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Associate Project Manager

Charleston, South Carolina

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Associate Project Manager Position Type Full Time Req ID 2023-1031101

When you join the Allied Universal® Technology Services, you are joining one of the fastest growing security systems integrators in North America. Build your career within a fast-paced, dynamic, and diverse environment that combines leading-edge technology solutions - electronic access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, robotics, drones, and other smart tech innovative solutions - with physical security solutions to safeguard our clients and our communities. We offer an array of opportunities - service technician jobs, installation technician jobs, security installation jobs, engineers, and project manager jobs to name a few. Start your career with us today! We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401(k), employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for most full-time positions!

Allied Universal Technology Services is looking to hire a Associate Project Manager. The Associate Project Manager works in tandem with assigned Project Manager(s) in planning, organizing, and directing project-planning and performance activities for effective management of electronic security installation projects to include, but not limited to, all aspects of systems scheduling, field installation, commissioning QC/QA and financial success. Supports overall project budget management, project surveys, material procurement, project implementation, customer service and inspection scheduling. The Associate Project Manager also responsible for a portfolio of projects small to medium size and duration on time and within budget through effective communication, preparation, and management.


  • Maintain an active and thoughtful communication pattern with vendors, internal and external customers while balancing time versus profits to make sure efforts reflect and anticipated return (revenue, growth, and customer retention)
  • Consistently and effectively determine, allocate, and maximize available resources through project planning to ensure the achievement of sales and project management objectives
  • Establish and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the industry and competitive practices as they relate to multiple markets
  • Implement changes in project, contract price, and installation plans to include the estimation, development, and submission of Change Orders
  • Support company's invoicing and collection efforts by not only ensuring all contractual terms and conditions are met initially, but by ensuring all invoicing is completed accurately and on time by aggressively monitoring the reports in ERP System and following up with customers management and customers on a consistent basis
  • Manage Project budget and project P&L responsibility
  • Prepare the project installation plan, manage the plan, and prepare and implement job procedures
  • Maintain construction schedules and coordinates task-scheduling with other trades
  • Maintain all records of job status, job changes and material flow
  • Define project problems by working with financial, contract management and management tools to assure project profitability
  • Plan and schedules engineering, installation, and subcontracting activities on large and/or complex systems
  • Supervise installation labor and sub-contractors
  • Prioritize team workload to ensure quality results are delivered on time and within budget
  • Troubleshoot project issues and engage appropriate management and resources as needed
  • Develop fallback and contingency plans
  • Conduct site walks and attend onsite customer meeting


  • Must possess one or more of the following:
    • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years of project management experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Computer Science, Construction Management, Management, or related field
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the electronic security industry or related low voltage/construction field
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint)
  • Ability to work independently, and perform tasks of moderate to high complexity, which requires knowledge of technical and business environments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent follow-up and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical decision-making capabilities
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate and influence others
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks while meeting strict deadlines


  • Factory certifications in relevant technology platforms is a plus (Software House, Lenel, Brivo, AMAG, Exacq, Hanwha, Axis, Milestone, Avigilon, etc.).
  • Enhanced computer skills
  • Contract language knowledge and experience
  • Construction background, notably in planning or scheduling efforts
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Experience in the security industry

Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information:

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit:

Career Path

Allied Universal offers many career paths to support your immediate and future success.

  • Career path of technician
    • Senior
    • Application
    • Install
      Technician III
      Sr Service
    • Install
      Technician II
    • Install
      Technician I
    • Technician
  • Career path of engineering
    • Solution
      Architect III
      Engineer III
    • Solution
      Architect II
      Engineer II
    • Solution
      Engineer I
    • CAD
    • Engineering
  • Career path of project management
    • Senior Project
    • Project
    • Assistant
    • Project
    • Project

"We do exciting and fulfilling work that protects people and assets, and that feels good"


From the time our Professional Security Guards are hired, Generally, excluding some clients and unions, employees are eligible for health and welfare benefits 1st of month following 60 days of employment. For 401(k) eligibility employees are eligible after 6 months of service.


  • Healthcare (Medical/Dental/Vision)

  • 401k Retirement Plan

  • Company-Paid Life Insurance

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Tuition Discount Program

  • Training & Career Development Programs