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Project Manager II, EH&S

Date: Jun 3, 2017

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US

Company: James Hardie




Position Summary

As a member of the Central EH&S Department reporting to one of the following: the Sr. Director of EH&S, Director of E&H or Sr Safety Manager, this Project Manager will participate in the Development and Implementation of Strategic EH&S Projects, related to Safety Systems, Behavioral Safety, SMS platforms, Air Emission Controls, IH ventilation and dust capture systems, Storm Water controls and Continuous Improvement projects.  The level of Involvement in a particular project may vary, but generally this person is expected to provide a high degree of leadership and motivation to facilitate fulfillment of project objectives, potentially from inception through implementation and to completion.  This individual must be capable of multi-tasking and should be capable of working independently on small to medium capital projects, or possibly multiple small projects with overlapping schedules.  The ideal candidate will possess capability, or at least potential, to manage large network wide projects.


Position Responsibilities

(25%) Responsible to Champion the Development of EHSProject Proposals, which includes:

  • Assess and Define Current Gaps or Business Needs
  • Work with Stakeholders to Define Parameters and Desired Outcomes.  Stakeholders may include key people from EH&S, Manufacturing, Product Management, Sales, and Engineering or Research
  • Assess Project Feasibility
  • Coordinate and Direct activities to Test Concepts and to Validate the Legitimacy of Proposed Solutions. Perform Analysis to assess alternatives and to select the best choice.  Identify Risks
  • Solicit Quotations for project or utilize suitable resources for estimations, according to past experience or industry standards
  • Develop detailed project plan
  • Ensure proper communication of project plan to key stakeholders
  • Develop key metrics to assess progress and success of projects
  • Ensure consistency with Hardie Best Practices and Review proposed designs with Manufacturing Mgrs, Maintenance Leads, EH&S and other Stakeholders to get buy-in.


(65%) Responsible for Overall Project Management of Approved Projects to include:

  • Assemble a Project Implementation Team as appropriate to fulfill the Projects Objectives
  • Prepare and Execute Contracts (Prepare Installation Scope, Bid and Award, Scheduling, Safety, Coordination Issues, Quality Inspection, Change Orders, Insurance Requirements and Payment Terms);
  • Where necessary, Coordinate Project Activities to minimize impacts to Existing Plant Operations, including the safety of employees;
  • Communicate and Uphold Company Standards for Contractor Safety Enforce Compliance to National Standards for Safety;
  • Enforce Corporate Insurance Requirements for Contractors and Vendors;
  • Ensure Quality of Installation including Maintainability and Reliability;
  • Manage the Project Budget, Documentation and Reporting;
  • Establish criteria for Final Project Acceptance;
  • Complete the Full Scope of Work, On-Time and Within the Approved Budget.
  • Close the Project when Established Performance Criteria are Met or Exceeded;
  • Complete Project Closeout Documentation.


(10%) Personal Development – Knowledge in the Fiber Cement Process

  • The Project Manager is expected to demonstrate a basic level of Hardie’s Fiber Cement Processes and Manufacturing Techniques.  The Individual should strive for continuous self improvement, in terms of gaining understanding in current processes and in keeping up with new developments.  This is important to understand how our EH&S system ties into Operations and helps facilitate good project planning.
  • Participate in Training Opportunities related to Safety, Quality, Product Knowledge, Leadership, Workplace Policies and Personal Improvement;
  • Participate in your own Personal Development


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

To a significant degree, the Project Manager is expected to be self-sufficient and must be able to make good decisions based upon sound logic, analysis of data and good judgment. The Manager is expected to establish and effectively leverage both Internal and External Networks for assistance and to validate conclusions. 


Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively lead and to coordinate the activities of others to accomplish goals.
  • Attention to details and perseverance on follow-up.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Well organized, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Leadership Aptitude with the ability to participate in cross functional teams. 
  • Shows Integrity, Demonstrates Initiative, works productively under little supervision and consistently performs at a high level



Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or related major


Work Experience Required:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in an EH&S and/or Project Management professional role in a high-speed, continuous manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, PMP preferred
  • Advanced skills with personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software)



  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Gaining Commitment:   Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Information Monitoring:  Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.




James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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