Project Manager

June 16, 2022
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or as required to meet business requirements
  • This role is based at the Staffordshire office; although, the individual will be required to travel to client premises and site works as per project / client / company requirements. This may involve occasional overnight stays (2-3 per month).
  • This position reports to: Head of Major Projects

Primary Duties

Key result areas

  • Manage customer expectations throughout the project lifecycle through application of Orbital standards and processes
  • Control of Scope, Timescales and Budget to customer satisfaction and optimising Orbitals resources
  • Deliver successful projects through the facilitation of the internal delivery functions ensuring successful and timely delivery through clear requirements definition and internal relationship management
  • Maximise profitability of the contract and achieve a satisfactory cash flow through regular budget cost control, forecasting and cost saving measures.
  • Demonstration of successful and sustainable Customer relationships and satisfaction ratings.
  • Ensure assigned projects is delivered on time, on cost and on quality in line with the customer and Orbital agreed programme of work, while ensuring we deliver on our corporate social responsibility in all areas.

Key outputs

  • Adhere to the current engineering planning process.
  • Ensure that the project requirements are correctly understood, recorded and signed off by the customer
  • Forecast, monitor and control all project costs and prepare internal monthly project status reports and participate in the internal financial processes.
  • Ensure project schedules are met, maintain up-to-date knowledge on project progress and prepare regular client project progress reports.
  • Monitor the project design and production to ensure cost efficiency and compliance with contract specifications and original cost estimates.
  • Liaise with the Procurement department to ensure that procurement of equipment, materials and services is carried out in accordance with project’s technical, quality, budget, and schedule requirements.
  • Ensure the compliance with company Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental and standard operating procedures.
  • In conjunction with all the relevant stakeholder departments carry out evaluation of allocated projects, identify problem areas and deviations and ensure all matters are discussed with the client and clarified in order to avoid delays, as well as reporting to management where appropriate.
  • Responsible for the change management process of the projects, ensuring all cost implications are managed, ensuring that all potential variations to contract are identified and pursued in a fair and credible manner in the interests of the company and get variations agreed and Purchase Order amendments.
  • Maintain the agreed project cash flow by ensuring that invoices are issued correctly and on time and milestone payments are achieved as per plan.
  • Responsible for the successful closure of the project to include all customer sign offs, lesson learned analysis, archiving and financial closure.
  • Engage with all relevant aspects of the manufacturing, service, commissioning, site support, product development and engineering to deliver your assigned projects.

Secondary Duties

  • Ensure that design services deliver prepared project data books and manuals on schedule and when required organise the training of customer’s personnel.
  • Organise & accompany the customer / representatives to the functional testing of the equipment and ensure that test activities are fully monitored via the nominated representative.Robust commercial and business acumen
  • Maintain and promote a professional and harmonious relationship within the company and with the customers’ representatives.
  • Mentor and train colleagues as required
  • Taking ownership and managing the technical aspects of one or more projects delivering a variety of products and services offered by Orbital through design, manufacture, test, install, commissioning, and Client sign-off
  • Leading site works including sub-contractor management, implementation and commissioning if required for a project

Essential Skills

  • Strong Technical Background, preferably in C&I / Process Engineering
  • At least 5 years’ experience in delivering projectsRobust commercial and business acumen
  • Strong leadership skills and can demonstrate effective customer management
  • Able to coach and mentor all involved stakeholders.
  • Effective listening, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Scheduling experience including working knowledge of MS Project or equivalent
  • Qualified Prince2, APM practitioner or similar.
  • HNC or Degree qualified + significant experience

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of National Grid G17 / G35, SGN PS6 and/or GL5 Design Processes.
  • Experience / Knowledge of CDM Requirements

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