Corning Incorporated Manager, Capital & Facility Projects in Corning, New York

Manager, Capital & Facility Projects

Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36122

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise inspecialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Scope of Position:

  • Manage the development and implementation of complex and high visibility facility and capital projects involving cross-functional teams and coordinating activities between development, engineering, manufacturing, commercial and legal that are focused on the construction of new or existing manufacturing facilities. Provide direct supervision of the project managers

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Project leadership and coordination amongst people from the development, engineering, manufacturing, commercial and legal organizations within a business. This includes leading this group through the “Stage Gate” process for capital project management.

  • Coordinate resources for the EIA process.

  • Oversee organizational deployment of established project management processes and procedures. This includes updating existing processes as well as developing new ones when necessary.

  • Provide project management for key manufacturing capital projects. Overall responsibility for ensuring the project’s compliance with safety, scope schedule, cost, and other project specific deliverables such as those associated with product quality, equipment and process capability, machine and line rates, equipment uptime, etc.

  • Supervision and professional development of direct reports.

  • Direct supervision of project team resources when applicable. This includes team/area leaders (approximately 4 – 8 leaders) and/or team members (approximately 10 – 15 members). Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.

  • Establish requirements and acceptance criteria with customer.

  • Assist in the evaluation and verify justification for project. This includes providing inputs on cost, schedule and resources for various scenarios under consideration.

  • Identifies and drives key decisions for such things as scope, design, schedule, spending, vendor selection, etc.

  • Lead the formation of the project team. Establish roles, responsibilities and competencies required for the project.

  • Manage the performance of team members and outside resources to meet the project requirements.

  • Establish project plans (scopes, schedule, cost estimates, procurement/contracting strategy, project acceptance criteria, etc.).

  • Work with business in the preparation and approval of Appropriation Requests.

  • Conduct project meetings and document key issues, action items and decisions.

  • Work closely with the Project Sponsor to establish and coordinate activities of a steering committee for the project.

  • Provide periodic project updates to customer and business management.

  • Implement safety program to ensure that LTAs and Recordable Incidence rate = or< Corporate targets.

  • Conduct a project critique at completion and share key learning’s with others unassociated with the project.

  • Develop and coach project leaders and project engineers.

  • Provide recognition to direct reports and project team members.

Travel Requirements:

  • Approximately 25%, internationally and domestic.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Basic work hours are dependent on the particular assignment. Individuals need to work the hours required to complete the assignment. Work hours can vary from 40 to 60 hours per week depending on the needs of the project

Required Education:

  • BS Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 20+ years overall experience and 10 years in Capital Project management

  • 20+ years of leadership experience

Desired Experience:

  • Professional Engineering registration

  • PMI certification

Required Skills:

  • Project Management Skills – conviction, understanding and application

  • Scope development and acceptance criteria

  • Establish and manage a budget.

  • Spending control

  • Change control

  • Planning, organizing and executing the plan

  • Schedule management

  • Strong Leadership

  • Team coalescence, guiding, directing and accountability

  • Runs effective team meetings – agenda, action items, controls time, etc.

  • Effective interaction with internal and external customers

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving

  • Relationship Building

  • Demonstrates respect for the perspective of others.

  • Effective and timely decision making – uses data, listens to others, establishes the criteria and then drives/leads the organization

  • Ability to adapt and effectively lead a team through to changing circumstances

  • Ability to prioritize multiple requirements

PC Software:

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Auto Cad, and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of MS project

Desired Skills:

  • Basic facility and facility equipment design, engineering and construction process.

  • Procurement Process to include Request for quotation process.

  • Knowledge of PDRI, Stage Gate and Last Planner

  • Bidder qualification and selection process.

  • Knowledge of contract terms and conditions.

  • Negotiation skills

  • Project Safety

  • Awareness of OSHA requirements.

  • Experienced with and a proponent of K-T (DA, PPA, RA).

Soft Skills:

  • Communication – able to effectively communicate within different levels in the internal Corning organization and with external engineering and construction companies.

  • Matrix Management– ability to effectively work with matrix team that from a number of internal and external organizations. Able to influence and achieve project requirements. Interface with team member’s management.

  • Self-confidence- Has strong belief in own abilities, takes personal responsibility and project positive self-image.

  • Commitment- Possesses strong work ethic and interest in doing what is necessary to get the task done.

  • Persistence - Maintains optimistic, “can do” attitude.

  • Flexibility- Has ability to change and adjust smoothly as the situation demands. Effectively manage the project through changing conditions and requirements.

  • Honesty/Integrity- Keeps promises and is open, ethical, and trustworthy

  • Provide coaching to team members when required (this is not intended to replace the responsibility of the person’s home organization management to provide qualified people and to be in touch with their progress).

  • Provide timely, constructive feedback to team members.

  • Establish and communicate individual roles, responsibilities and expectations for team members to include travel guidelines for the project

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning