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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 1/1/2017

Protection One Troy, MI

Troy, MI
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Project Manager


The Project Manager position is primarily responsible for assisting in the planning, directing, and coordinating activities of a designated project to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within a prescribed time frame and funding.

Project Managers report directly to their Operations Managers, but are responsible to the Field Operations manager on a daily activities basis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to startup and closeout of all jobs, assisting Division Managers in design, and other tasks as assigned by the Division Managers.


Essential functions may vary depending on department size, organizational structure and/or geographic location. Other Duties and Responsibilities may be assigned.

Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.

Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel to ensure adequate staffing.

Confers with project staff to outline workplan and to assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority.

Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Enforces time management and curtails excessive waste of materials

Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.

Provides project updates and prepares project reports for management, client or others.

Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and problem resolution.

Manage medium to large size projects without supervision.

Conduct and attend job meetings (pre, daily and post).

Manage equipment ordering timelines and delivery and inventory materials on site.

Visit job site to ensure the customer s needs are being met during the installation.

Maintain current documentation and coordinate all close out documentation

Meet with customers to discuss change orders and report progress

Process change orders

Work in compliance with the Company s safety manual with safety of self and others in mind at all times

Daily communications with Operations Manager/Field Operations Manager on delays, requirements and general status of jobs

Ensure all work is performed to Company standards and quality installation techniques are practiced

Interfaces with the Client and Client s Project Manager

Work with Systems Engineers on startup to ensure complete system compliance

Completes closeout and turnover of jobs to the client and service department


Manages projects and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.


The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Please note that the minimum qualifications may vary based upon the department size and/or geographic location.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to perform basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and decimal places).

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situation.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a solid working knowledge of project management software, spreadsheet software, word processing software and other basic office related software applications.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Ability to read drawings, installation manuals, programming manuals, user manuals and another paperwork pertinent to the position

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.

Ethics - Inspires the trust of others; Works with