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Panasonic Construction Project Schedule Manager - Panasonic Energy Kansas in De Soto, Kansas

The Construction Project Schedule Manager oversees the end-to-end project management of the construction schedule. To successfully complete this project, we’re searching for a highly passionate, fast paced learner and self-motivated professional who will work closely with leadership to ensure project is completed on time.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead overall project management of the construction schedule

  • Managing the schedule coordination between the company and design/construction contractor teams

  • Ensuring the construction project schedule contains all elements required for the success of the project

  • Assist in the development of project scopes and objectives as needed, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility

  • Create and maintain project plans, reports, and dashboards that provide the project teams and project sponsors insight into project portfolio

  • Develop critical path analysis for project and report to leadership regarding schedule status and critical path items

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering Management, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)

  • Strong experience working with Primavera P6 software, EPPM certification preferred

  • PMP/PPI Certification with 5+ years large scale construction project experience preferred

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement mindset

  • Industrial and commercial construction experience

  • Understanding of business and/or construction

  • Understanding of construction cost estimating, accounting, and cost control

  • Knowledge of relevant engineering principles and methods of construction

  • Knowledge of public procurement regulations and procedures

  • Ability to lead a team of professionals

  • Lean Six Sigma, 5S, and continuous process improvement experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the various cross-functional teams to ensure overall program alignment

  • Influence various teams without direct reporting structure

  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High Performance Leadership

  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-national environments

  • Superb written and spoken communication, including executive-level presentations – but genuine above all. This role is a critical leadership role, with communications affecting a large organization

  • Clear prioritization to advance efforts on multiple fronts

  • Flexibility, which is critical for a high-performance environment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large dollar capital improvement projects

  • Understanding of complex program and project delivery management systems, including differing construction delivery contract types

  • Expertise in Microsoft Project and/or Primavera

  • Well organized and detail oriented

  • Attention to accuracy is critical

  • Prepared to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple tasks ongoing at the same time

  • Ability and proficiency in collecting, analyzing, and presenting data

  • Being open to accept challenges and try to overcome them, either individually or collectively

  • Focus to achieve the organization’s goals while developing skills and gaining knowledge

  • Ability to collaborate with others for building successful projects

  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure

  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)]

  • Must be able to build trust and influence at all levels of an organization, including the PENA senior leadership team and Panasonic Headquarters

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit: 25%

  • Walk: 25%

  • Stand: 25%

  • Lift: 25%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.: Occasional

  • Up to 20 lbs.: Occasional

  • Up to 35 lbs.: Occasional

  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Occasional

About Us:

Here at Panasonic Energy, we set out each day to change the world by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy through the production of safe, high-quality lithium-ion batteries.

Our journey began in 2017 when Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) began producing batteries for electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc., at the Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. Our operation has since grown to be the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world with a growing workforce of more than 4,000 employees that has surpassed six billion cells delivered and counting. And this is just the beginning.

As a next step, we are expanding our operations into De Soto, Kansas as we strive to increase battery production and further support our long-term commitment to advancing the EV industry in the U.S. and building a better world.

As the demand for EVs rapidly grows, we continue to innovate our lithium-ion battery technology and production capabilities to achieve greater efficiency and performance in electric vehicles.

In addition to a work environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits package, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, training and career development opportunities, paid time off and so much more.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.