Project Manager - (PLC/SCADA)

£35000 - £45000 per annum
17 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Kevin Elder
Systems Design
Contract Type
Full Time
A market-leading UK engineering company who provide solutions across the full project lifecycle are looking for an Automation Project Manager. Solutions include bespoke control and instrumentation systems, electrical power systems and data communication systems. The successful candidate will be tasked with leading these projects.


- Fully conversant in all aspects of System Integration (Automation and Control).

- Experienced across a variety of PLC, SCADA and DCS Systems.

- Strong Project management and planning skills.

- Up to date Commercial and Contractual Knowledge.

- Prior experience of Managing projects.

- 3 Years + experience Project Management Level.

- Previous experience working with or for a Systems Integrator would be highly advantageous.

Roles and Responsibility:

- Responsibility for a project Technically. Work closely with the Engineering Team and Management Team to ensure that the solution provided is of minimum cost whilst being

technically acceptable and in accordance with the client specifications and the company bid.

- Maintenance of ongoing customer relationships

Primary Objectives:

- Achieve overall project budgetary requirements

- Overall responsibility for complete technical delivery of nominated projects

- Overall technical and team management for nominated projects

- Maximise opportunities within allocated projects (variations, savings)

- Maximise business development opportunities with existing customers

- Manage the customer

- Ensure all contractual obligations are met

- Manage Company Resource with other Project Managers and Head of Projects.

Role Functions:

Functions will typically include but not be limited to the following:

- Programme Management - Develop and maintain the programme.

- Opportunity Management - Maximise variation opportunities and commercially manage contract variations

- Technical Management - Be responsible in all aspects for the Technical Delivery of the Project.

- Customer Management - Be the prime customer contact for Technical and Commercial issues and ensure that the customer is both kept informed and under control by maintaining a pro-active approach at all times

- Sub-contract management: Develop commercial specifications for sub contract works; and development of technical specifications for sub-contracted works and the management of the works such that the requisite delivery timescales and quality standards are achieved.

- Risk Management - Work closely with the Management Team to identify risks, consequences and mitigating actions in order to remove risks as quickly as possible (Liquidated Damages, tight delivery periods, etc.)

- Internal Reporting - Production of Monthly Production Reports to the Head of Projects

- Strategy Development - In conjunction with the Management Team further develop the strategy for maximising the commercial returns on the project. To be undertaken at outset of Project.

- Planning - In conjunction with the Management Team identify the obligations, both in terms of activities and timescales, of all parties - client, Company project staff, Company on-project staff & sub-contractors - involved in the delivery of the project.

- Scope Management - Ensure that no additional element of scope is engineered unless there is a commercial benefit to the Company either in the form of savings or an increase in overall order value.

- Team Management - Ensure that team members are provided with the requisite task definitions, information and tools to perform the allocated tasks.

- Quality Management - Define and manage the quality objectives for the project, ensuring that they are appropriate to the client and project.

- Sales - Report sales and business development opportunities for the sales department to follow-up

- Resource Management. Manage company resource with assistance with the Management Team and Head of Projects to ensure all engineers are utilised productively at all times, and customer demands are met.

- Health and Safety. This is of paramount importance to the business. Personal Safety is the number one objective. Leadership is essential. Ensure that you work closely with the Health and Safety Team and ensure all projects and personnel are operating fully in accordance with the Company Health and Safety processes and procedures.

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