Skip Navigation


Search Jobs

View All Jobs

Career Opportunity

Senior Project Manager

Job ID 7217364 Date posted 02/14/2018
Location:Multiple Locations
Country:United States
Job Code:2676
Position Type:Salary

About Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Founded in 1847, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is the largest and oldest independent iron ore mining company in the United States. We are a major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry from our mines and pellet plants located in Michigan and Minnesota. Additionally, we operate an iron ore mining complex in Western Australia. By 2020, Cliffs expects to be the sole producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI) in the Great Lakes region with the development of its first production plant in Toledo, OH. Driven by the core values of safety, social, environmental and capital stewardship, our employees endeavor to provide all stakeholders with operating and financial transparency. For more information, visit

Thank you for your interest in exploring a career opportunity with Cleveland-Cliffs. Our Career site is updated daily with new opportunities, so please check back often.


The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for initiating, directing, coordinating, controlling, and managing Front-End Loading (FEL) studies (i.e., Scoping, Pre-Feasibility, and Feasibility) for Cliffs’ capital projects. They will develop budgets, schedules, and project plans; assemble and direct multi-discipline project teams using resources from Cliffs operating facilities as well as related corporate functions (e.g., environmental, safety, legal, risk management, procurement, etc.); engage and manage outside design and engineering services; and, interface with internal Cliffs stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Consistently demonstrate and act in accordance with Cliffs’ Core Values
  • Follow the general guidance set forth in the Cliffs’ Capital Investment System (CIS)
  • Define project scopes, goals, and deliverables that support business objectives in collaboration with project steering committees and other stakeholders
  • Identify project resources and establish staffing requirements for each project phase
  • Ensure overall project risks are identified, managed, and mitigated
  • Ensure operations support is maintained throughout the project life cycle
  • Prepare bid proposals, requirements documents, and other pertinent materials to support project efforts
  • Prepare progress reports on project status and project outcomes
  • Manage and coordinate project activities to provide the technical support required to advance the business unit goals
  • Work with project stakeholders and team members to ensure the projects completed meet or exceed requirements
  • Complete the economic analysis and authorization requests necessary to solicit and secure project approvals
  • Identify, select, and evaluate consultants and contractors
  • Ensure conformance with Cliffs’ requirements for safety, risk, environmental, ethics, accountability, and installation requirements
  • Authorize, within spending authority, budgeted commitments and expenditures for the supply of goods and services
  • Create and manage projects controls to achieve on time and on budget projects
  • Measure and monitor the performance of project execution and determine all measures which may be required to handle any adverse trends in regards to safety, schedule and cost
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


  • BS degree in Engineering


  • Professional Engineer license required
  • Project Management Professional certificate a plus


  • At least 15 to 20 years of demonstrated experience completing FEL studies, permitting studies (e.g., EIS, NPDES) and projects, preferably in a mining or heavy industry environment
  • Experience assembling and managing highly functional project teams, including engineers, consultants, and contractors
  • Experience creating and adhering to work scopes, schedules, and budgets for larger scale (>$10M) projects
  • Demonstrated success in managing capital projects from initiation, through planning and permitting, design, and execution


  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possesses the ability to direct and oversee multiple projects and assignments in a fast-paced business environment
  • Applicant must have the ability to manage other disciplines as part of a project team and complete projects on time and within budget


Get Job Recommendations

With just 1 click and a connection with LinkedIn, you can receive job listings that best match your previous positions.

Get recommendations

C&E Awards

The U.S. Talent Acquisition team was awarded a 2012 Candidate Experience Award by the Talent Board. The Talent Board is a non-profit organization that showcases employers who deliver outstanding candidate experiences. This is the second year in a row that Cliffs has earned this award, which is based on feedback directly from our job candidates. Cliffs is the only Natural Resources company to receive this award.

2012 Candidate Experience Award Learn More

Join Our Talent Community

Select InterestsSelect a category and/or location from the auto suggestions and click “Add.”

  • Manufacturing/Production/Operations, United StatesRemove

Useful Links

Similar Jobs