Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States 
Requisition ID: 68053 

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Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators, and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

With U.S. Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs over 5,000 people in more than 230 locations in North America. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the US, including 4 World Trade Center, the Bank of America Tower and the Marriott Marquis in New York, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.

Assistant Project Lead EI

Mobility is the goal

The Assistant Project Leader will assist the Project Manager and Management Team in running existing installation projects, and together with the Project Manager will be responsible for all estimating and operations for those projects. The candidate will additionally work with sales reps, superintendents and customers to ensure specification are completely met; with Schindler superintendents and engineering to drive efficiency and resolve technical problems; and, with local and region management to ensure high quality and financially successful existing installations. This role is customer focused, and so the selected candidate must be able to connect with people and form outstanding customer relationships so as to advance Schindler's presence in the marketplace and ensure achievement of the organization's financial goals. Assistant Project Leaders are typically promoted to Project Manager, Field Supervisor, or Sale Rep roles after 2-3 years of demonstrated success.

•    Follow and accurately manage existing installation projects to ensure that projects close-out at the required efficiency and profitability levels
•    Review and book projects within one (1) week of award, notifying the Manager if required completion dates cannot be met, and providing action plan and time frame for completion
•    Provide approved submittals to Schindler Engineering and/or local vendors following project booking; coordinate and follow up with factory, local vendors and superintendent on the delivery of project material to ensure that all required material is ready prior to project start date
•    Interface with the Field Superintendent to track job progress and notify manager if required completion dates cannot be met; provide action plan and time frame for completion
•    Seek change notice opportunities; prepare all change order paperwork and forward to the customer in a timely manner; follow up on change orders, received signed change orders from the customer prior to any related work being completed
•    Ensure timely invoicing and ensure projects are invoiced and paid to 90% before elevator turn over
•    Participate in Company professional development programs to enhance working knowledge of Elevator Company products, services and procedure



Mobility needs you

BS/AS degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Project Management or Finance preferred with prior project management experience 
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in either the elevator industry or in a related building systems industry 
Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office & Excel
Possess overall knowledge of product and product application; installation and service techniques and procedures; ability to understand financial statements; legal awareness to contract terms and conditions


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