Ocado Engineering

Central Realisation Project Manager

Hatfield (Head Office)
08 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Central Realisation Project Manager


As the world’s leading innovator in online grocery shopping with a pioneering business model, developing our own technology and new customer propositions, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships, there has never been a better time to join us. We pride ourselves on the quality of our people, goods and technological advances that power everything we do.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager with a technical background to join our central automation engineering team. You will project manage the technical realisation of our automation solutions at our next generation of customer fulfilment centre’s (CFC’s). Managing and supporting matrix resources and deliverables from multiple teams across engineering.

 Role & Responsibilities

  • Be the link and liaison between teams based at different locations (including new build sites)
  • Communication across teams and to project stakeholders
  • Coordinate project technical support, taking ownership of problems seeing them through to resolution
  • Identify and coordinate applicable engineering change requests
  • Maintain and communicate project technical documentation
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Workflow management of cross functional teams
  • Working with planning colleagues to create and maintain realisation programmes

 What are we after?

  • A “can do” and “in this together” attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to multitask and manage/reprioritise a complex diary with multiple simultaneous activities
  • Able to draw on a range of project management skills, tools and approaches
  • Be able to perform unsupervised on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Comfortable in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Commercially aware and consider cost impacts on decisions and proposals
  • Communication of complex technical information in a variety of forms to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Good technical competence and understanding relating to both automation and general engineering
  • Persuasive and influential, able to get results from matrix resources
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and ideally MS Project
  • Technical qualification, to HND or Degree level 
  • The ability to draw workable and innovative solutions from diverse teams, acceptable to all stakeholders
  • Although based at our Hertfordshire head office, you will need the ability and willingness to travel to sites both in the UK and abroad.

 What can Ocado offer you?

  • Exposure to complex, highly automated, multi-million pound projects
  • Working with new and innovative technology
  • Lead the development of a new and exciting function within Ocado
  • Working as part of an enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated team
  • Benefits: Pension, 15 % Staff discount, Share Options, Share Save Scheme, Life assurance (3 x basic annual salary), AXA PPP Healthcare, Critical illness cover + many more

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