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Flowserve Corporation Project Manager in Lynchburg, Virginia

Company Overview:

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!

Position Description:

Role Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and executing assigned R&D and engineering projects in the Automation Group consistent with the strategy of the business and within the resource capability of the company. The Project Manager shall advise leadership and/or business executives about the status and resource loading of assigned projects across the company. The Project Manager will proactively plan, direct, control and ensure the successful outcome of projects utilizing the assigned project teams as well as standards, best practices and tool sets established within the Flowserve organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide project leadership that encourages team enthusiasm and innovation

  • Apply/communicate project management standards and best practices

  • Ensure compliance of project execution with Flowserve policies regarding execution of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Ensuring the completeness of 1) a business case justifying each project and 2) a project charter to define the scope and 3) ensuring a high-quality of requirements definition

  • Ensuring that Gate Reviews are conducted according to the standardized expectations for completion by phase

  • Ensuring that our individual project budgets reconcile with the overall approved budget and forecasted spend

  • Identifying risks and opportunities within the project environment and implementing risk mitigation strategies to keep the project on track

  • Using integrated change management to manage and control the outcomes to the benefit of the project and Flowserve

  • Identify, seek approval for, and coordinate the assignment of internal and external Flowserve resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives

  • For assigned projects, act through the project core team to define, manage, and control: Project scope, Schedule, Budget, Resources, Deliverables/Outputs, Risks/Issues/Opportunities, Changes, Project documentation and lessons learned

  • Provide strategic direction to project teams as well as tactically manage the day-to-day project execution and communications

  • Collaborate with functional managers in the supervision of project personnel which includes work allocation, training and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personal actions

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management

  • Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget

  • Excellent estimating scheduling and budget management skills

  • Ability to independently identify and resolve project issues

  • Proven experience in influencing and leading

  • Proven experience in risk management

  • Proven experience in change management

  • Proven experience in contract management preferred

  • Excellent presentation, oral and written English language communication skills, including meeting and workshop facilitation experience

  • Excellent team-building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills

  • Enthusiasm, positive energy, highly motivated

  • Proficient in project management software (Planview, SmartSheets, MS Project or others)


  • Certifications: PMP® or other equivalent certification highly recommended

  • Basic secondary language skills helpful (Italian)

Primary Posting Location: Lynchburg, Virginia US

Job Posting/Business Card Title: Project Manager

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 20%

Job Posting Category: Engineering/R&D

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 47999BR

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