travel up to 25% via airplanes and rental cars.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program
More about us

ABB's Distribution Solutions Division provides utility, industrial and commercial customers with safe, smart and sustainable technologies for the distribution of electricity. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our extensive portfolio includes distribution automation products, switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages, and related services. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762. Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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