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Fortna Assistant Project Manager in Mansfield, Michigan

Job Descriptions:

Today’s business landscape requires companies to flex with changing global requirements and to leverage digital capabilities to meet customer expectations. Fortna helps clients solve the most complex distribution challenges and ensure business continuity. We are an end-to-end design-build firm, delivering data-driven solutions supported by engineering expertise, intelligent software, and best-fit technologies. Our solutions help improve performance, enable growth, and ultimately, drive profitability.

Fortna UK is going through an exciting period of growth and looking to expand its team with enthusiastic, career-driven and motivated individuals. As the successful candidate, you will receive significant support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition into the Fortna team, where you will be surrounded by collaborative and like-minded individuals who will support your development as you build your career with the business.

The Assistant Project Manager will primarily focus on supporting Project Managers in their roles of managing project teams to deliver Material Handling Systems on time and within budget.


  • Assisting in the development of Project Plans and Project Schedules

  • Assisting to create Project Organization Plans and Project Charters

  • Assisting in the administration and maintenance of all project documentation

  • Supporting the delivery of a project in accordance with the Project Business Plan

  • Supporting the financial management and analysis of projects including budgets, cash flow, expenses, and staffing

  • Writing and delivering high quality documentation and analysis

  • Leading the development of a portion of Client deliverables and presentations

  • Fostering positive communication between internal teams, building general contractors, city/county permitting and inspection officials, sub-contractors and the Client

  • Working within and eventually leading small teams (internal and/or Client stakeholders) during engagements

  • Supporting and driving high levels of performance both internally and externally

  • Assisting with testing efforts to verify the operation and performance of material handling systems and equipment

  • Determining and or assisting with the formulation of test requirements and conditions of testing based on the project

  • Documenting test results, writing reports and or videoing prototype test results and communicate tests results and or video to the internal team and client

  • Supporting the Operational Readiness Testing (ORT) effort by assisting with the test implementation on site

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or related field

  • Proven experience in project management, project planning or within the supply chain industry

  • Solid project planning and organization skills

  • Strong business acumen

  • Effective communicator (Oral and Written)

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Project Management related work experience

  • Extensive experience working with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work greater than and outside of a normal work week as dictated by projects and responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem solving skills

  • Ability to travel 75-80% to UK Client Sites. Potentially to EU client sites in future.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation who, in addition to providing a competitive salary package, offer many additional benefits including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Company Contributory Pension scheme, Fitness/Wellness reimbursement programme, Volunteer time off as well as significant personal development opportunities, all within a modern working environment.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your existing skills in a positive and supportive working environment, think you can add value to our aim of constantly striving to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our Clients and develop new services to meet those needs, please submit your application and we hope to meet you soon.

Fortna is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Keyword: Project Management

From: Fortna