Job Title: Project Manager
Reports To: Director of Projects
FLSA Status: Exempt
Manages assigned projects to ensure asphalt plants and equipment are completed and delivered in compliance with contract and work requirements with respect to scope and schedule.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as a single point of contact with customers on assigned projects from initiation of project to completion and collection of retention.
Obtains critical information from customer such as soil test report, applicable emission limits, verification of scope, and approval of layout in a timely manner consistent with the project schedule.
Conducts meetings with customer representatives as necessary to ensure the smooth flow of the project and customer satisfaction.
Exercises control as necessary to ensure the equipment and service provided are what was sold in order to ensure profitability of each project.
Maintains a correspondence file for each project. The correspondence file contains copies of letters, faxes, telephone numbers, conversation notes, e-mails, customer meeting notes, field drawings and sketches, layouts, and any other customer communications.
Monitors charges of labor, purchased parts, and raw materials to ensure only appropriate charges are accumulated on the project.
Monitors equipment design and drafting to ensure that equipment is designed and built according to specification.
Provides information and direction to Engineering Groups to ensure efficient, correct, and on‐time completion of engineering work.
Secures the involvement of appropriate Regional Sales Manager whenever a change of scope of supply is needed. Changes of scope must be put into effect by work order supplement.
Participates in work order meetings, project initiation meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
Supports Sales and Engineering activities by visiting proposed job sites and collecting information.
Obtains any special paint requirements.
Closes projects out after completion by establishing a final punch-list together with the customer and other Astec departments, ensuring completion of all items for Astec action and collecting final payment.
Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
Follows proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Four-year degree preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of blueprints and drafting required.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company and with customers required.
Ability to effectively work as part of a team required.
Ability to work with computers, send e-mails, write memos and correspondence is required.
Ability to travel overnight 60-70% of the time required.
Experience in the asphalt or construction industry is preferred.
Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.
Ability to solve practical problems relating to project management tasks and deal with a variety of situations relating to job requirements, including dealing with irate customers.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop and kneel, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally move and/or lift up to 40 pounds. A Project Manager is required to operate an automobile and travel by airplane. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of injury due to exposure to an office environment such as computer work. The employee is also frequently exposed to a shop and warehouse environment and asphalt plant environment. A Project Manager is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the shop and asphalt plant environment is occasionally very loud.
Note: This job description is intended to be a general guideline of areas of responsibility. There will be incidental tasks not listed on a job description that arise at various times. These tasks are assigned to help out the department and company and, as a member of the Astec, Inc. team, each employee is expected to help in these areas.
Astec, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of continuous and batch-process hot-mix asphalt facilities, and soil remediation equipment. Visit our website at www.astecinc.com
From a 1972 start-up, Astec, Inc. has grown to become the hot-mix asphalt plant market leader by being a customer-driven company. Through listening to our customers and understanding every aspect of their business, we are able to provide new products that solve problems and increase profitability. To date, Astec, Inc. holds approximately 53 U.S. and 20 foreign patents. Astec, Inc. occupies over 440,000 square feet of modern manufacturing and office space in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Along with technologically advanced, top-of-the line product, Astec focuses on providing excellent service. The company dispatches its service personnel all over the globe to help set-up facilities and train operators. Six technicians staff the call-in service department and offer technical assistance and troubleshooting for hot mix plants, even if the customer's problem does not involve an Astec plant. Additionally, Astec, Inc. maintains a large replacement parts inventory for Astec and other brands and fills part orders quickly and efficiently.
Astec, Inc. will continue to strive for new ways and better solutions. We look forward to serving our customers of today and tomorrow with innovative products and excellent service.