Associate Project Manager

KBR, Inc

$80K — $100K *


More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description

In this position, you will be responsible for all phases of planning and execution on a small (typically less than $500,000 total installed cost) project or may be responsible for a segment of a larger project at a client site in Memphis, TN. Also, you will plan, organize, coordinate, and control small engineering projects in accordance with the established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements approved by the company, with the responsibility for day-to-day contact and communication with the client and focuses on providing client satisfaction. In this role, you may also serve as a proposal manager for small projects and budgetary accountability.

This position is located at a client site in Memphis, TN. Work will be performed on site.

There is no per diem or relocation offered.


Accountable for overall project performance, including safety, operability, quality, budget, and schedule.

Typically managing a number of projects simultaneously, handling internal prioritization of resources and coordination with plants to determine installation windows and necessary plant resourcing to support permitting, operating discipline updates, and training needs.

Involved with project execution including ensuring necessary procurement & marshaling is completed and contractor resources are available and scheduled to hit key milestones.

Develops and presents high quality project definition documentation project approval reviews for stakeholder decision against the business opportunity.

Performs economic evaluations, prepares funding requests, forecasts capital and non-cap expenditures and asset write-offs, and ensures necessary financial reporting and accounting is performed.

Implements best practices, evaluates scope options, conducts risk analysis, and develops mitigation plans.

Makes strategic project decisions and provides status updates throughout execution of all aspects of the project.

Serves as the owner’s lead project engineer to ensure necessary engineering processes are followed, leveraging highly with engineering and construction management contractors.

Champions the “no change” concept and ensures only changes consistent with the business and project objectives are approved. Demonstrates excellent communication when changes occur.

Provides trustworthy leadership for an effective and cohesive team by ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly understood, team member workloads are reasonable, cross functional communications are adequate and personality conflicts managed for owners and contract team members. Engages outside consultants when needed to support the team.

Management of project execution to safely achieve business objectives within agreed to scope, cost and schedule while protecting the environment and our communities.

Responsible for the development and implementation of Project Quality Plans, including auditing work processes and deliverables for compliance, and for meeting agreed upon project quality requirements and expectations, including operability scorecard metrics following return to operations.


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Strong background in Process Food Plant or Process Chemical Plant.

Piping systems and piping design experience mandatory

5-7+ years related experience.

AutoCAD 2D proficient. Knowledgeable in 2D and 3D environments.

Perform the necessary fieldwork, pulling measurements, locating tie-ins, as-built existing process piping system.

Work from P&ID's, client specifications and vendor data to design complex piping systems for food manufacturing facility.

Able to generate bid quality piping, duct transition, steel, or civil drawings.

Able to generate project design bid Packages.

Able to create pipe isometrics and pipe support drawings.

Ensures that completed design is functional, maintainable, and designed with safety and that all applicable codes have been followed and maintain

Project management experience a plus

Excellent communication skills and ability to function as an individual lead

Strong interpersonal skills, communications & ability to collaborate.

Ability to lead multiple projects/tasks and drive projects to completion with strong operability to support reliable, high-quality production.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required and experience with Microsoft Project, SAP, and/or other project management tools preferred

Physical Qualifications

Work is located at a working client site:

Requires exposure to ambient temperature extremes

Extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces, and working in small or confined spaces.

Some lifting may be required, up to 20lbs

Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress).

Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, hearing and eye protection, steel-toed boots, etc.)

Day-to-day physical requirements involve standard office activities including sitting/standing for extended periods of time, attending meetings, use of keyboard and mouse repetitively


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits, which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient and safer.

We Deliver – Together.


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR, Inc is an American engineering, procurement, and construction company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company provides services to customers in the energy, chemical, and government sectors, among others. KBR has a global presence, with operations in over 40 countries. The company was founded in 1901 as M.W. Kellogg Company and has undergone several name changes and mergers since then. KBR is committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers while also being a responsible corporate citizen.
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