Technical Project Manager

Waxahachie, TX, US, 75168

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.

Position Summary

As a member of the Global Engineering and Construction Department, the Technical Project Manager is responsible for executing projects by planning, organizing, and controlling all elements of the project, from inception to plant start-up. This individual will collaborate with all functional groups within James Hardie, equipment vendors, and engineering partners to ensure that all project requirements are met as laid out in the Capital Expenditure Request (CER), and mentor those supporting the project through functional assignments & matrix organization.

The job will require leading vendors, functional teams and contractors through all phases of Capex projects ranging from $250K to $20M including safety, design engineering, scope, schedule & budget development, construction, and commissioning. To effectively serve in this capacity the Technical PM is expected to act as the liaison between EH&S, finance, legal, engineering, R&D, manufacturing, and the field execution teams to ensure all functions are represented and engaged.  The PM is also responsible for high level project deliverables including development of resource management plans, project execution plans, continuous improvement plans, capital planning and monthly project reporting.

Position Responsibilities


The accountabilities of the project manager include, but are not limited to:


  • Prepare and issue RFP’s to engineering consultants, equipment vendors, contractors and / or EPCs
  • Internally develop P&IDs
  • Develop / manage safety, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Conduct engineering reviews with consultants, vendors, and contractors
  • Effectively conduct PHA’s, HAZOP’s and JSA’s for all processes and equipment
  • Ensure Management of Change is adhered to on all capex projects
  • Support FEL process for new Capital Expenditures
  • Verify the fulfillment of CER requirements
  • Coordinate the creation and dissemination of major equipment specifications developed by SME’s to the procurement team
  • Engage procurement to define and manage vendor deliverables
  • Review and approve vendor invoices for payment
  • Ensure that all equipment, valves, and instrumentation are procured based on specification and schedule.
  • Coordinate communication with key stakeholders throughout the project life-cycle
  • Define and coordinate commissioning and start-up activities.
  • Identify and assist in coordinating solutions to operational problems after start-up.
  • Provide monthly progress reports and financial updates on assigned projects
  • Participate in planning and coordination meetings for project progression and reporting
  • Understands applicable construction codes for the plant location, with assistance from engineering support staff.
  • Works with engineering/drafting to resolve field engineering design issues and constructability concerns.
  • There will be 50 +% domestic and occasional international travel as demanded by project schedules.



Basic Qualifications:


Additional Qualifications:

  • Project Engineering experience with an EPC contractor
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, analytical skills, project delivery & financial skills
  • PMP Certification, PE preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Familiarity and experience with site construction management
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team-based environment
  • Encourage Voice of Operator input/Feedback to define functionality of equipment
  • Plant and/or equipment layout experience with Maintenance access and functionality in mind.
  • Understanding of construction techniques, trade coordination, and phasing.

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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