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S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. Project Manager - Providence, RI in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

S&B is a full-service Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Fabrication company that has been privately owned and operated for more than 50 years. S&B projects span multiple industries including Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Energy Transition, Power and Pulp & Paper. We have a strong reputation for completing projects safely, on time and under budget and our company culture is second to none. We offer a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits and flexible work schedules. The position will be based at our client site located in Indian Orchard, MA.

Generally, this position carries the functional title of Project Manager. Has management oversight responsibility for project execution efforts associated with Engineering, Design, and Procurement of multiple small projects or single mid-size capital projects. May be assigned as Engineering Manager on an EPC project. Is expected to be the single contact for one or more clients. Must be fully competent in the use of the S&B Project Management Manual and be able to perform the duties as described in PM-111, "Project Engineer/Manager Responsibilities." Accountable to ensure that project team members understand and adhere to all operational and business unit requirements while executing assigned projects. Works with and advises project staff on the requirements and expectations of corporate Engineering Operations, Construction Operations, and Business Units relative to project execution. Provides critical operational feedback to Engineering Operations in the event of a misalignment of expectations and capabilities. Works to understand and remove barriers to successful execution of project work.


The Project Manager is responsible for the overall safety, quality, and timeliness of the work of all engineering personnel assigned to the project including the coordination of the discipline leads, Project Engineers and Project Leads. This role is also responsible for the personnel in engineering support groups performing procurement functions and tracking cost, progress, and schedule.


  • Normally requires a 4-year degree in Engineering. Equivalent work experience may substitute with Management approval.

  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer is preferred.


Requires a minimum of 12 years total experience with 8 years as a Project Lead/Engineer. Equivalent working knowledge and experience may substitute for work in a discipline. Must have working knowledge of the various software packages and automated engineering and reporting systems used at S&B.


  • Acts as primary interface with clients and must be responsive each client’s needs.

  • Develops close relationships with his clients through listening sessions and corporate reviews to achieve alignment and to confirm/establish goals and objectives.

  • Must be familiar with S&B's lessons learned database and be able to apply appropriate lessons to his client's projects.

  • Establishes open and effective communications with client's senior management.

  • Works with client in approval process for all drawings, specifications, etc.

  • Ensures a well-defined overall project scope

  • Establishes required project organization and works with department heads managers on staffing.

  • Oversees development of cost estimate for engineering, procurement, and construction for small and mid-size capital projects.

  • Conducts project kick-off meeting with members of the team

  • Ensures that Project Leads/Engineers are preparing for corporate review meetings in alignment with both company and client expectations.

  • Conducts regular corporate review meetings both internally and with clients.

  • Accountable to ensure that work is being performed effectively relative to safety, quality, cost, schedule, and overall client satisfaction.

  • Reviews and takes corrective action based on the Project Quality Evaluation Report.

  • Drives utilization of and participates in Root-cause Investigations (RCI) regarding incidents in safety, quality, cost overages, and schedule overruns.

  • Initiates project planning efforts and develops execution plan

  • Ensures project teams are operating in alignment with the S&B Project Instruction Manual.

  • Assures implementation of Total Quality Management.

  • Initiates Quantity Based Trending

  • Has responsibility for the EPC capital budget

  • Assists Procurement on matters of warranty, taxes, etc.

  • Approves all invoices for payment

  • Develops subcontract strategy

  • Oversees implementation of the project safety plan

  • Participates in proposals and sales presentations

  • Initiates project close-out

  • Participates in proposal presentations and business development activities.

  • Participates in project design and construction reviews for assigned projects and alliances.

  • During Proposal Development, ensures Scope of Work and level of effort required is consistent with estimated work hours and committed deliverables.

  • Interfaces with Project Leads / Engineers and Discipline Leads to determine specific staffing needs.

  • Ensures that the appropriate level of Project Controls is utilized on projects in alignment with company requirements.

  • Assigns Project Lead / Engineer to assist in Proposal development and RFP management for small projects and alliance work.

  • Provides mentoring and career development of Project Lead / Engineering staff.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors. Job success often hinges upon interpersonal communication and relationship development skills, and job tasks require frequent interchange and successful completion depends in large part upon effective interaction and communication with others.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as cost and schedule risk analysis and estimating techniques.


Occasionally, will conduct or participate in field trips to existing plants. This requires the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb and balance. Lifting of 25 pounds may be required. It also requires clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise. Occasionally, will conduct or participate in construction meetings at job sites in operating plants. This may require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, work near moving mechanical parts, vibration, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals and airborne particles.

Posting Title/Job Location: Project Manager - Providence, RI

ID: 10956

External Company Name: S&B Engineers and Constructors

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