Project Manager – Automation

Duluth, GA, USA


Join a stable systems integration company that has been around for 40 years. This is a company that strives to have fun every day at work. You will be part of a team that works well together, promotes within, and provides opportunities for growth. In this role, you will work in power, automation, and information systems for packaging and production systems and/or automated manufacturing systems.

Job Summary

The Project Manager’s duties will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Lead and direct the activities of internal and external project resources to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Ensure work product is technically sound and meets clients’ requirements.
  • Manage project scope, budget, and schedule to meet commitments made to clients and for profitability.
  • Develop relationships with clients while executing project work.
  • Conduct progress meetings with the project team, clients, and vendors at the office, client facilities, or vendor facilities.
  • Lead and manage field activities during installation and start-up phases at client sites.
  • Capable and willing to perform tasks that are required for projects to be successful. These tasks include programming, design, installation, start-up support, as-builts, client follow-up, vendor follow-up, procurement, etc.
  • Direct report supervisory responsibilities.
  • Develop skill sets and coach internal project resources while executing projects.
  • Drive internal processes and system improvements in the operations area.


  • BS in electrical, mechanical, chemical, or computer engineering is required. M.S. or M.B.A. preferred. PE License is desired.
  • 12+ years of experience
  • Experience managing capital projects
  • Ability to program from scratch, edit, document, test, and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs. ControlLogix and Compact Logix
  • Experience with a variety of PLC manufacturers such as: Siemens, Schneider, Omron, and Mitsubishi
  • Knowledge of
    • ISA 95 model
    • MES,
    • (ERP)
    • SCADA
    • SQL-based historian solutions
    • and various middleware point solutions for OEE, SPC, S-88 Batch, alarming, MMS, etc.
    • Recent Inductive Automation experience is preferred.
  • Experience with
    • AC/DC drives and motors,
    • Low to medium voltage
    • VFDs/ AFDs
    • NEC codes/guidelines
    • Motor circuits, transformers, switchboards, motor control centers, main switches, lighting circuits, load control, 3/single phase power, power panel schedules, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of industrial networks. (EtherNet IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus+, DataHighway+, and serial)
  • Solid knowledge of devices commonly used in the industrial automation field which include solenoid valves, pneumatic systems, relays, motor starters, variable frequency drives (VFDs), photo eyes, motors, pushbuttons, safety switches, pressure transmitters, flow meters, temperature sensors, disconnect switches, safety devices, and the like.
  • Skilled at performing critical design calculations.
  • Capable of reviewing the design to ensure compliance.
  • Capable of leading or performing any or all phases of the project delivery methodology.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), MS Project, Salesforce, and AutoCAD.
  • Travel will average at least 30%.

Working conditions will vary from an office environment to a manufacturing plant environment. While working at clients’ facilities, adhering to their health, safety, and security policies is an essential requirement of the job. Background, as well as random and targeted drug screening may be required.

All positions require proof of United States citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.