Durr Systems Inc
  • 14-Mar-2017 to 31-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • PFS - Project Management
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Dürr is one of the world's leading suppliers of products, systems, and services, mainly for automobile manufacturing. Our range of products and services covers important stages of vehicle production. As a systems supplier, we plan and build complete paint shops and final assembly facilities. We also manufacture and supply automotive and industrial paint and sealing robotics. Our environmental technologies deal with procedures to improve energy efficiency and the exhaust air purification.


We are a growing organization, and we are seeking a Project Manager to join our team. Together, with the momentum of our business vision, we can achieve international success and added innovation in all of the themes which Dürr influences at a global level.


Position Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for supporting a project in relation to managing and leading individual bid packs from pre-award to final closeout. This process would be as a project team member responsible for specific scopes of work. The Project Manager would also be expected to manage and lead medium size projects as defined by the Director of Operations. The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful management of bid packs or medium sized projects to deliver on time, within the budget and / or initial subcontract price through strong leadership. Reporting, timing schedules, and claims management are very important aspects of the project managers' responsibilities. Flexible, extended working hours will be required to meet the demands of the project.

Location: Southfield, MI

Essential Functions and Responsibilities        


  • Detail development and monitoring of bid pack project schedule in conjunction with the master project schedules and purchasing
  • Ensure that the project scope of work is fully understood by the project team
  • Develop project schedule with the planning manager and with other departments
  • Coordinate client information (e.g., project scope) with other departments
  • Coordinate invoicing of vendors and of client with project accounting
  • Prepare client change orders
  • Development of cost reports and monthly updates
  • Preparation of cost reports and monthly updates
  • Develop and write cost reports for projects including cockpit charts where applicable
  • Work within the guidelines of the Dürr Group project management manual
  • Monitor site activities for schedule compliance, costs and health and safety
  • Attend and facilitate project coordination meetings
  • Clarification and finalization of bid documents
  • Chair and / or support project meetings
  • Prepare monthly project progress updates for customer as required
  • Project cash flow projections
  • Risk management identify, manage and control project risks
  • Provide mentoring to associate project managers and graduate trainees
  • Conduct internal project closeout meeting, generate and distribute closeout report
  • Closeout the project with the customer and obtain final payment
  • Manage / approve warranty requests from the customer

Nonessential Functions

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree in appropriate subject (e.g. Engineering, Construction Management)
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of project management experience
  • Position related experience in similar industry strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to understand and maintain project schedules
  • Good time management skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Able to effectively communicate with engineering and estimating departments, contractors, suppliers, and customers
  • Able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Able to technically define problems and propose solutions
  • Adaptable to change in a learning environment
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when necessary


Physical Demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands and arms. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition or disability, height, weight, or any other protected status.  We maintain a drug-free work place and perform pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.


Note to all Staffing Agencies: Dürr has a team of dedicated Human Resources professionals who are responsible for all hiring needs. Our practice is to partner and work with our approved vendors on an as needed basis. We do not accept resumes from agencies that are not on our preferred vendor list and have not signed our Recruiting and Permanent Placement Contract. Any resumes submitted from unapproved vendors will be considered unsolicited, and Dürr will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

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