PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Prime Controls’ professional Project Managers coordinate and manage all aspects of an industrial automation project, from early budgetary design through project acceptance. All work is executed in a Project Team concept, utilizing industry accepted management tools and processes. Your project specific requirements are incorporated into the processes.

Our project management team structure places Prime Controls, L.P. in a unique position to execute projects with the Customer’s best interest in mind. Utilizing a classical organization matrix, department managers make project assignments from a pool of highly qualified technical resources, which results in a project team of dedicated personnel with the required skills, experience, and dedication. A highly skilled Project Manager who has experience in managing complex control system projects leads the team. This management structure ensures competence and ability to respond to our Customer’s needs.

The Project Manager has the overall responsibility for the execution of a project from its inception through the system acceptance by the Customer. The Project Manager is the Customer’s primary point of contact and provides total project visibility throughout the execution phase.

A solid project management philosophy is key to a successful implementation of any project. Prime Controls, L.P. has established a project management philosophy, called the Project Life Cycle that is central to every project effort undertaken. This methodology includes a set of common tools and techniques that have proven to be vital in the execution of a successful project. By implementing a standardized approach to project execution, consistent communication and more satisfying deliverables can be more routinely delivered to the client.

Prime Controls, L.P. has a number of tools used in managing a project.  Some of these include:
Microsoft© Office
Microsoft© Project
Timberline Integrated Project Management and Job Cost Accounting System

The use of these tools gives a standard approach to project management and helps ensure schedule adherence, cost tracking, and ultimately Customer satisfaction. Microsoft Office Tools and Timberline are used to track project communications (transmittals, submittals, RFIs, meeting minutes, action lists, as well as the project change log (both those approved as well as those not yet approved). Microsoftâ Project is the tool used to track the project schedule and to keep the Customer apprised of changes to the schedule. Timberline is utilized to provide detail “Job Cost” accounting and related project reports.

The Project Manager participates in the sales and proposal activities related to a project during the proposal phase. The Project Manager develops the Project Schedule, and submits to the Customer for review and approval. The Project Manager attends all project meetings specified by the Customer and arranges special meetings as required to resolve specific issues. The Project Manager oversees the timely execution of all engineering activities concerning the project, including design and drafting, submittals, factory acceptance test, installation of equipment, final acceptance test, and final documentation. The Project Manager communicates any special quality control requirements specified for the project to the QA Manager. The Project Manager participates in the system tests performed prior to Customer witness tests and arranges and conducts the factory field acceptance tests with the Customer. Throughout the execution of the project, the Project Manager defines tasks and objectives to members of the Project Team, and monitors the progress of all tasks. The Project Manager prepares monthly status, billings, and cost project reports. The Project Manager also oversees the establishment and maintenance of a project’s technical files.

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