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Project Manager

Syracuse, New York


Job Description

Eaton's Ephesus Lighting is looking to hire a Project Manager for the Syracuse NY location.
Position Overview :
Eaton's Lighting Division is an industry-leading manufacturer of lighting products for commercial, industrial, residential, utility and retail markets. We are at the forefront in transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability. No one will do more to empower customers with the innovations, technology and resources they need to meet the challenges of the future.  Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting designs and manufactures high-output LED lighting and control solutions for challenging applications in the industrial and sporting markets. Ephesus is focused on innovating advanced LED solutions that will enrich and illuminate the world by creating brighter, more vibrant and more sustainable environments. Recent successes include NFL stadiums (Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons), MLB stadiums (Texas Rangers), NBA arenas (Miami Heat) and NHL arenas (Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators) as well as a wide variety of collegiate, municipal and industrial installation.
The Project Manager is responsible for the successful administration, planning, and execution of all arena and stadium installation projects.  This position is responsible for applying the appropriate knowledge, skills, tools and techniques required to manage the different project processes and leverage the necessary resources to successfully bring a customer project to completion under budget.
The project manager acts as the lead and owns all aspects of a project such as customer liaison activities, specifications clarification, implementation of change orders, sequencing activities and establishing deliverables, establishing start-up requirements and working with the field service team to schedule commissioning/servicing activities.  Additionally, this position will administer and track overall project margin and will be responsible for implementing continuous improvements to the project management methodology on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify project stakeholders (i.e. agents, contractors, engineers and/or end users) and determine needs and expectations for each project as it pertains to the complete lighting system.
  • Establish clear set of project goals; prioritize demand, sequence of activities and a detailed schedule to meet customer requested delivery dates.
  • Clarify completion criteria for each deliverable (i.e. approval drawings, submittal drawings, start-up co-ordination, commissioning and training sign-off) and develop customer acceptance plan.
  • Work with various functional groups to manage changes and change notices (i.e. inside sales, customer service, supply chain and operations).
  • Provide ongoing monitoring and communication of deliverables to various project stakeholders at the agent, distributor, contractor and end-customer locations.
  • Work with project stakeholders to suggest and implement improvements and/or modifications to project scope, deliverables, timelines and resources.
  • Provide ongoing communication and updates to finance for POC (Percent of Completion) tracking.
  • Utilization of established project management tools in addition to maintaining visual timelines for each project to ensure unified effort and coordination at the customer site.
  • Work with the Field Services team to ensure timely and accurate completion of startup, commissioning and customer training activities.
  • Ensure project completion criteria have been met and obtain stakeholder approval for final deliverables.
  • Create and provide closeout binder for customer with all pertinent project information.
  • Conduct post mortem or lessons learned review with key stakeholder as part of the continuous improvement effort to achieve world class project management standards in the lighting industry.
  • Review of overall project margin as it pertains to product costs, engineering and design costs, and startup/commissioning costs.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s  degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of project management experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • This position does not offer relocation.  Candidate must reside within a 50 mile radius of Syracuse, NY
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business Administration from an accredited institution
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  •  Must have a strong technical aptitude and experience with MS Office including PC skills, Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with customers via the phone, e-mail and other written and verbal communication mediums.
  • Strong work ethic, flexibility, and a desire to actively contribute to the group’s success
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong professional presence.
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050123