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Senior Project Manager

Main Purpose of Position

To safely deliver project, product or integrated services to time, scope and cost in an environmentally friendly way.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

Client Management
  • Refine, interpret and agree schedule, specification/scope and value, proactively ensuring all stakeholders and partners are fully informed.
  • Manage information, communication and activity relating to the scope of supply including aspects such as:-
    • project strategy
    • programme
    • quality
    • health & safety, environment aspects
    • risk assessments (incl. H&S and project)
    • terms and conditions
    • procedures and work instructions
    • method statements
    • contract risk assessment
  • Liaise with resource/department managers and support personnel to enable project completion to time, cost, scope and quality. (design, manufacture, procurement, accounts).
  • Act as focal point of contact for client ensuring client expectations are managed proactively, diplomatically and constructively and that clients are kept informed and aware of project status throughout.
  • Manage and influence any change to the project, controlling activity and information which will underpin successful project delivery. (PVN’s)
  • Agree timing and format of status reports to client. Compile reports in a timely manner.
  • Provide prompt and accurate information as necessary in order to facilitate invoicing and cash recovery against the predetermined contract terms.

Resource & Configuration Management
  • Manage all projects with adherence to company procedures, within pre-determined project strategy, conditions, schedule and budgets.
  • Consider methodology and changing workloads with respect to the project strategy at key stages of the project.
  • Investigate availability and suitability of different resources and, as necessary, discuss proposals with design, manufacture, procurement and accounts departments.
  • Ensure project control procedures are applied to generate effective quality checks. Investigate and eliminate bottle-necks due to technical or resource inadequacies.
  • Assign work through functional heads in order to achieve optimum delivery.
  • Influence and direct the supply chain and procurement personnel to ensure successful procurement and delivery to budget, safety, quality and environmental requirements.
  • Liaison with sub-contractors and material suppliers on technical elements of project support and delivery.
  • Identify project risks and ensure mitigation is applied. Inform department managers of any areas of special difficulty, delineate problems and as necessary refer to appropriate managers for solution.
  • Apply to the Head of Business Delivery Director, including where appropriate the Managing Director and Head of Business Delivery, for the release of Risk funding if risks occur.
  • Monitor work activity and progress in conjunction with the appropriate manager / function head to ensure all projects run within programme and plan.
  • When necessary discuss and agree work priorities with other project managers and department managers.
  • Manage budgets as specified in the project plan and to control all cost elements during progress through to completion.
  • Report on process and progress.
  • Review and prepare Project Status Reports, presenting recommendation / action improvement plan / remedial activity as necessary.
  • Set goals for deliverables for internal colleagues / functions.
  • Manage and communicate all elements of change control. Ensure the work scope does not change without client acceptance of change to value and time as necessary.

Co-ordination & Liaison
  • Contribute to Business Creation (Sales) and success of current projects by the internal referral and communication of appropriate information and intelligence, together with any project-specific information.
  • Recognise the potential impact of own actions for the Company, clients and suppliers and act in appreciation of this at all times.
  • Provide comprehensive and effective communication to underpin effective working relationships across all Company, Site and Function Heads.

Technical Competency & Development
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement of the company, department, personnel and self.
  • Ensure personal, professional, technical and engineering competency through continuing professional development.
  • Enhance the potential of others by coaching and mentoring as appropriate.
  • Formulate and manage own personal training plan and development activity with the Head of Business Delivery.

Security clearance

If not already cleared, candidates should be willing to undertake appropriate level of clearance. If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please ensure you have read the full Job Description and Person Specification.

Location
Chorley
Reporting to
Head of Project
Salary
Competitive
Contract
Full time

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