Project Manager I/II

TX - Saginaw

Posting Date


FLSA Status


Get ready to grow with us.

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we are just getting started! Our business is growing, and we are looking for great people to grow with us. We are immediately seeking a Project Manager I or II join our Northwest Pipe team in Saginaw, TX.



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D Insurance (1st of month after hire)
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-Site Refreshments
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety



  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but also actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.



Project Manager is responsible for all stages of jobs from the initiation of contracts to job closes-out. He/She supports the Engineering and Operations Manager and reviews all jobs assigned to the engineering coordinators and technicians.


A major part of this position is to provide proactive leadership between the internal customers and the technical staff to ensure effective manufacturing methods. In addition, delivery of all projects in a timely and efficient manner is a must. The Project Manager must ensure that the contractual obligations of the organization are met within the parameters of the job budget and minimize the organization’s liability.


This person is responsible for serving the needs of the customer and establishing a long-term rapport with them while keeping the best interests of Northwest Pipe Company in mind. To do so, strong business analyst, application design, and project management skills are essential. The individual will perform all other tasks assigned by the Engineering Manager or Operations Manager.




  • Design, development, and delivery of effective water transmission applications.
  • Lead design sessions and review sessions with engineering, operations, production control team members, and other members of the organization including all levels of management.
  • Review and assess vendor proposals.
  • Manage multiple, parallel projects using formal project planning techniques.
  • Manage application design through the various lifecycle stages from business needs through design and delivery.
  • Review and approve internal take-off and verify that all unusual specifications are included.
  • Initiate necessary Requests for Changes on Information to ensure manufacturing compliance with customer requirements.
  • Verify customers’ preferred installation schedule and rates.
  • Confirm all agreements to the customer in writing and distribute to all team members.
  • Ensure the estimating and engineering group have identified all cost saving techniques and materials in designs.
  • Schedule, direct, and review individual job design packages.
  • Review customer comments, revisions, and re-alignments for conformance with original bidding.
  • Assists the Engineering and Operations Manager in establishing, updating, and maintaining departmental and operational procedures.
  • Keeps the organization’s interest in mind at all times.
  • Review and approve revisions, designs, and CAD drawings.
  • Keeps Production Control advised on all changes that have an impact on contracts.
  • Establish and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Comply with quality policies and procedures.
  • Comply with ISO and SOX procedures.
  • Position requires regular, reliable and predictable attendance.



  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, parallel projects.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel, CADS, and other project management programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, advanced mathematics, and analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work and succeed in a team environment.
  • Must have worked directly in an environment where responsibility and accountability was the norm.
  • Must have excellent leadership, management, and supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write professional correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Advance math and science knowledge and experience is a must.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Must be familiar with design and engineering software (H20 preferred) and other computer software including MS Word and Excel.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be meet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.


Physical Activity

Over 2/3 of the time:

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Communicating: Expressing or exchanging ideas and information accurately, in written or diagram form.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers such as moving a mouse and typing.

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. (This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium,)
  • Stooping: Positions self to access files or lift items off the floor.
  • Kneeling/Crouching: Position self to file documents and open lower drawers as well as to lift boxes and other items.
  • Standing /Sit: Remaining upright in a stationary position, particularly for sustained periods.
  • Walking: Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularity for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Crawling : Moving about to positon self
  • Reaching: Grabbing things from a distance above or from the side.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raining objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position.


Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects, including the human body.


Visual Acuity

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


Vision Requirements

Up to 2/3 of time, the worker is required to have:

  • The worker is required to have peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • The worker is required to have depth perception (three-dimensional vison, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships.)
  • The worker is required to have the ability to adjust visual focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Less than to 1/3 of the time the worker is subject to:

  • The worker is required to have close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • The worker is required to have distance vision (clear vison at 20 feet or more)
  • The worker is required to have color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


Weather Conditions

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: activities occur inside and outside.
  • The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour (Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity.)
  • The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. (Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity.)
  • The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles electrical current working on scaffolding and high places exposure to high heat or exposure to chemical.

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to oils: There is air and /or skin expose to oils and other cutting fluids.


Noise Levels

Up to 2/3 of the time:

  • Loud noise (examples: metal can be manufacturing department large earth-moving equipment)
  • Very loud noise (example: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)

Less than 1/3 of the time:

  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)


Personal Protective Equipment is required when in the Plant, Yard or Construction Areas:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Ear plugs


Sounds Like You?

Click the link below to apply online.