Project Manager

Location Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Mark Swindle

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Published: 12 days ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for a Project Manager on behalf of our client based in Sunderland. This is a permanent role.

​A industrial controls and automation systems integrator. We operate at various customer sites across the UK and Europe. Due to continuous growth and ever-increasing demand, we have a full-time vacancy for a Project Manager

This role is to manage the allocated projects and plan the delivery of orders to customers, to liaise with those customers, update and communicate plans internally, agree deviations and contingencies, map out solutions to deal with those, and be the conduit to delivering the end result.

 Key Requirements and Main tasks

  • Awareness of the technical requirements of the orders

  • Plan the end-to-end delivery

  • Planning and forecasting resource

  • Assessing impact and producing and amending timing plans based on developments within jobs and the acquisition of new orders

  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders

  • Work with Engineers to anticipate changes to time plans and to discuss impact of events on resources with senior team

  • Co-ordinate with client, engineer, production manager and buyer

  • Support decision making on shifting priorities as matters develop

  • Maintain a set of documentation which fits with the systems of control for the business

  • Attend and input to any update or review meetings as required

  • Escalate emerging issues appropriately, to the right person/group of people at right time.

  • Support and enable the successful delivery of jobs to time, quality and budget, adjusting for circumstances on the way

 Knowledge and Skills

  •  Good educational qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience in similar role

  • Systems of control and ability to use IT and equipment efficiently

  • Prince 2 or equivalent project management

  • Organisational skills with agility to flex and change agreed priorities

  • Can work in and on behalf of a team, representing their interests

  • Has experience of communication at a senior level inside and outside an organisation, delivering good and bad news

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Achiever

  • Good communicator

  • Decision maker

  • Attention to Detail

  • Ability to take personal responsibility and demonstrate initiative

  • Collaborative team player

  • Commitment to go the extra mile

The role holder will have a direct influence on the Planning of priorities including shifting resource to meet deadlines, or rearranging priorities to meet shifting demands, in conjunction with Engineers. Strong influencer who can match the needs of customers with the ability of the business to deliver those to time, budget and quality.

 Success will include

  • Completed jobs, meeting deadlines for customers to quality and price

  • Attentive to priorities and no slippages on key deadlines without approval to change priorities and reschedule

  • Clarity of communication and plans internally and externally

  • Demonstrable ability to influence and find ways to succeed

  • Good rapport with internal and external customers, measured by completion of jobs and feedback

  • Evidence of working collaboratively to meet company targets and personal contribution to that.

 Ideally located within 30 miles of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Hours of work - The current office hours are Monday - Thursday (8-4.30pm) Friday (8-1.30pm)