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IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc. Project Controls Manager (Cost & Scheduling) in Kalamazoo, Michigan

IPS hiring! We are looking for a talented Project Services Manager to join our industry leading Project Delivery and Construction team at our client location located Kalamazoo, MI.

The Project Services Manager is accountable to develop, progress and forecast all phases of the project costs as well as all phases of the project schedule/plan using the most current industry practices and software. This position provides overall leadership for cost, schedule, planning functions on multiple projects. Integrate all project functions engineering, procurement, schedule, cost, technical & construction disciplines for seamless reporting to insure effective Capital Project Delivery.


  • Accountable for all project budget, invoicing, cost forecasting as well as Plans & Schedules for the entire engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) life cycle.

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for all cost, schedule, planning, risk control/reporting project functions.

  • Supervise and motivate Senior Controllers (cost & schedule) as well as more junior department/project personnel.

  • Work closely with clients and project teams to calibrate processes to meet owner’s requirements.

  • As a member of project leadership team develop and implement project controls strategy and integrate into Project Execution Plan.

  • Lead in a highly collaborative and dynamic project environment.

  • Continually refresh on industry best practices and integrate with current processes.

  • Present and educate personnel/teams/organization on project control’s practices and principals.

  • Lead efforts with estimating, procurement and project management on project scope coordination, work package definition, contract development and bid analysis.

  • Facilitate project constructability, value engineering as well as alignment of cost & schedule data.

  • SME on contractor SOVs, earned value, and overall progress measurement and reporting.

  • Oversite of integrated cost reporting platform for detailed cost reports, including budgets, changes, commits (POs), spends, anticipated costs and forecast.

  • Oversite of project scheduling platform as well as Pull/Phase/Takt/Interactive planning sessions as required to develop, refine and progress project plans.

  • Architect effective visualization, graphics & outputs for team communication.

  • Work closely with accounting, finance and legal functions on project needs and organizational initiatives.

  • At project completion, develop and record the project’s historical cost information and “lessons learned”.

  • Lead workgroup efforts to improve company processes, systems and intellectual infrastructure to promote organizational learning and continuous improvement.


  • BS degree in engineering or related technical field, construction management or applicable experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a project management or controls professional on capital projects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) processes in the Pharma/Biotech Industry.

  • Understanding of engineering, construction methodologies and technical documentation.

  • Demonstrated expertise in Project Services & Cost Engineering concepts; project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling & closeout as well as billing/invoicing, estimating, forecasting, and variance reporting as well as modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques and tools including CPM, Last Planner, 4D, etc.

  • Strong analytical and computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in integrated construction management/cost reporting PPM platforms (Procore). Experience with data management tools (MS Excel, MS Access, Power BI etc.) as well as financial ERP systems.

  • Knowledge of Primavera P6 Planner, Microsoft Project, vPlanner, BIM 360 and other visual & collaborative planning tools.

  • Excellent collaboration, communication and organizational skills are required with the ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of information to effectively meet deadlines.

  • PMI, AACEI or other industry certifications.


  • Safety minded individual that must comply with IPS Mission Zero Safety policy

  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team without a significant level of supervision

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. for long periods of time with extended computer use

  • Experience working in both a Home Office and Field environment.

  • Up to 50% travel required to both project and regional office locations

  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other "non-administrative" areas.


  • Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.

  • Must approach work with visible enthusiasm and a contagious energy that provides a positive example for coworkers and clients.

  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery systems.

  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of clients.

  • Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.

  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.

  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment

About Us

IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,400 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.


Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).

Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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