Senior Project Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Automation & controls

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Highly Competitive Salary, Car Allowance, Bonus Scheme and Pension

  • Contact:

    Charles Cureton

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446105

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Due to signifinant success this leading automation solutions provider is currently recruiting a Senior Project Manager for leading, planning, executing, controlling project schedules, cost & performance risks

Commutable from: Shifnal, Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth

Salary: Highly Competitive Salary, Car Allowance, Bonus Scheme and Pension

Suitable for: Project Manager, Proposals Manager, Proposals Engineer, Procurement Manager

The Role

  • Collect all contractual obligations, commercial & technical information available from the sales & proposal stage
  • Be responsible to thoroughly understand, review and communicate stakeholder requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly to realise them for the stakeholders
  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools needed, provide timely feedback
  • Establish the need of resources during each stage of the project, engage with the Engineering Teams to have the proper resources available, schedule and assign all the project tasks according to the contractual obligations and customer’s expectations
  • Maintain effective communication and working relationships with customers and project team members
  • Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to Directors
  • Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view
  • Troubleshoot technical issues when the need arises, and escalating appropriately as needed
  • Facilitate productivity by ensuring that the team has tools to succeed
  • Monitor and control stage payments & costs that need to stay within contract obligations & budget limits
  • Approve payments to subcontractors and buyouts suppliers
  • Manage the documentation exchange (soft and hardware copies) as per contract keeping trace with official document list and dedicated transmittals
  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals
  • Secure the quality and timely delivery of goods and components through expediting activities
  • Organise and attend FAT verifying the full availability of contract goods and needed documentation and instrumentation
  • Organise and attend to site meetings and surveys with the customer
  • Responsible for the change order management, engaging also into negotiation with customers for additional price recognition
  • Follow up the project during installation and commissioning stage with particular focus on activities schedule and H&S topics
  • Obtain from the customer the signed final acceptance certificate
  • Other duties as required

The Person

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • University Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering
  • Formal qualification in Project Managing
  • Proficiency in MS Office and MS Project is required
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Experience as proposal/sales engineer, proposal manager, project manager, procurement manager
  • Familiarity with the Automation industry is a must
  • Willing to travel for approximately 25% of the time throughout UK, occasional overseas travel

Personal Qualities

  • Being a great team player as well as the ability to work off own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral & written
  • Confident and pro-active with an organised approach to work
  • Situational adaptability
  • Good problem solver
  • Hands on attitude
  • Enthusiastic and able to be relied upon

You should have team leadership/man management skills and a strong understanding of the hardware design of control systems with any of the major CAD packages ie Eplan, AutoCAD Electrical or Solidworks

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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