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Project Manager 1
Thermo Systems Reston, VA

Project Manager 1

Thermo Systems
Reston, VA
Expired: October 06, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Who We Are:

Thermo Systems is a $100 million-dollar global, full-service control systems integration partner, providing world-class automation solutions within the District Energy, Life Sciences, Mission Critical, and Power Generation markets. From our growing number of office locations, Thermo Systems designs and deploys automation projects throughout North America and Europe.

Job Summary:

Responsible for planning and overseeing a wide variety of control system projects; from proposal generation through closeout. Coordinates internal and external personnel to complete projects on time and under budget. Undertakes multiple small to medium, or a single large project, or assists with managing larger projects under the direction of a more senior project manager. Works with technical staff and seeks guidance from experienced project leads, the company directors, and principals.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science; Engineering or other pertinent curriculum combined with relevant technical experience.
  • Typically, 8+ years total experience with at least 3+ years as a project manager.
  • Proven Track Record: 3+ year as previous level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:
  • Excellent field experience and understands the roles of associated trades.
  • Shows initiative by seeking out new responsibilities.
  • Builds relationships with customers and contractors.
  • Exhibit proficiency in Microsoft operating systems and Office tools.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist other project members during system installation and commissioning.
  • Possess and apply strong hands-on mechanical capabilities.
  • Understands control system design and how it interfaces with other systems.
  • Understands electrical and mechanical system design and how decisions can impact process and safety.
  • Practice procedures outlined in the company's Quality Management System (QMS) daily.
  • Demonstrate the ability to proof-read all project related documentation.
  • Consistently champions safety policies in the office and the field.
  • Has an open mind, especially with opposing viewpoints.
  • Adapts to changing demands of the situation.
  • Understands and enforces quality requirements on subcontractors.

Project Management Responsibilities:
  • Communicate in an effective, positive, and proactive manner with customers and trade partners.
  • Complete assigned tasks accurately, on schedule, and under budget.
  • Understand the scope of work assigned, identify when issues arise that are beyond that scope, and effectively resolve those with customer and team.
  • Seeks opportunities for new work with customers and contractors.
  • Understands and anticipates customer needs.
  • Meets and exceeds client expectations.
  • Accurately estimates the duration and difficulty of tasks.
  • Anticipates possible issues that may arise during a project and proactively plans solutions.
  • Monitors project progress and adjusts as required.
  • Provides accurate project forecasts and projections.
  • Ensures the team adheres to a realistic schedule and budget.
  • Capable of creating scope of work for subcontractors and overseeing execution of subcontractor contract.
  • Participates in generation and administration of change orders.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of project contracts and specifications.
  • Promotes a positive/collaborative team culture.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Where applicable, directs and oversees junior or subordinate staff members regarding construction, operations, and/or maintenance tasks and assignments at a project site.

Required Skills and Abilities:

In addition to Project Manager I skills and abilities:
  • Works independently with minimal guidance from senior staff members.
  • Makes effective decisions based on data, intuition, experience, and judgement.
  • Balances the need to gather information with the need to make decisions quickly.
  • Anticipates and understands the needs, desires, and intentions of others.
  • Picks up on verbal and nonverbal cues from others.
  • Manages emotions effectively.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify risks.

Travel required:
  • As required, expected to be 25-50%.

On Call:
  • Per project requirements.

Work Authorization/Other Requirements:
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the country where the position is located is required.
  • Maintain a valid drivers license.
  • Fit for Duty at all times


Model Thermo Systems core values of employee success, customer success and financial strength by:
  • Seeking new and additional business through project change orders, additional services to existing customers, and referrals for new customers/projects. Drive financial success.
  • Be a good teammate, support your colleagues, promote a positive atmosphere for those around you. Drive employee success.
  • Go the extra mile for your customer, take ownership of their needs, over communicate. Drive customer success.
  • Foster an environment of integrity, trust, collaboration, professionalism, serving one another, leading by example, and assuming good intent each and every day.

What You'll Get:
  • Competitive salary, annual bonuses, 401(k) with company match, and business travel reimbursement: We appreciate our employees, and we make sure they know it.
  • Benefits: We offer full-time employees multiple healthcare packages, including low-cost options.
  • Casual Dress: Every day is "Casual Friday"; we want you to be comfortable when you come to work.
  • Training: We offer in-house and factory technical training to keep our staff sharp.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: We encourage academic advancement and professional credentialing.
  • Vacation/Sick Time: We believe work-life balance is essential. Ensuring our employees have time to truly relax and recharge is important to us.
  • Culture & Extras: We provide free lunches, regular team bonding & fun office events, and plenty of company swag.

Visit us at to learn more!

Thermo Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.


Thermo Systems

1897 Preston White Drive

Reston, VA
20191 USA



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