Project Manager

Novomer   •  

Boston, MA

11 - 15 years

Posted 266 days ago

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  • Actively participates in the development of a project plan, with key focus on cost and schedule.

  • Manages key interfaces between vendors, engineering firms, construction firms, consultants, regulatory bodies and Novomer staff.
  • Sound knowledge of cost and contract management, including claims management.
  • Experience with multiple phases of project from project inception to commercial close-out.
  • Proven track record of working in teams of diverse disciplines which includes engineers (civil, process, mechanical, electrical), process scientists, operators, EH&S, and subject matter experts.
  • Collaborates with the team to identify and prioritize development and attainment of key milestones that are compliant with approved commercialization timeline.
  • Proactively manages project milestone delivery, identifies potential obstacles and issues, devises contingency plans, and engages stakeholders at necessary decision points.
  • Compilation of Cost Estimates for all project stages, while proactively managing costs and schedule.
  • Preparation of tender documentation.
  • Preparation of cost reports.
  • Writing and organizing necessary documentation to ensure smooth commissioning of commercial plants, from construction, to startup, and to full operation.


  • BS (Science or Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Civil/Mechanical Engineering Preferred)

  • PMP/MRICS certification (or other relevant project management/construction certification)

  • Minimum of 10+ years of international experience in any combination of the following disciplines: project execution, construction management, strategic procurement, contract/tender development and management, capital estimating.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment, while under pressure of deadlines. Ability to manage time, conflicting priorities, and multiple tasks.

  • Capital estimating skills focused on oil & gas or petrochemical industry

  • Exposure to strategic procurement practices

  • Experience in dealing with EPC firms

  • Experience in the rollout of international projects

  • Comfortable dealing with difficult situations where the other parties are likely to disagree and push back.

  • Able to know when it is the right time to stand his/her ground and push back against unrealistic requests or demands, and is able to marshal compelling facts in order to present cogent arguments supporting project’s timeline, costs, quality and completion.

  • Builds appropriate rapport and constructive and effective relationships, using diplomacy and tact, and able to defuse tension when making tough calls and standing ground, while being flexible and adaptable to meet deadlines and objectives.