Proactive Asset Management Project Manager

Recruiter
Pertemps Reading Commercial Associate
Location
Coventry
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Proactive Asset Management Project Manager required for one of the largest Utility companies. They recognise that investments in both employee development and working environment drive them forward as a modern, innovative and ultimately industry leading operation.

Role Objective:

• To own and drive the delivery of identified Proactive Asset Management projects within the Proactive Asset Management (PAM) Programme.

• Ensuring projects are accurately defined and managed in order to guarantee successful delivery of solutions and planned for benefits.

• Building strong links with Production, Chief Engineer, Technology, Data and related teams to ensure best practice is developed and implemented.

Key Accountabilities:

In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will be able to:

• Be directly accountable for the delivery of solutions, business change and benefits associated with the PAM projects.

• To ensure objectives and goals are met in-line with stated plans and budget and funding considerations.

• Develop and maintain the project approaches and plans, in conjunction with the PAM Programme team.

• Undertake detailed analysis when required, using information supplied from different disciplines and demonstrate this to produce informed recommendations and action plans.

• Ensure that project benefits are correctly identified and monitored and a framework is in place to enable sustainability of change.

• Undertake detailed change impact and business readiness assessments for business areas impacted by technological and business change and successfully resolve issues identified.

• Build collaborative relationships with Production, Chief Engineer, Technology and related teams to facilitate and manage the successful implementation of the project and activities.

• Proactively seek out future opportunities or problems to solve and act with pace to deliver solutions.

• Monitor, control and report on the status and progress of projects to PAM Programme leadership and all their stakeholders.

• Effectively manage stakeholders to facilitate and manage successful project delivery and business change to ensure outcomes are embedded and sustained.

• Monitor changes and dependencies within and across related projects and the overall programme to assess the impact on the project.

• Act as a project representative to the PAM Programme to ensure consistency with the overall programme.

• Support and up-skill colleagues within the team and from other functions, providing regular feedback and role modelling safer, better, faster (SBF) behavioural expectations.

• Ensure that roles are clear and that team members are adhering to the required standards and disciplines (planning, documenting, reviewing, approving of deliverables etc.).

• Travel and work at various sites/ locations across the company Region, attending local communication cells where required and supporting local teams in implementing the project's deliverables, including being flexible with working hours.

• Confidently facilitate workshops involving staff at any level.

Experience:

In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:

• Experience of leading, directing and managing business change projects across the full life cycle.

• Experience in work and asset management subject matters within the water/ utilities industry.

• Experience of leading, directing and managing business-led projects incorporating the implementation of smart technologies and their components across the full life cycle, including but not limited to: sensors, actuators, IoT communications and connectivity solutions, process monitors, and data management solutions

• Experience of business and organisation design, including business capability framework definitions and their implementation.

• Experience in all stages of project and solution delivery, including: opportunity evaluation, feasibility and justification, detailed planning, design/ trials, build and test, roll out and transition and project closure.

• Experience of working with stakeholders from different teams and environments.

• Experience of influencing leaders and teams and gaining commitment to change and the business readiness activities to make a project successful.

• Experience of benefit identification, definition and delivery planning.

• Experience of coaching, training and giving feedback.

• Experience of project method selection and tailoring to meet project needs.

• Experience of quality assurance frameworks and their application.

• Experience of project management including planning, managing, controlling and delivering business improvement initiatives successfully.

Capabilities:

In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:

• The ability to appropriately engage, influence and challenge stakeholders at all levels in a constructive and appropriate way.

• Excellent presentation skills with the ability to adjust the message accordingly to fit the audience.

• Excellent problem solving skills.

• The ability to manage multiple activities to tight deadlines in a complex programme delivery environment.

• Maturity to seek feedback and show willingness to adapt and improve.

• Ability to build a business case (good commercial and financial acumen).

• Excellent project management skills.

• Strong leadership, directing and managing skills.

Qualifications:

Essential

• Project Management qualification.

• Enterprise asset management subject matter knowledge and its application in the water/ utilities sector.

• Smart technology subject matter knowledge and its application in the water/ utilities sector.

• Business analysis skills.

• Good IT skills.

• GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English.

• Driving licence.

Additional information:

• Location: Coventry

• Day rate: £450 to £550

• 19/02/2018 to 19/08/2018

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