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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Service

Portsmouth, VA, US

Project Manager

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Making your next move count

Kalmar USA, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager.  Based in the Portsmouth, VA office, this position is responsible for the successful implementation of service projects. The full responsibilities will include developing cost, timeline, schedule proposals on received RFPs from regional port customers, day-to-day project activities onsite including but not limited to updating project schedule, hiring and managing subcontractors, solving scheduling problems, cost control, daily and weekly reporting as necessary.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepare estimates and proposals for service needs to satisfy customer requirements

  • Take an active role in negotiations, assemble a service project team and assign individual responsibilities

  • Identify appropriate resources needed for the project, and develop a schedule to ensure timely completion of the service project against deadlines

  • Understand the scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. Deliver project tasks and assure that projects are progressing as planned.

  • Responsible for basic project design and delivery according to the service contract

  • Extensive travel

What you’ll need to succeed:




  • University (Bachelor's degree) level or vocational qualification / relevant working experience



  • 7+ years hands on experience with service, repair and maintenance of terminal cranes and container handling equipment

  • 5+ years of experience in project coordination/project management

  • Driver’s License and Passport with ability to travel internationally



  • In depth knowledge of container terminal operations and container handling equipment

  • Reading and fully interpreting blueprints and schematics including but not limited to: structural, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic

  • A working knowledge of electricity, mechanics, hydraulics, rigging and lift plans

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite

  • Experience with MS Project is a plus

You will be part of:

We offer a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment with competitive compensation and fantastic best-in-class benefits packages, including 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans with paid vacation and nine paid holidays.


We value passion and commitment, and reward your performance.


If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career, are motivated and have a strong work ethic, and are interested in working in a world-class, global environment with state-of-the-art projects and technology then we invite you to apply for our role. Preference will be given to military veterans and those with advanced technical training and experience.

Interested to join?

Please submit your resume to steve.roth@cargotec.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads