Project Manager - Industrial

Job location:
Andersonville, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 06022

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Project Manager - Industrial

Job Summary

The Project Manager will be responsible for all capital and construction projects at our plant in Andersonville, GA.  The position has the responsibility for formulating initial project concepts; feasibility studies; front end engineering/estimating; applying for CAPEX Project authorization; specification writing; technical bid alignment; detailed engineering; onsite Project Execution and Construction Management -  through to closing documentation.  They will be responsible for managing and coordinating efforts of all functions within a project team: safety, process, production, maintenance, electrical, automation, external engineering, contractor work. This position must work with Purchasing to meet the spirit and intent of Imerys Purchasing procedures.

Annual CAPEX budget of $4-5M and 25-30 projects ranging from $20k to $1M.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure each CAPEX project is completed safely, on time and within budget.

  • Managing Contractor Safety on an MSHA regulated site

  • Optimize Investment profitability (CAPEX reduction and performance improvements)

  • Compare/investigate different possible alternates (CAPEX,OPEX, risks) and justify the recommended solution looking for the best total cost for ownership.

  • Ensure each major CAPEX (>1M€) is prepared according to Imerys Group standards.

  • Apply varying project execution strategies according to the type of project.

  • Support individual technical experts with required cost/benefit analysis, budget and schedule development, and identifying constraints.

  • Maintain current year CAPEX project portfolio; lead creation of following years plan; high level 3-5 year plan.

  • Apply Project management ‘Best Practices’

Once the project is approved:

Manage the  project team 

Check detailed engineering to minimize risks and maximize future results

Ensure efficient project control tools (cost, schedule, risk) are in place and optimize procurement efficiency.

Regularly report to Management


Skills and Attributes Requirements

Technical and Management skills including :

  • Ability to read technical drawings; understand technical Equipment specs

  • Mixture of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil experience.

  • Contractor Management

  • Problem solving, develop Pros/Cons based on robust technical analysis

  • Oral and written communication  -  internal/external contacts

  • Project Control and Reporting (EHS, Schedule and Cost)

  • Negotiation and arbitration 

  • Ability to “influence without authority” 

  • Strong team leader skills to coordinate efforts of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve common goal

  • Proven ability to develop and adhere to project schedule

  • Demonstrated success overseeing a range of projects of varying complexity

  • Proven capability in defining project scope


Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent; minimum 5-7 years of Project Management experience

  • Engineer with experience in a heavy industrial environment.

  • Working knowledge of major engineering disciplines.

  • Knowledge of major mineral physical and thermal treatment technologies and equipment

  • Experienced in designing clean trouble free plants, caring for details, knowledgeable in dust control, gas and water treatments

  • Field production experience valuable

  • Knowledge of the law in relation to construction, contractors and health and safety.

  • Successful US-based candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before the employment start date unless exempted by applicable law.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.