Randstad Deployment Manager in Jackson, Michigan

Deployment Manager


Jackson, MI

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Job Type:


Reference #:


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The Deployment Planner will be responsible for creating, developing and managing the mid to long range work plans for smart meter/module installation. This involves planning deployment at a headquarter level, down to an MRU level, down to a device level. The Planner is responsible to identify the work, create files for use in pre-deployment customer communication, and create the work orders and the pre-install files.

(Note: This is NOT a Supply Chain Planner position. This is a Work Management Planner position.)


  • Utilizes SAP Project Systems software and Microsoft Access and Excel.

  • Creates and updates field implemenatation work orders, project schedule activities, durations, start and finish dates. Updates material requirements, resource assignments, estimated man hours, and actual man hours.

  • Compiles information to produce reports with analysis of and recommendations for project progress. Researches and reports on delayed activities and proposes remedial actions to accelerate progress. Collaborates with and may serve as a liaison with subcontractors, vendors, and end-users.

  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and deal with multiple activities on a daily basis. Strong leadership, problem solving, and negotiating skills are necessary.

  • Strong knowledge of the Working Agreement, Gas Safety Code, Electrical and Gas Standards, and Emergency Plans is a plus.

Required Skills:

  • The successful candidate must possess proven analytical and diagnostics skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Candidate must have experience in MS Excel, workload planning/forecasting, and assessing resource requirements.

  • The Smart Grid Project utilizes SAP Project Systems, so candidate must be willing to learn new planning software and will become a SAP PS power user.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others, strong organizational skills (time management and multi-tasking), demonstrated project management experience and the ability to coordinate planning activities across multiple headquarter sites.

Preferred Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of planning and scheduling processes

  • Significant project management and project implementation skills; knowledge of change management techniques

  • Thorough understanding of business drivers and operational priorities, company policies & working agreement application.

  • Ability to lead/facilitate meetings and strong interpersonal skills is preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • A thorough knowledge in using project planning software (MS Project, Primavera, Clarity, etc) is highly desired, SAP Project Systems preferred.

  • Must be flexible and have strong administrative skills. In addition, knowledge of metering and measurement technologies is highly desired.


Bachelor s Degree or equivalent experience.

Less than a Bachelor s Degree may be acceptable if accompanied by 5-10 years relevant experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.

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