Project Manager - Engineering Infrastructure Projects

Recruiter
Flow Control Engineering Solutions Ltd
Location
Stafford
Salary
£45,000
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
14 Apr 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Project Manager -Engineering Infrastructure Projects

Primary Duties:

Key Result areas:

- Manage customer expectations throughout the project lifecycle through application standards and processes
- Control of Scope, Timescales and Budget to customer satisfaction and optimising resources
- Deliver successful projects through the facilitation of the internal delivery functions ensuring successful and timely delivery through clear requirements definition and internal relationship management
- Maximise profitability of the contract and achieve a satisfactory cash flow through regular budget cost control, forecasting and cost saving measures.
- Demonstration of successful and sustainable Customer relationships and satisfaction ratings.

Key Outputs:

- Engagement with Sales activity to perform Bid Management activities. Co-ordinate all internal parties to ensure input and sign off of the proposed solution.
- Undertake governance of the internal process to ensure appropriate approval is given to proceed to proposal and ensure customer acceptance is confirmed.
- Perform role of company champion to ensure professional Engagement Lifecycle Methodology is adopted on all customer engagements
- Ensure that the project requirements are correctly understood, recorded and signed off by the customer
- Facilitate and develop the overall document pack that details the scope, schedule and associated costs. Take responsibility to ensure that all delivery partners have confirmed that plan and get internal and external commitment and sign off of the baselined plan.
- Manage the plan and co-ordinate project activities to achieve agreed project milestones through acceptance and sign off of work packets throughout the engagement process
- Forecast, monitor and control all project costs and prepare internal monthly project status reports and participate in the internal financial processes.
- Ensure project schedules are met, maintain up-to-date knowledge on project progress and prepare regular client project progress reports.
- Monitor the project design and production to ensure cost efficiency and compliance with contract specifications and original cost estimates.

- Liaise with the Procurement department to ensure that procurement of equipment, materials and services is carried out in accordance with project's technical, quality, budget and schedule requirements.
- Ensure the compliance with company Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental and standard operating procedures.
- In conjunction with all the relevant stakeholder departments carry out evaluation of allocated projects, identify problem areas and deviations and ensure all matters are discussed with the client and clarified in order to avoid delays.
- Responsible for the change management process of the projects, ensuring all cost implications are managed, ensuring that all potential variations to contract are identified and pursued in a fair and credible manner in the interests of the company and get variations agreed and Purchase Order amendments.
- Maintain the agreed project cash flow by ensuring that invoices are issued correctly and on time and milestone payments are achieved as per plan.
- Responsible for the successful closure of the project to include all customer sign offs, lesson learned analysis, archiving and financial closure

Secondary Duties:

- Assist when required in the preparation of proposals, cost and labour estimates and provide support service to the sales department during contract meetings with customers' and there purchasing officer.
- Ensure that design services, deliver prepared project data books and manuals on schedule and when required organise, supervise and assist in the training of customer's personnel.
- Organise & accompany the customer / representatives to the functional testing of the equipment, and ensure that test activities are fully monitored via the nominated representative.
- Maintain and promote a professional and harmonious relationship within the company and with the customers' representatives.
- Provide coaching, mentoring and training to colleagues as required to ensure the successful completion of project activities.

Essential Skills:

- You must have at least 5 years' experience in delivering projects using industry recognised Project Management Lifecycle
- 2 years' experience of leading projects in demanding customer environments.
- Strong leadership skills and can demonstrate effective customer management, able to coach and mentor all involved stakeholders.
- Experience in managing various contract types such as NEC3.
- Strong financial and numerical acumen.
- Self-motivated and can work alone or with minimal supervision.
- Effective listening, communication and analytical skills.
- Scheduling experience including working knowledge of MS Project or equivalent

Desirable Skills:

- Qualified Prince2 practitioner or APM
- Experience of delivering engineering infrastructure projects
- HNC or Degree qualified + significant experience.