Location : Leeds, UK / Sedgefield, UK /
A new position has become available within the UK working as a Project Manager.
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