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The Project Manager, Industrial and High Vacuum Systems role encompasses the management and delivery of complete vacuum system equipment requirements to meet customer specifications. It requires involvement throughout the end-end process – lead technical development following initial customer enquiry, specifying proposal, contract review & clarification, oversee execution in PC, successful installation, commissioning and customer acceptance.

  • The role requires travel extensively to meet with customers, support sales process, work with key suppliers & 3rd party subcontractors where required, support on-site commissioning process.
  • The Project manager will have no direct reports but will need to manage project teams in key project phases.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the technical and engineering integrity of complex projects and that they have been produced in accordance with internal and external applicable safety standards.
  • They are responsible for all aspects of the project including, proposal, budget, contract compliance, product quality, product specification and definition of resource requirements. He/she will be the point of contact for internal customers and suppliers and third party vendors associated with the project.
  • The Project Manager will provide strong coordination between the Customer Center, Technical, Product Company, Finance and other functions.
  • The Project Manager will provide regular and agreed reports to management and the customer on status and will pro-actively put in place risk mitigation plans. He/she will also convene post-contract reviews to create “Lessons Learned” recommendations to identify successful and unsuccessful elements in order to develop best practice and improve customer satisfaction.
  • The Project Manager will develop cost reduction strategies in order to maximize UGP and profitability.

The role is to ensure profitable and timely execution of complex systems projects from customer contact to completion.  This will involve:  

  • Adding technical & applications expertise to sales process.
  • Assisting with accurate customer proposals.
  • Clarifications of scope with Sales and customers.
  • Establishing overall engineering, design, procurement, assembly, testing and shipment plan including critical milestones and customer deliverables.
  • Leading the project team to deliver all project commitments in a timely fashion and under budget by coordinating and driving all required activities within all disciplines of the organization.
  • Engaging with all external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers as required.
  • Developing and implementing recovery plans as required in case of project delays or negative budget variances.

The role

The management of complete medium to high complex vacuum system projects from proposal phase through to final acceptance and payment, to ensure Project delivery to agreed timescales, budgets and quality requirements.

  • Proactive engagement at all levels of the organization including Sales, Operations, Procurement, Finance and Engineering to drive contract delivery requirements for equipment, drawings and all supporting technical and commercial documentation.
  • Ensuring there are no obstacles to customers making timely payments in accordance with contractual obligations.
  • Active and expert technical engagement with customers and lean proposals to increase conversion rate and Orders Received
  • The specification and auditing of bids against contractual requirements to ensure they are cost effectively executed in Product Company.
  • Identification of technical and commercial risks, and their mitigation plans.
  • Provision of regular project reporting to management and customer reviews.  Creation and maintenance of project plans from customer contract requirements.
  • Understands basic revenue, contribution and gross margin models, meets financial objectives by forecasting and scheduling expenditures to manage cash flow and improve the gross margin of the Project. 
  • Rigorous control (& communication) of costs and resources to deliver orders to budget or increased UGP.  Tight management of scope with customer, enabling UGP increase through variation orders
  • Continuous improvement of process and solutions to increase orders received and profitability.
  • The Project Manager will provide regular and agreed reports to management and the customer on status and will pro-actively put in place risk mitigation plans. He/she will also convene post-contract reviews to create “Lessons Learned” recommendations to identify successful and unsuccessful elements in order to develop best practice and improve customer satisfaction.

Skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science discipline.
  • 5 to 10 years experience of project management methodology, preferably gained in an electro-mechanical assembly environment. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to manage projects and resources successfully; including full planning and budgetary controls skills.
  • PMP Certification preferred but not required. 
  • Knowledge of vacuum technology and working with engineering contractors.
  • Knowledge of high vacuum technologies and university / R&D applications a plus.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility appropriately and successfully to a multi-disciplinary team in accordance with project requirements.
  • Other requirements (Expected travel requirements ~ 30% of time)

Are we a good fit?

  • Project Management experience
  • Team oriented
  • Drive for results
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Budget conscientious

Choose your career with us!

Excellent working conditions & benefits

  • Part of the Atlas Copco Group with a wide-reaching internal job market
  • You can grow with us: we always look for internal candidates before checking the market and have training and development programs
  • We have a friendly, family-like atmosphere – and that is not just a claim on the wall, it’s a true fact
  • You can be creative and promote your own ideas
  • Every day brings new challenges and new things to learn

Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V

About Leybold

Leybold employs more than 1660 people on four continents. Most of them have a scientific or engineering background.
Their knowledge, creativity and experience are a prerequisite for the pronounced innovativeness of the company and hence for its success.
The requirements of high-tech industry and the cultural diversity of our global company provide for an attractive and stimulating working environment. We therefore look for employees who do not only have the required technical skills but also have extensive soft skills and are able to work in and with international project teams.
For this reason, we place great importance on staff development and a continuous exchange of knowledge. Various education and training programs provide technical know-how and enhance basic skills. Thus, the personal development of each employee is promoted systematically.


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