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Project Manager - Metals & Magnets Division

USA Rare Earth, LLC
Stillwater, OK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The principal project manager will coordinate the multi-phase development of the first U.S. based rare earth metal and sintered neo-magnet manufacturing facility in Stillwater, OK. The project manager will oversee, coordinate, and manage engineering and construction activities of the manufacturing facility, ensuring compliance with project specifications as well as federal, state, and local regulations. The project manager will administer contracts, assign/track engineering task orders, and assign/track general contracting task orders.

The ideal candidate has PM experience from the chemical or metals processing industry, understands process flows, high tech equipment performance, OH&S, and other related matters in a manufacturing environment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages all aspects of project development activity (engineering, general contractor, capital planning, budget control, etc.) for USA RE’s metals and magnet facility in Stillwater, OK.
  • With input from USARE executive management, its consultants, and contractors, prepares project budgets, project timelines, engineering plans, specifications, construction estimates, and engineering reports related to the project requirements.
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding changes made to the approved project plan.
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the engineers, procurement, and general contractor to ensure compliance with the project plan and budget.
  • Prepares and submits monthly project management updates to USA RE executive management.
  • Coordinates independent inspections with consultants and regulatory bodies.
  • Participates in the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
  • Administers contracts related to the metals and magnet facility project.
  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; resolves questions and complaints.
  • Monitors existing laws and regulations and proposed legislation and regulations to determine impacts upon project development.
  • Provides assistance to developers, contractors, engineering professionals, finance and other departments within USARE.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of construction and engineering.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a construction and engineering program management.
  • Contract administration practices.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs.
  • Principles of budget preparation and control.
  • Occupational health and safety standards.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations relevant to engineering, design, permitting, and construction.

Ability to:

  • Manage and coordinate the work of technical and clerical staff, inspection, and contract personnel.
  • Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Read and interpret engineering manuals, drawings, plans, specifications, layouts, and schematics. Analyze and solve engineering design and construction problems.
  • Administer contracts and budgetary expenditures.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized engineering software programs.
  • Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the work of assigned staff, professional consultants, and contractors.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from a variety of sources regarding engineering and development projects.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Preference for candidates with major course work in construction management, civil engineering, geo-technical engineering, or related field.


  • Seven years of increasingly responsible professional construction management experience
  • Preference for candidates that have experience in green field development of complex manufacturing facilities
  • Deep understanding of project management, AACE cost estimating standards, Lean manufacturing and process development


Stillwater, OK (or general proximity to Stillwater, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa)


As required in performance of the role but not more that 25%


USA Rare Earth's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

USA Rare Earth is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

USA Rare Earth, LLC


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