Project Manager

Design Systems, Inc.

Farmington Hills, MI

Skills and Experience:

  • Well organized and ability to multi-task
  • Good Communicator
  • Problem solving capabilities.
  • Experience with developing and managing project budgets.
  • Clear understanding of resource management
  • Experience with developing and managing a project schedule. MS Project experience preferred.
  • Facility and Manufacturing experience required.
  • Must be able to perform short term (1-2 weeks) periodic travel.
  • Ability to do long term, out of town travel (6-18 months) with bi-monthly trips home preferred by not required.
  • High attention to detail
  • Direct and lead project team to perform all project requirements.

Position Duties:

The duties of this position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Work with sales and management staff to understand project deliverables, timing, and required resources.
  • Develop a detailed project budget including manpower allocation and expenses.
  • develop a detailed project schedule including kickoff and closeout meetings, project status review meetings, deliverables, and project closeout.
  • Maintain budget and schedule (project plan) on a weekly basis
  • Communicate with upper management of project status, concerns, issues, or needs.
  • Keep customer informed on project and budget status via clear and consistent communication.
  • Direct project team as needed to ensure their thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities
  • Maintain scope change log and communicate impact to customer on a timely basis.
  • Maintain and update as needed the Lessons Learned for each project.
  • Work with project team to identify possible scope growth & additional sales opportunities.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Proficient in Word and Excel, 5 Years)
  • Microsoft Project (2 years preferred)
  • AutoCAD (5 years preferred)


  • Technical School

Other Requirements:

  • Valid drivers license
  • US citizenship

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