Project Manager

Northland Control Systems, Inc. - Milpitas, CA (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Project Manager

Reports To: Program Manager

Department: Program Management Office

Location: Milpitas,California

What Northland Does

We are the security industry's premier program management firm. Our purpose is to help leading global enterprises be more secure. We help our customers establish security standards, implement global project controls and plans, generate construction drawings, install, configure and commission systems. We repair and maintain enterprise access control, video and intrusion systems. We also host physical security systems and provide complete monitoring and dispatch services from our world-class Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) for those companies who prefer to outsource this function.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted and influential leader in the industry. By delivering exceptional services across the world, we are determined to continually surprise our customers, the industry and even ourselves while having fun.

Core Values

  • Be Honorable
  • Take on Challenges
  • Do Whatever it Takes
  • Our People
  • Have Fun

Job Mission

The successful applicant manages a project portfolio ranging from

$1,500,000 to $3,000,000 in project value. Project managers are responsible for the entire project lifecycle from budgeting through job completion and after care.

Project managers are responsible for the project scope, schedule, and cost. Project managers attend owner, architect and contractor meetings representing the security interests of our clients.

Defining and managing scope requires project planning and recurring reporting. Project managers establish project plans at the project’s outset and report frequently during the project’s course. They publish the scope and ratify it with interested parties. Scoping includes written statements of work, responsibility matrices, device schedules, and project drawings.

Like project scoping, the project manager defines and manages project schedules. Scheduling requires coordination between multiple interested parties, ratifying the schedule, and executing the schedule. Scheduling requires recurring review of baseline and actual schedules; reviewing requires reporting the revisions to baseline schedules. Schedules are defined by several milestones. Within the milestones work is broken down into tasks. Tasks include durations and staffing levels. Scheduling is often done using Gantt charts, but other methods can be used as well.

Managing cost requires establishing a project budget and work packages, executing the project in line with the budget, and reporting status.

Forecasting future costs and invoicing are also required. Simple reporting includes estimated versus actual costs, a more sophisticated approach is earned value.

Attending owners, architect and contractor meeting is in interactive experience. Project manager’s review published meeting notes and highlight their responsibilities. They execute their assigned duties and they report on their progress. They also take and publish copious notes. During the meeting they answer questions and present their project plans and requirements.


  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or construction
  • Completion of CSPM certification from the Security Industry Association - within the first six months of
  • Five years of project management experience.


  • Delivers completed projects to our
  • Develops a relationship with the decision makers of
  • Present a professional image of company when speaking to customers.
  • Maintains current job plans and
  • Manages project
  • Maintains construction schedule and coordinates scheduling with other trades.
  • Maintains all records of job status, job changes, material flow and other control records and prepares reports for internal and external
  • Manages job
  • Forecasts future
  • Reports on project costs and
  • Manages installation labor and contracted

Job Type: Full-time


  • Project Management: 2 years (Preferred)


  • High school (Required)


  • Milpitas, CA (Preferred)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25 (Required)