National Project Manager in Schnitzer - Tacoma at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 8/4/2018

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If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.

Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.

The National Project Manager (NPM) reports to the Sr. Director of Technology and will assist with dotted line to the Capital Project and Asset Management National Director (CPAMN). The NPM is charged with implementing and overseeing specific capital projects throughout the Auto & Metals Recycling (AMR) division and joint venture operations – primarily in the Auto Shredders and Joint Products facilities. The NPM will have direct oversight within all regions regarding effective implementation of different projects within the AMR business division. The NPM will be active upon the acquisition of different systems, equipment or building installations; will coordinate with suppliers to ensure all technical specifications are met or exceeded; as well as coordinate with Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S) teams to facilitate the required criteria for permit applications of such projects. Throughout the project execution, the NPM will coordinate activities with all the vendors, suppliers and installers to ensure they all meet the H&S activities as well as coordinate with local operation teams to facilitate a proper communication channel with the facility stakeholders – including shredder and joint product managers, plant managers, and regional managers.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates project management activities between vendors/suppliers and facility stakeholders to ensure the timely execution of projects within the AMR business division. Stakeholders may include regional environmental teams, H&S teams, and operations teams.
  • Oversees procurement activities tied to projects being managed, including but not limited to fabrication, installation services (mechanical/electrical), as well as civil and other activities.
  • Ensures all processes and procedures regarding capital assets of the project adhere to compliance and company standards, as well as engineering protocols and national codes (OSHA, NEC, etc).
  • Works with the Regional Management teams including regional operations teams, construction project teams and equipment managers to ensure the reasonable production/installation standards set during the procurement stage are met.
  • May assist the CPAMN with validating and updating of fixed asset listings for all equipment in AMR yards.
  • Ensures project budgets are effectively and efficiently utilized and met.
  • Assists in the development of FY Capital Plans.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 10 years’ experience with a strong background in Project Management of industrial/manufacturing installations, preferably in the metals recycling industry – ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling.
  • Ability to review engineering drawings, shop drawings, mechanical/electrical drawings as well as read equipment manuals, blueprints, schematics, etc.
  • Must have a keen understanding of metal recycling processing equipment and process design to work with others within the business to negotiate favorable terms and competitive rates for the purchase of new equipment; for maintenance service contracts; and to determine fair market value of all assets owned by AMR across all regions.
  • A keen understanding of environmental permitting processes and/or requirements; ability to work closely with AMR Environmental and Health & Safety teams.
  • Ability to apply logical principles to solve practical problems and deal with a large number of variables and determine a specific course of action.
  • Ability to analyze data, to develop effective equipment strategies from such analysis, and to translate these strategies into effective actions at the operational level.
  • Familiarity with Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, CAD Software, and other software tools.
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.