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Sr. Project Manager


Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Job ID:  37851
Estimated Travel:  50%+
Contract Type:  5874
Talent Area:  Engineering



Role Description:

The primary role of the Sr. Project Manager is to provide technical support and project coordination for capital projects.  To establish project cost estimates and schedules, design solutions for facility and equipment projects, manage projects to completion, and complete work at or under budget. In addition, the Sr. Project Manager will also provide technical support to help plants meet OEE and spoilage targets as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and update AutoCad drawings as needed.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage capital projects from project approval to project close, with budgets from $0.5MM up to $50MM+. 
  • Support other Sr. Project Managers on larger Capex projects as needed.
  • Provide technical advice to plants on facility project needs (may include civil, electrical, mechanical areas), problem solving, support systems (air, vacuum, …) and other engineering expertise.
  • Develop detailed technical specifications for RFQ/RFP related to equipment and conveying purchases and installations
  • Develop project cost estimates for capital approval request (CAR) submittal
  • Manage SAP documents including drawings, purchase orders and goods receipts
  • May generate AutoCAD drawings for project cost estimating and implementation
  • Work with suppliers on scope, estimates, quotes, planning and execution.
  • Communicate effectively with other functional areas, plant operations teams, vendors and contractors.
  • Manage projects on site (in plants) that will run on a 24/7 basis and manage vendors and contractors, and work with plant teams to ensure work is done safely, on time, within budget, and meeting the project objectives.
  • Ensure plants have what they need to successfully operate and meet their objectives once project is complete.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 15-20 years’ work experience in engineering and/or high-speed manufacturing (can making/packaging) preferred
  • Ability to travel 50-85% of calendar year (mostly domestic but may include some international travel)
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal/team skills
  • Knowledge of high speed manufacturing process
  • Excellent analytical and mechanical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Preferred software experience:  SAP, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project






Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago