Flowserve Corporation Project Manager in Lynchburg, Virginia

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Position Description:

The PMO Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and executing projects, as assigned by and consistent with the strategy of the Flowserve Project Management Office (PMO) and within the resource capability of the company. The position shall advise leadership and/or business stakeholders about the status and resource loading of assigned projects across the company. The position will proactively plan, direct, control and ensure the successful outcome of projects utilizing the assigned project teams as well as standards, best practices and toolsets established within the Flowserve PMO. At times, the position may lead teams of other Project Managers in the completion of Programs or other assignments. Measures of success include, but are not limited to; On Time Delivery, Cycle Time, Time to Market, Project Management Behaviors and adherence to Budget.

The position shall support / lead the efforts of the PMO in identifying, developing, evaluating, and improving Project Management methods and processes that are efficient, effective and meet good business practice, while maintaining compliance with Flowserve policies regarding the execution, oversight and governance of projects.

Nature and Scope:

  • Oversee and/or execute 5 to 10 projects at a time, as assigned by the Director of the PMO

  • Oversee 5 to 10 matrix reports (per project)

  • Manage a collective annual project budget of approximately $5M to $10M USD in accordance with Flowserve Policies and Delegation of Authority

  • Provide project leadership that encourages team enthusiasm and innovation

  • Apply/Communicate project management standards and best practices.

  • Ensure compliance of project execution with Flowserve policies regarding execution of projects

  • Ensuring the completeness of a project charter and business case justifying each project, and ensuring a high quality of requirements definition

  • Ensuring that Gate Reviews are conducted according to the standardized expectations for completion by phase

  • Ensuring that individual project budgets reconcile with the overall approved budget and forecasted spend

  • Identifying risks and opportunities within the project environment and using integrated change management to manage / control the outcomes to the benefit of the project and Flowserve

  • Identify, seek approval for, and coordinate the assignment of internal and external Flowserve resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives

  • Provide strategic direction to project teams as well as tactically manage the day to day project execution and communications

  • Collaborate with functional managers in the supervision of project personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions

  • Ensure that assigned Flowserve R&D projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting targets and expectations, and adhering to established operating parameters; negotiates changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines

  • Advise leadership and/or business stakeholders at the highest levels about the status and issues of assigned projects

  • Work within an enthusiastic team to further refine Flowserve project management philosophies, capabilities, processes and tools

  • Perform at all times in accordance within the ethics and diversity policies of Flowserve

For assigned projects, act through the project core team to define, manage and control;

  • Project scope

  • Schedule

  • Budget

  • Resources

  • Deliverables/outputs

  • Risks/Issues/Opportunities

  • Changes

  • Project documentation & lessons learned

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree is required, Business or Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or Electrical)

  • 5+ years in heavy industry equipment that spans multiple industries (e.g. Oil & Gas, Power, Chemical, or General Industries)

  • Project Management Certification by Project Management Institute, or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years of developing products and/or technology for industrial products

  • Strong influencing skills with demonstrated ability to create, inspire, and lead virtual teams that deliver results

  • Proven project management experience with history of successful project completion and payback

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written


  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred

  • Experience in a multinational company preferred

  • Bilingual strongly preferred

Primary Posting Location:

Lynchburg, Virginia US

Job Posting/Business Card Title:

Project Manager

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Job Posting Category:



United States of America

Employment Type:

Full time

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