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Project Manager - (Engineering)

Project Manager 
(Heavy industrial Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing background required)
Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Colchester, Essex

Our heavy industrial Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing client based in Essex is seeking a Project Manager with a strong technical background whom can run multiple projects at one time from initial quotation through to warranty.

This would suit someone with a Mechanical Engineering Degree whom has strong project management experience from within rail, power generation, off highway, marine, heavy rotary equipment, engine industries. 

You will be working with international suppliers within Middle East and Asia and need to be willing to travel at the start and towards the end of projects to ensure the project stays on track meaning 15 - 20% travel in such areas.

Job Purpose:
To Project Manage high value Customer projects for new engine orders.
? To be responsible for a project/s from pre going firm on an offer all the way through to the end of the project/s warranty period. Cradle to grave interacting with all departments internally and externally with the customer.
? To Assess, review and interpret the project requirements to ensure clarity of the scope of supply and that the sales bid matches this and engineering can deliver the technical solution and operations and supply chain can deliver on time and on cost.
? To Development and manage of the overall project plan for selected contracts, coordinating key inputs from various functional teams within the business, ensuring quality, cost, margin and delivery targets and responsibilities are understood and accepted. Highlighting milestones and the deliverables at each milestone.
? To work within gated project process to ensure all risks are minimised.
? Define on projects the roles and responsibilities both externally and internally.
? Prepare weekly and monthly project status reports & presented
? Set and monitor suitable KPIs to ensure projects meet requirements or issues flagged in advance in order to mitigate deviations.
? To be ’commercially aware’ and identify the requirement for variation orders – complete costings, obtain sign-off (internal/external) and progress orders through customer’s processes.
? To be the primary point of contact for customer problems and questions including warranty call-outs in and out of core hours.
? To maintain good working internal relations through effective communications at all levels.
? Monitor and reporting of any customer issues, working closely with the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and Accounts departments.
? Ensure the customer is aware of the importance of contractual ‘Dependencies’ e.g. maintaining the maintenance schedules for products.
? Reporting Non-Conformance work, arranging solution, ensuring completion and recording non-conformance. In addition, liaise with the Quality department to implement a long-term solution to minimise re-occurrence.
? Monitoring and provisioning of any warranty costs and forecasting spend.
? Continuous development and improvement of Business Systems and Processes.
? Risks & Opportunities Management.

Experience & Skills
Essential
? An engineering, technical or manufacturing background.
? Able to comprehend the technical requirements of the customer.
? At least 5 years project management experience gained in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
? Delivery of multimillion £ engineering projects preferably within the oil and gas contracting, the large diesel engine and/or rotating equipment markets.
? Comfortable to represent professionally and liaise up to a Senior Management level within Client organisations and other Agencies.
? Direct and indirect people and team management experience.
? Sound knowledge of Project Management methodologies and frameworks and capable of contributing to their improvement.
? Knowledge of SAP or another BMS/ERP tools.
? Experienced on MS Project or other scheduling software.
? Experienced in Risk Management, processes and tools.
? Able to support UK and international travel requirements.
? Experienced in developing and understanding Commercial Terms & Conditions.
? Has created credible relationships with customers and suppliers.
? Ideally educated to degree level.
? Computer literate, particularly knowledgeable in MS software.
? Strategically and commercially aware, able to see and understand big picture.
? Fluency in English

Qualifications
? University degree / comparable vocational education with long-term work experience (desirable).
? A Project Management qualification such as; PMQ (APMP), PPQ, PQ, RPP, Prince2.
? An Engineering qualification would also be desirable.

Personal Profile
? Results driven, ability to develop and retain key business, consultant and customer relationships.
? Ability to liaise and communicate at all levels in the business.
? Initiative and proactive approach combined with follow-up skills.
? Outgoing and motivated to connect with a wide range of different people.
? Assertive, self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as within a team.
? Organizational skills.
? High attention to details required.
? Adaptable.
? Social & emotionally intelligent.
? Able to perform under pressure and to very challenging deadlines.

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review.