Engineering Project Manager

Location
Kilmarnock
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
10 Apr 2019
Closes
08 May 2019
Ref
00094280
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Engineering
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
One of the leading Train Engineering Businesses in the UK is looking to strengthen their Engineering team with an additional Project Manager.

As a business they pride themselves on the quality of their work. They offer a comprehensive range of refurbishment, maintenance, overhaul and repair services to the UK rail sector, providing services on passenger trains and specialist infrastructure vehicles.

Based in Kilmarnock, they employ over 80 people in their 4 road, 14 vehicle capacity depot. The Engineering team undertakes innovative design and development work as well as managing the customer relationship on the rolling stock projects they undertake.

The main purpose of the role is to manage these rail projects meeting the overall requirements of the client in the most cost effective and reliable way.

This will include

- Project planning, structuring and scheduling ensuring all key stakeholders are involved and information is effectively documented and shared.
- Monitor, develop and progress the project plan / schedule - acting as the link between the client, engineering and production to ensure the critical tasks and milestones are met.
- Use the BOM to record material requirements for each project and work with procurement to place orders.
- Day to day involvement in delivering the project requirements in terms of interpretation of drawings and engineering specifications, materials ordering and progressing and quality control.
- Signing off of project documentation relating to work completed and working with production to ensure critical tasks are completed by properly assessed and competent staff.
- Supporting the engineering manager in the development and implementation of an efficient and cost effective engineering project management process for each project lifecycle.

You will be a qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineer with at least 5 years working in a project management environment within a Production / Engineering business, or ideally within the Rail Industry.

Good communication and problem solving skills are essential so you can identify solutions to any issues arising and work with internal staff and customers on the appropriate steps.

Additionally, the ability to demonstrate good commercial / financial awareness in understanding project costs and identifying efficiencies using Microsoft Project and Excel as your Project Management tools is key to this role.

As an SME, every role counts and so they are not just looking for someone with the right skills, but someone who is the right fit for the role and are therefore open-minded about the kind of person who this role would suit - if you like the sound of them, would love to work in a hands on engineering environment then they would love to hear from you.

In the first instance, please send in your CV and give them a flavour of what has attracted you to this role and If they think they match, they will invite you to meet them and discuss the role in more detail.