Project Manager
Leeds, UK
3d ago

Job Description

Location : Leeds, UK / Sedgefield, UK /

A new position has become available within the UK working as a Project Manager.

Purpose :

Initiation, planning, execution, control and closure of all assigned NPI and process improvement projects, employing methods that ensure effective cross-functional communication of project requirements, risk and status at all times.

Summary of Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for planning, executing, controlling and closing all assigned projects; including planning to support RFQs.
  • Authority for overall management, planning, coordination and execution of all assigned projects ensuring that all contractual and commercial obligations are met on time and in full.
  • Responsible for controlling project scope (both internal and external influences)
  • Responsible for defining, monitoring and controlling the project budget (resource / equipment / materials costs).
  • Joint responsibility for product quality, reliability and safety (as per QA dept).
  • Responsible for project resource planning and task assignment via work-packages
  • Joint responsibility for achieving product cost targets (together with engineering team leader assigned to the project).
  • Job Content :

  • Ensure that the NPI procedure and design control procedures are followed at all times.
  • Preparation and delivery of project launches (definition of project scope / team, product scope, responsibilities and deliverables).
  • Preparation and delivery of effective Tollgates.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the project schedule and milestone plans (internal and external).
  • Preparation and maintenance of project risk register via effective risk identification and risk response planning.
  • Chair regular project meetings and maintain project action lists (daily / weekly as appropriate).
  • Chair customer conference calls and maintain associated action lists.
  • Main point of contact with customer Project Management representative for assigned projects.
  • Host and attend customer & supplier visits as required.
  • Establish and maintain close liaison with all areas of the business and supply chain associated with assigned projects.
  • To undertake and achieve all other tasks as directed by the Engineering Manager / Site Lead or other members of the Senior Management Team.
  • Key Attributes :

  • Excellent communicator; internal / external.
  • Effective planner; inter dept / inter-company / supplier wide.
  • Organised; requires effective organisational skills with respect to information management and project plan execution.
  • Skilled people motivator and negotiator; internal / external including customer.
  • Technically competent; able to review and challenge design decisions.
  • Able to demonstrate; task ownership, commitment, initiative and flexibility as per Company’s needs.
  • Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven project management skills, with the ability to develop resource plans, schedules, risk registers and project budgets.
  • Must be a highly motivated individual able to interface effectively with internal & external customers.
  • Sound understanding of modern project management methodologies, specifically relating to requirements capture / management and scope definition / control.
  • Industry recognised Project Management certification such as Prince 2, PMP, APM
  • Able to demonstrate negotiation / persuasion skills with internal and external resources.
  • Totally flexible with regard to working hours and able to travel when needed both nationally and internationally.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office products : Project / Excel / Word / PowerPoint for the creation of project plans and reports.
  • Would ideally suit a graduate with 3 years post qualification experience
  • The successful candidate must achieve the relevant security clearance to undertake this role
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