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Dart Container Engineering Sr Project Manager in Mason, Michigan

Engineering Sr Project Manager

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Date: Aug 17, 2020


Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Manage engineering projects or programs of large size, complexity, and duration focused on product development, manufacturing process improvement, and equipment deployment.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Lead, manage, and facilitate multiple projects or programs of large size, complexity, and duration

  • Direct members of the project team including engineers, designers, and technicians

  • Develop project plans, schedules, and work plans, estimate resources and costs for all stages, and track financial health of projects

  • Work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas to define the project scope, goals, and deliverables amid changing and competing priorities

  • Document and track project plan

  • Collaborate with, influence, and gain buy-in from executives, sponsors, team members, stakeholders, and peers

  • Maintain continuous alignment of project scope with defined strategic business objectives

  • Communicate both technical and non-technical information to all levels of staff and management

  • Monitor progress and critical path of projects, identify problems impeding progress and work creatively and analytically demonstrating teamwork and innovation

  • Proactively recommend actions to move project through technical hurdles

  • Develop trusted relationships with project and program stakeholders, sponsors

  • Lead, motivate, and manage various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance

  • Proactively manage scope change requests

  • Provide reports, updates and feedback to management and project team

  • Identify successful and unsuccessful project elements after project completion and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Participate in improving project management best practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

  • Mentor other engineering project managers

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or a related technical field of study and five (5) years of project management related experience

  • Associates degree and ten (10) years of project management related experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent and fourteen (14) years of project management related experience

  • PMP certification

  • Experience successfully managing and completing multiple large, complex engineering projects

  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects, and priorities

  • Ability to establish project plans, regularly monitor and track progress on work projects, and communicate with project partners

  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related processes and clearly explain options and solutions

  • Ability to understand and apply financial analysis

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products

  • Advanced level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint

  • Work is split between an office environment, production facility, and/or warehouse depending on the project

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time domestically and internationally

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport

  • Favorable motor vehicle report upon hire

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • SAP and Stage-Gate

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


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