Project Manager (Automotive Automation Systems)

Shorterm Group
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager / Automation / Engineering / Materials Handling Systems / Conveyors / Robotics / Technical / Industrial / Production Lines / Automotive


TBC (depends on experience)


Coventry, Rugby, Wolverhampton, Nuneaton, Birmingham, Tamworth, Solihull, Stafford, Cannock, Castle Bromwich, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, West Bromwich, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Warwick.


Our client, based in the West Midlands, mainly focuses on providing comprehensive turnkey automated solutions for a number of high profile companies within the automotive sector (these mainly involve BIW systems for OEMs within the UK and Europe).


The company is looking to expand their current UK team with the addition of a Project Manager who specialises in BIW or Powertrain automation solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Project Management of systems integration projects with automotive OEMs or Tier 1s.

This role will ensure the coordination and integration of activities and deliverables across multi-functional departments, to ensure we meet the clients’ key objectives of cost, time and quality.


The position involves undertaking a wide range of responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:

• To play a lead role in project planning, including maintaining the master timing plan, ensuring that a comprehensive plan is in place for each part of the project.

• To ensure quality and timely delivery as per the master timing plan.

• To assemble, organise and direct the resources necessary for the successful completion of work, ensuring that appropriate teams are in place, with the right resources needed to meet objectives.

• To provide coaching, motivation and support to the project staff, and presence at client / partner meetings where appropriate.

• To ensure that lines of communication are established and maintained to ensure the effective exchange of information and day to day liaison between the client, partners, subcontractors and suppliers, and anyone else involved in the project.

• To carry out regular site inspections and detailed project reviews, ensuring that all activities and deliverables are on track, and where necessary agreeing remedial actions.

• To maintain and manage the development of project plans, ensuring project teams are aligned to the programme plan.

• To ensure project cost under budget.

• To work closely with customer in coordinating all project work, and gain early visibility of new potential work.

• To manage multiple concurrent projects.

• To work with the wider business in continuous improvement of project management processes/methodologies.


• It is ESSENTIAL that you have a background in the project management of turnkey automation solutions.

• It is ESSENTIAL that you have an in-date UK driving licence.

• It would be IDEAL if you have 4+ years of project management experience, though this is not essential.

• It would be IDEAL if you have experience with BIW projects within the automotive sector.

• It would be IDEAL if you have worked for a major OEM or Tier 1 supplier in the past.


• Teamwork

• Communication

• Working with other project teams

• Peer group support

• Strong focus on customer / partner relationships

• Self-organisation

• Ability to prioritise tasks

• Risk identification

• Problem solving

• Decision making

• Ability to maintain a strong focus on desired results

• Team management

• Leadership


If interested, please contact Adam Seal on (phone number removed) or email your latest CV , stating the job role that you are applying for in the subject line

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