Senior Project Manager at SPEC Engineering

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Plainfield, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you a self-motivated Senior Project Manager who lives to deliver on time and can masterfully oversee every aspect of a project?

Are you a creative and detail-oriented Senior Project Managerwith excellent problem solving & critical thinking skills?

Spec Engineering is seeking a difference maker to join our team as a client-facing Senior Project Manager who sees the big picture. This person's talent is to analytically break down complex projects and formulate action-steps to control the desired outcome. They are assertive, live to deliver on time, and masterfully oversee and control project scope, cost, and scheduling, plus coordinating with all involved contractors and departments.

Spec Engineering is a privately held, fast growing, and stable full-service process engineering firm/turn-key system integrator with our main office located in Plainfield Il, and a second location in Chicago. We provide the latest in technology as a system integrator in the food & beverage, general manufacturing, and chemical industries. Our company purpose is “Improve lives through innovation, responsibility and trust one project at a time” because we care about our colleagues, customers and community. Spec Engineering welcomes and values diversity and we strive for an inclusive work environment that rewards employees for their individuality and uniqueness.

Essential Duties and responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Leads project teams consisting of design engineers, controls engineers, outside contractors, vendors, and shop assembly personnel.

  • Oversee engineering design of integrated equipment systems, including machines, automation, and field installation.

  • Leads and coordinates full project life-cycle from customer order to site start-up.

  • Manages the customer relationship in conjunction with sales.

  • Works with other members of the engineering staff and other departments to ensure that production is completed in a timely manner.

  • Monitors and controls budget and actual costs throughout the course of projects.

  • Mentors junior engineers and project managers on technical disciplines and project approach.

  • Ensures quality of Spec Engineering products and services for all customers.

  • Drives safety in design engineering, shop fabrication, and site execution

  • Travels on-site for various customer meetings and to oversee installation of projects.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Shares expertise with others. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

  • Customer Service - Displays professional communication skills. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

  • Planning & Organization - Navigates project changes smoothly. Plans for additional resources. Prioritizes and plans work activities. Sets goals and objectives. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems in a timely manner.Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions. Resolves problems in early stages. Works well in group problem solving situations.

  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar field.

  • 10+ years of experience in project management leading teams and driving customer satisfaction.

  • Experience in an OEM environment is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Employee Stock Option Program

  • Paid time off

  • Continued education support

If this sounds like you, we want to talk with you about joining our team as a SeniorProject Manager!