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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J891319_1492699680
Contact Name: Ben Evans
Contact Email: ben.evans@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: April 20, 2017 15:48

Job Description

Russell Taylor are actively recruiting for a permanent Automation Project Manager to work for their well established Client, an Automation Solutions Provider near Warrington. The role itself is an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact to a growing organisation with plenty of scope to climb to Director level.

Main Responsibility:
* Be the owner of the project applying project management skills for leading, planning, executing, controlling project schedules, cost, and performances risks
* Determine and implement customer's needs
* Build and manage effectively the project team

Job Responsibilities
* Collect all contractual obligations, commercial & technical information available from the sales & proposal stage
* Be responsible to thoroughly understand, review and communicate stakeholder requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly to realise them for the stakeholders
* Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools needed, provide timely feedback
* Establish the need of resources during each stage of the project, engage with the Engineering Teams to have the proper resources available, schedule and assign all the project tasks according to the contractual obligations and customer's expectations
* Maintain effective communication and working relationships with customers and project team members
* Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to Directors
* Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder's needs and requirements continuously in view
* Troubleshoot technical issues when the need arises, and escalating appropriately as needed
* Facilitate productivity by ensuring that the team has tools to succeed
* Monitor and control stage payments & costs that need to stay within contract obligations & budget limits
* Approve payments to subcontractors and buyouts suppliers
* Manage the documentation exchange (soft and hardware copies) as per contract keeping trace with official document list and dedicated transmittals
* Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals
* Secure the quality and timely delivery of goods and components through expediting activities
* Organise and attend FAT verifying the full availability of contract goods and needed documentation and instrumentation
* Organise and attend to site meetings and surveys with the customer
* Be responsible for the change order management, engaging also into negotiation with customers for additional price recognition
* Follow up the project during installation and commissioning stage with particular focus on activities schedule and H&S topics
* Obtain from the customer the signed final acceptance certificate
* Other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
* University Degree or HNC in an Engineering discipline
* Formal qualification in Project Managing
* Proficiency in MS Office and MS Project is required
* Excellent verbal and written English language skills
* Experience as proposal/sales engineer, proposal manager, project manager, procurement manager
* Familiarity with the Automation industry is a must

Personal Qualities
* Excellent communication skills, both oral & written
* Confident and pro-active with an organised approach to work
* Ability to work off own initiative, as well as being a team player
* Situational adaptability
* Good problem solver
* Hands on attitude
* Enthusiastic and able to be relied upon