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Project Manager

April 17, 2024

The Project Manager leads, plans, and heads the tasks of multiple field crews to implement projects for automated material handling projects. He/she will manage divisional resources to meet and exceed contract requirements, project specifications, and client expectations. Projects are successfully implemented through skillful proposal/contract/specification review, contract drawing review, site surveys, system design, materials procurement and scheduling, installation drawing design and review, installation scheduling, labor coordination, cost management, change order processing, project completion and close out.

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, United States of America
  • Swisslog
  • Project Management
    Project Management
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position


  • Represent the interests of Swisslog in dealing with the project client, the client’s consultants and Swisslog’s subcontractors
  • Participate in the final offer review and on acceptance of the offer, produce, finalize head contract for the project and ensure the ten Swisslog minimum contract standards are taken into account in the head contract
  • Supervise and coordinate the installation and assembly work of all equipment and products delivered as part of scope of supply for the customer and ensure successful claim management for time and money is implemented and maintained.
  • Produce, review and sign-off the instruction manuals for subsystems and overall plant and End User documentation for WMS.
  • Organize necessary test equipment and draw up, carry out and document customer acceptance procedures. 
  • Coordinate, review and sign-off the functional acceptance tests, integration tests and finally, the throughput tests of the overall system and confirm with acceptance reports signed by the subcontractor, Swisslog and the Customer.

Application Requirements

  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Systems Engineering
  • Minimum of 5+ years of project management experience. Primary experience preferably within automated material handling and logistics applications.
  • MS Project experience.
  • PMP Certification is desired
  • Good understanding of Control and Software Systems for automated material handling equipment, preferred Sound application knowledge of automated material handling equipment such as AS/RS, pallet and case conveyors, sorters, AGV’s, monorails
  • Good integration skills for the management and control of a number of separate sub-systems within a project (nominal 6 vendors)
  • Good negotiation skills, related to both procurement and contractual.
  • Knowledge of PMBOK practices for project management
  • Good motivational skills, both in self and team members
  • Ability to listen and learn from others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills capable of managing more than one project of varying size and complexity
  • Demonstrated presentation skills

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.
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    Diversity & Inclusion
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    Great Team Spirit

About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

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