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Project Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 2022.03.31.313782
    • Job Location: Livermore, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 14, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable

As a Project Manager you will have project ownership from quote hand off to project close, providing customer support & communication, and ultimately are responsible for the related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. 


What You’ll Do:

  • You will provide leadership for projects including scope, risk, timing, cost, and quality.
  • Working together with sales as the customer main point of contact, you will spend most of your time communicating and facilitating the design and build process and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • During the project you will report status updates.  After project completion you will share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Act as the driving force for the team, promoting cooperation, conflict resolution & negotiation.
  • Have an in depth understanding of the financial details and budget of each assigned project.

Other Details:

  • Travel to customer sites & other Festo locations up to 50% of the time.  This may include domestic and international travel depending on the project.
  • Lead/Manage engineers and technical trades on project teams.



Experience and Skills:

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial automation or engineering services industry. 
  • 3+ years of experience in Project Management.
  • PMP certification.


Skills You’ll Have

  • Actively listen, probe, and identify concerns. Develop credibility, loyalty, trust, & commitment.
  • Ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and proactive decision analysis. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes, including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analysis and change management.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing teams.


Festo Corporation offers a robust benefits package, which is designed to help you and your dependents stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. This is just one way we strive to provide employees with a rewarding workplace. As an effort to keep pace with healthcare trends, Festo Corporation is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to its employees which includes...Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Programs, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401k, Pet Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid time off, Educational assistance and many more. 


Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster