Engineering Project Manager

Outsource UK Ltd
09 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Project Manager

A Project Manager with a background of Supply Chain/Logistics/Warehouse or Engineering experience is required to work on an eight month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Engineering client> based in Manchester

This is an 8 month contract opportunity initially working on a large scale project to help set up and replicate the current warehouse structure that is in place over in Irlam, Manchester.

Overview of the Project Manager contract role

JOB PURPOSE: To lead the allocated project(s) to ensure the projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality. To develop relationships with the key team members in order to motivate and drive the project forward. Ensuring timely reports are produced to communicate project progress and potential issues to the Senior Leadership Team.


* Management and accountability for assigned project / portfolio of projects

* Monitoring project progress and performance

* Providing Regular stakeholder reporting

* Proven risk management experience

* Working with all partners to monitor progress, to ensure project delivered in a timely manner on budget.

* Collaboration at business meetings with partners

* Resource management - Provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed resource-loaded project schedules

* Management of project/programme budgets

* Escalation of potential issues to Senior stakeholders and adoption of their guidance

* Maintains program level issues/action logs, risk registers, scope change requests/logs, program schedules, and program cost tracking.

* Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes, including project/portfolio resource and cost management. Experience in creation & maintenance of multi-disciplinary project plans is essential.

* Facilitate projects, lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, and lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teams.

* Mentor/coach the project leaders in project management, and address any issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management if appropriate.

* Requires ability to learn Caterpillar project accounting systems and produce project-related financial reports.

Key skills required for the Project Manager role

* This position requires a four year college or university degree or equivalent experience within the project management field

* Must have very strong leadership and interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills

* Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desired.

* Previous experience directing the work of others is highly desirable.

* Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience essential ) MS Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools. Will also require knowledge of other software tools such as project accounting systems.

* Good Excel skills are vital (complex formulas, linking multiple worksheets, pivot tables, graphs).

* Knowledge of AGILE based approach to Project Management duties is highly desirable

* Project resource loading/portfolio resource management and project/portfolio cost management experience is highly desirable.

* Knowledge of company policies and processes, and company products and customers is highly desirable

* Previous experience working with Innovate UK & ETI would be desirable but not essential

* Prince 2/PMP or equivalent qualification is highly desired

The role is based in Irlam, Manchester – Commutable from Preston, Salford, Liverpool, Warrington, St Helens, Stockport, Macclesfield

If you are a Project Manager looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Project Manager opportunities please contact Jack Shingler on (url removed) or phone (phone number removed)

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Outsource. Our People. Your Success.

Outsource UK is one of the country’s largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors.

We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.

The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client’s and candidate’s needs.

Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a “one-stop shop” to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and, in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support).

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