Project Manager (Water Innovation) - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  487955



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


Position Overview


The Innovation Project Manager will lead teams to create and deliver innovation project(s) that span across one or more business units while creating a culture of innovation through employee and customer engagement and ideations.  Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to safety, quality and control guidelines throughout the full development life cycle which advance our capabilities to provide Engineered and Integrated Solutions to customers in our core end markets of Water, Energy, Communications, and Transportation.  This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time innovation project delivery. This position will be a change agent, driving organizational alignment across business units to harmonize our approaches to Innovation, new product development (NPD), and product and service management processes. 


Key Responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Manage a portfolio of complex innovation initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business with a customer centric mindset

  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor innovation initiatives simultaneously

  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of IPG strategic objectives

  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence – One CRH

  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for IPG

  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project

  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes (internal and external)

  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings

  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across IPG business leadership

  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations, business and customer needs

  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address customer goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices

  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders

  • Define the Statement of Work, Scope and Specifications for the requested goods and services

  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues

  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results

  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

  • Support development of 3rd party engagements to accelerate university partnerships, technology incubators, and other research endeavors




Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, or related field

  • Graduate degree preferred, with a specialization in relevant fields (i.e., product management, strategic marketing, new product development, research & development, commercial excellence, or other related disciplines)

  • 5+ years professional experience expected in product management, new product development, R&D. PMP a plus

  • Experience leading the development of and successful launch of new products and/or services

  • Experience in managing delivery of customer-facing and internally facing products or services

  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands


Competencies and Skills


  • Cultivates Innovation – Can take a creative idea and put it into practice. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation. Builds excitement in others to explore creative options.

  • Information Seeking – Driven by an underlying curiosity and desire to know more about things, people, or issues. This involves going beyond routine questions and includes digging or pressing for exact information; resolving discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or conducting less-focused environmental scanning for opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be used in the future.

  • Builds Networks – Builds strong formal and informal networks.  Maintains relationships across a variety of functions and locations.  Draws upon multiple relationships to exchange ideas, resources, and know-how.

  • Business Acumen – Make sound business decisions based on a strong understanding of the company’s business model, strategic goals, and relevant policies, as well as best practices and current technologies.

  • Communicating – Provide the information required by others in a concise, direct, and unambiguous way; strive to ensure that the receiver clearly understands the specifics of their message and they can listen to, receive, and understand messages conveyed by others.

  • Time Management – Focus on completing all work tasks in a timely manner, while remaining responsive enough to react to competing demands and shifting priorities; manage multiple responsibilities while staying organized and keeping on top of the important time-sensitive tasks and performing all work accurately.

  • Process Management – Take a systematic approach in contributing to making the company's workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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