Project Operations Manager - Flexible Location
BuroHappold
Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
2d ago

Project Operations Manager - Flexible Location

Are you a business-minded all rounder with an interest in developing a career combining project management and finance? Do you have a background working in the creative or consulting industries and an understanding of the delivery of construction projects?

We are looking for a perceptive and proactive Project Operations Manager to join our team, working with our world-class engineering project leadership to help our business thrive.

Every day will be different as your responsibilities will range from championing our project management tools, to producing financial reports and resourcing analytics, to supporting the team in planning project delivery.

You will offer a deep understanding of the project environment and confidently help to steer delivery and improve processes.

What will I be doing?

  • Providing guidance and regular reporting to keep jobs on track and escalate perceived risk.
  • Supporting regular reporting to maintain appropriate team workload and assess resources.
  • Providing continuity and a point of contact, so a regular cycle of monthly checking, meeting and reporting is in place and observed by the teams.
  • Creating open communication routes across multiple teams to manage outcomes.
  • Building commercial awareness and support within disciplines in order to create an increasing financially sustainable business proposition.
  • Monitoring profitability targets across projects in consultation with Job Leaders, Project Leaders and Project Directors.
  • What will I bring to the role?

    As an experienced professional from any field, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate :

  • Sound commercial awareness and an aptitude for financial management.
  • Enthusiasm and proactivity, able to identify potential problems and suggest solutions.
  • Strong communication skills - persuasive and engaging with the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Excel-savvy it is important you’re an advanced user as this is a key tool for the role - as well as being highly numerate with a logical approach.
  • Great perception as well as being incisive and concise with the ability to focus on the right issues at the right time
  • Tenacious and thorough, able to follow tasks through to completion.
  • Experience of supporting a team of people, including senior managers as well as one-to-one basis.
  • Ideally you will have experience and awareness of the construction / architectural / consulting engineering sector.
  • It would also be highly advantageous if you're also able to demonstrate skills with Deltek Vision or similar ERP systems, but we can offer training and development.

    What's in it for you?

    In return, we can offer fantastic opportunities to...

  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial and commercial success of large and complex multidisciplinary projects, with recent examples including The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium, and the Factory Theatre in Manchester.
  • Take real responsibility for our project teams, bring creative solutions to fruition and further hone your relationship management and commercial skills.
  • Collaborate with a diverse array of engineering specialists as well as other stakeholders across finance, operations, HR, and project management.
  • The Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.

    In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves.

    Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us.

    This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.

    We recognise and are committed to change the lack of representation of minority groups in our industry, and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, disabled people and women across all our offices.

    We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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