Live Chat

Project Manager Job in Grove City, Ohio US

Project Manager


Posted: 3/18/2021 - Expires: 6/16/2021

Job ID: 225393590


Job Description

ADB SAFEGATE leads the world in smart solutions that help airports handle more aircraft, safely and efficiently, from approach to departure. Our products and services can lift any airport's performance from approach, runway and taxiway lighting; to tower-based traffic control systems; to intelligent gate and docking automation.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people with the passion to support our vision and help to change the future of aviation. We are now offering a fascinating position as aProject Managerworking out of our Columbus, Ohio office.

Position Summary

Plan, execute, and finalize multiple technical projects/activities according to strict deadlines and within budget

Acquire resources and coordinate the efforts of team members and third-party contractors and/or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan

Strengthens the financial performance of the company by effectively monitoring project cost, schedules, on time delivery and preparing accurate forecasts

Lead teams by being a great communicator, working effectively with others, being dedicated to the goals of the team and company, working productively with others to meet scheduled task completion dates

Travel national or international to airport installations as required for project start-up, monitor progress, commissioning, testing, and training up to 40%

Essential Functions

Project Management

Direct and manage project lifecycle from quote to customer acceptance

Develop a complete project plan, communication plan and associated documents

Create a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and elaborate details in written Work Packages (WP)

Create a schedule using Critical Path Method (CPM)

Manage schedule milestones, deadlines, and task dependencies

Manage project scope, scope changes, customer change notices and customer change directives

Proactively manage project risk, identify potential risks, and devise mitigation and contingency plans, and keep risk register updated

Manage project budget including labor, material, and travel expenses

Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects

Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis

Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion

Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company

Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recommendations if necessary, during project cycle

Support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders

Conduct project Lessons Learned meetings and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

Control and Monitoring: Comparing actual performance with planned performance, analyzing variances, assessing trends to effect process improvements, evaluating possible alternatives, and recommending appropriate corrective actions as needed

Prepare project status reports and present to management

Bid Preparation

Work with Sales and assist with bid preparations

Draft and submit budgets, quotations (cost estimates) according to schedule deadlines

Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

Accurately prepare and organize quote reviews with management

Prepare preliminary project schedule, whenever required

Design Phase

Direct, review, and approve design drawings and written specifications

Support design team to produce custom drawing packages for each project

Review and approve all electrical wiring, civil and mechanical designs

Facilitate software team to produce custom software configurations for each project

Testing and Validation

Utilize experience to review and approve software configurations

Supervise both in house and field testing and customer validation testing

Training and Presenting

Work with other departments to produce internal and customer training programs

Perform presentations internally, at trade shows or for customers

Perform training internally or for customers


Review and write technical & contractual letters and reports

Review custom manuals and test plans

Approve project expenditures, enforce process rules and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services

Set and continually manage project goals and expectations with team members and other stakeholders

Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

Self-monitor personal performance against annually targets by reviewing available department scorecards and dashboards


Lead through change and adversity, make the tough call when needed, build consensus when appropriate

Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

Conduct positive negotiations, ability to compromise, handle conflict, seek common ground, articulate own and others goals, stays focused on positive outcome

Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team through analytical thinking

Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project

Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

Supervisory Requirements

There are no supervisory requirements for this position.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering (EE) or Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) or equivalent degree

Possession of a valid driver's license

Must maintain an insurable driving record

Must pass any required BCI and FBI Background Check

PMP Certification preferred

Knowledge & Experience

Twoto Four years related experience or the equivalent combination of experience and education

Twoto Fouryears of project management experience working as a project manager

Experience working on electrical infrastructure & installation projects, or construction projects, or industrial automation projects is preferred

International project management experience

Microsoft Project Client / Enterprise Project Management Systems (Project Server)

Fluent English (oral and written communication skills)

Fluent Spanish (oral and written communication skills)

Skills & Abilities

Airfield Lighting Industry (preferred)

Maintains working knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport policies, procedures, and products

Remains current on FAA Advisory Circulars and understand the airfield lighting industry and product lines

Maintains working knowledge of ICAO Annex 14 and Document 9157 parts 4 & 5 as required for international projects

Maintains working knowledge of relevant international and national standards (FAA, ICAO) and CE/EMC/IEC requirements

Electrical, Electronics and Computers

Well versed in basic electronics including low voltage and high voltage

Able to review electrical wiring diagrams and 1-line diagrams

Understanding of computers, computer networks and network communications

Understanding of underground electric infrastructure and distribution lines

Microsoft Office Suite

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Project (Creating WBS based schedules)

Project Management

Maintains knowledge of industry standard in Project Management including Earned Value Management (EVM), Scope Management, Cost Management, Quality Management and Risk Management

Advanced skills in Critical Path Method (CPM) for project schedules. Able to create, maintain and analyze CPM schedules

Able to manage project scope, schedule and budget including material and labor

Leadership and Communication

Accountable and self-empowered to recognize and remove roadblocks and escalate in a timely manner

Excellent inter-personal skills to interact with all project stakeholders

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Able to lead and motivate a diverse team

Able to work as a member of a diverse team

Able to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines

Able to prioritize work according to relevance and importance to project and management

Advanced organization skills


Customer Focus (Core Competency)

Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Integrity/Ethics (Core Competency)

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.


Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.

Accountability (Core Competency)

Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impact of one's behavior on others. 


Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Results Focus (Core Competency)

Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.


Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up to date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.

Managing Conflict

Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.

Vision and Values (Core Competency)

Supports values and daily actions and decisions, communicates vision and values to others, generates enthusiasm, incorporates vision when planning.


Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others.

Physical Demands

Regularly required to sit and talk or hear

Ability to stand, walk for extended periods of time

Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.

Ability to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds

Ability to drive an airport vehicle, contractor vehicle or rental vehicle

Ability to climb ladders

Ability to traverse rough terrains

Ability to travel to field locations

Specific vision abilities required include color, close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.

Hand and eye coordination adequate to input computer, operate typewriter, calculator, and other office equipment

Ability to make and receive phone calls

Ability to operate two-way radio

Visual stamina and acuity adequate to review alpha/numeric data and to spend long periods looking at computer screen

Work Environment

The job will generally be performed in an office environment but may require travel to visit a customer's location or construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location. While on a job site the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions that include wet and/or humid, cold and heat conditions, working near moving mechanical parts and construction machinery.While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee will be working with and around high voltage and high current equipment; there is a risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, hearing protection might be required when visiting customer's location or construction job site.

ADB Safegate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Identified Skills

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®: