Project Manager – 0429

Design Systems, Inc.

Warren, OH

Position Duties:

  • In accordance with the customer Bid & Award Process (B & AP), assist the customer’s Project Manager to bid and award contracts to receive and install automotive lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing equipment.
  • In accordance with the customer’s Project Management Process (PMP), assist the customer’s Project Manager to manage the delivery, receipt, installation, and power-on acceptance of battery cell manufacturing equipment on a 2-shift schedule. Battery cell manufacturing equipment shall be shipped from overseas and installed in a new 2.8 million square foot facility currently under construction.
  • Manage a full-time Construction Professional Services (CPS) team of at least seven (7) people on site. Develop procedures to promote efficient CPS teamwork.
  • Manage all aspects of CPS associated with battery cell manufacturing equipment installation contracts including but not limited to;
    • Bid & Award.
    • Document Control: Ensure that contractors are working with current contract documents, contractor submittals, contractor requests for information (RFI’s), and/or document clarification requests (DCR’s), project records, etc.
    • Project Meetings: Pre-bid meetings, bid clarification meetings, pre-construction meetings, construction status and planning meetings, etc.
    • Logistics/Shipping: Delivery and receipt of equipment.
    • Installation: Oversee equipment installation contractor activities, ensure compliance with contact documents, monitor and report on progress.
    • Schedule: Review of contractor installation schedules, 3-week lookaheads, schedule recovery plans, etc.
    • Safety: Review of contractor job-site safety plans, orientations, pre-task plans, etc.
    • Financial: Review of contractor’s schedule of values, monthly invoices, waivers, change requests, bulletins, and field orders.
    • Acceptance: Equipment power-on / acceptance processes.
    • Contract Closeout: Collection and submittal of as-built / as-installed documentation.
  • Interface with Stakeholders at the project site including, customer’s personnel, battery cell manufacturing equipment installation contractor personnel, site development/facility construction personnel, etc.).
  • Travel to Warren, Michigan one-week every two-months to work with project personnel at the customer’s Global Technical Center. The first week of the assignment will be spent in Warren, MI (not Warren, OH).
  • Work schedule: 40 to 50 hours per week Monday-Friday is anticipated. Initial work schedule may be (4) ten-hour days. Additional days, overtime, weekend, and holiday work as required.
  • Must be willing to work split shift if required.
  • Maintain communications with Design Systems, Inc. management personnel in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Degree in Construction Management or Engineering desired


  • Ten (10) years of experience in Construction Management
  • Four (4) years of experience in Automotive desired
  • Two (2) years of experience with General Motors’ projects desired

Training Requirements:

Site safety orientation, site specific training (as required), GM Construction General Terms & Conditions, GM Project Management Process, GM Bid & Award Process, GM Change Control Process, GM Safety Contract Management Process

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project (preferred)
  • OneNote (preferred)
  • Teams AutoCAD (preferred)
  • Other: Internet Other: Email Other: Skype for Business


High level of leadership, time management, organization, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to Travel
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Personal Credit Card

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