Project Manager

Based West Midlands

The Company is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of rugged portable and industrial embedded computing, custom battery packs, secure communication systems and antennas. Their focus is on providing highly reliable technology for use in harsh environments, where failure is not an option.

Custom engineering is at the heart of their business. As a result, dedicated in-house teams support clients by designing, manufacturing and testing the most advanced range of products and systems tailored to their specific application requirements.

As an innovative, technology driven company, they play an active role within the scientific community, driving ground breaking research and development projects. Projects that are designed to inspire new technologies that operate at the very limits of technical capability.

Reporting directly to the Director of Projects, the purpose of the Project Manager role is to manage a variety of projects across the business as an end-to-end process.

To manage customer expectations through building excellent relationships and management of third-party suppliers to ensure service levels meet the demand of the projects.

  • Qualified and experienced working with PRINCE2 at Practitioner level
  • Proficient in the use of MS Project
  • Able to show excellent communication and diplomacy skills with a strong ability to persuade and influence client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Have a demonstrable record of resolving issues that threatened to delay or seriously disrupt the project goals (resource, budget or stakeholder in nature).
  • Have extensive experience of leading projects
  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver all projects in line with the Project Management department best practice methodology (managing risk, governance, quality assurance, issue resolution, reporting)
  • Setting up and management of the wider project team involving additional project management resource, internal technical resource, 3rd party suppliers, account team members and client stakeholders.
  • Produce detailed project plans and manage interdependencies with other work package.
  • To take full responsibility for the management of the wider project team assigned to the project.
  • Serve as primary contact for engineering team members requiring support from the business.
  • Ensure strict commercial change control to manage deviations.
  • Apply relationship management skills and to be able to build and own client and stakeholder relationships at senior level.
  • Management of Third-party suppliers in terms of selection, deliverables, timelines and budgets.
  • Adhere to relevant escalation processes to escalate resource issues, delayed project phases, missed deadlines and other planning issues.
  • Ensure commercial project milestones are agreed and published and that invoices are raised with reference to these dates and/or on completion of deliverables.
  • Manage the expenditure within the project, ensuring all costs are recorded against products and services delivered.
  • Create and effectively manage the stakeholder plan at project level, incorporating all project work-streams.
  • Interfacing with internal stakeholders across several departments.
  • Identify and implement efficiencies and improvements in project delivery methodology.
  • Ensure products and services delivered within the project are within time and budget constraints and meet the required level of quality.
  • Monitor the project ensuring issues are resolved in a timely manner and the appropriate corrective actions are implemented.
  • Review the outcomes of the project to determine any corrective actions that could be taken to improve future programme/project delivery in terms of cost, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • To apply, please forward your CV to¬†engineering@chestertongray.com

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