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Project Manager

Posted 20/06/2024
£40,000 - £65,000 per annum
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Full time

Catfoss Recruitment Ltd are currently in partnership with a globally respected R&D company that is looking to recruit a Project Manager to their expanding team on a permanent basis.

Our client is recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to lead the successful delivery of business improvement and infrastructure development projects within the Engineering Team in close cooperation with project technical managers.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the successful candidate must have a track record of delivering multiple technical projects simultaneously and within demanding constraints in a project-based technical environment.

Project Manager (Plant facility / Infrastructure upgrades) - What you will get the chance to do:
* Take full ownership of project management assignments from requirements capture and business case to closure.
* Lead multi-disciplinary project teams to successful project outcomes, ensuring business objectives and deadlines are met and within budget.
* Act as first point of contact with the internal customer and be accountable for ensuring all project related deliverables meet required standards on time and within budget.
* Lead and support the preparation of project justifications and business cases, with input of the technical managers including: estimating; risk management; planning and presentation of business proposals to project sponsor and company management.
* Lead project change management process to effectively manage changes to requirements, timescales and associated costs whilst avoiding scope creep.
* Manage resources assigned to the project effectively to ensure successful delivery.
* Support effective cash flow management with the input of the procurement and finance teams, ensuring subcontract payment terms are favourable where possible.
* Prepare and present regular project status reports to stakeholders and senior management - highlighting issues offering effective solutions to overcome them.
* Work in a safe and professional manner and in full compliance with UK law, Health, Safety and Environmental procedures, Quality standards and procedures, Security policies and procedures and (where applicable) those of company business partners.
* Support negotiations with suppliers (working with procurement team and technical experts).

Project Manager - What we would like to see:
* University honours degree or equivalent and experience in a STEM/technically related discipline (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering).
* Project management qualification or ability to demonstrate experience of project management methodologies and tools.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Proven experience of project leadership, including clear communications with all stakeholders.
* Understanding of the regulatory framework applying to the delivery of infrastructure projects would be an advantage.
* Ability to capture and manage project requirements, prepare a work breakdown structure, project plan, and resource estimate.
* Proven experience preparing project justification and supporting documentation including pricing estimate(s) and risk and opportunity register(s).
* Confident, self-motivated, as well as imaginative and creative with good problem-solving skills.
* Used to working under pressure and competent in making critical decisions promptly.
* Readily adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances.
* Well-organised with a collaborative approach to problem solving and ability to influence.
* Flexible - occasional international travel and out of hours working may be required.

Project Manager previous suitable job titles: Project Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Technical Project Manager, Project Engineer

The successful candidate must satisfy security clearance requirements - including the last 5 years continual UK residency.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of a successful and professional team operating in a world-class facility.

Competitive salary and benefits to include, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension and more.

Please apply ASAP

Catfoss Recruitment Ltd

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