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Principal Project Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/05/2018
  • Duration: 6-12 months
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The Role:
The Principal Project Manager is accountable for the safe overall delivery of complex, large value and/or high risk projects so as to achieve favourable outcomes in respect of customer satisfaction, time, cost and quality.
The Principal Project Manager manages all aspects of the client relationship including scheduling and contractual change control.
The Principal Project Manager supports the Bids, Sales and Engineering functions in developing and winning future opportunities

* Working with bid teams to scope projects and determine requirements, including exclusions and assumptions.
* Providing cost and delivery estimates and quotations, including margin and cash flow analysis.
* Contributions to tender preparation.
* Preparation of project schedules.
* Evaluating project risks.
* Developing partnering/supplier strategies.
* Pre-tender negotiations with clients and sub-contractors on pricing and contractual details.
* Reading and interpreting project specifications.
* Working with the project teams to plan resource requirements, project milestones and deliverables.
* Preparing project budgets and developing a cost base for the project.
* Preparing key planning documents such as Project Execution Plans, Risk Register, Delivery Schedule, etc.
* Generating resourced and costed schedules of work (Microsoft Project or Primavera P6).
* Setting up project files and templates.
* Holding internal and external opening-up meetings.
* Risk assessment and mitigation plans.
* Lead the partnering/supplier strategy and develop contracts for sub-contractors.
* Ensure the availability of SQEP personnel to deliver the contract.
* Overall management, tracking and controlling of the project.
* Controlling project costs.
* Reporting internally on project performance.
* Tracking and reporting internally on the financial performance of the project including spend profiles, budgeted and earned values, forecasted completion costs etc. using the Company's Business Management System.
* Manage change control throughout the project including Early Warning Notices and Compensation Event Notices.
* Managing the project team.
* Develop a cost base for the project.
* Supply chain management.
* Risk management.
* Ensuring invoices are submitted and monies are received.
* Key customer interface for the project including contractual change control, customer reporting and progress meetings.
* Develop and implement the overall project schedule including resource allocation and critical path analysis.
Project Close-out
* Planning/managing contract close-out review meetings.
* Compilation of Lifetime Quality Records.

The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Minimum of 10 years' experience of managing complex, high value (>£10M) and/or high risk projects, preferably within the UK nuclear or other highly regulated industry.
* Senior experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
* Proven background in commercial Tier 2 contract management.
* Proven background in pre and post contract negotiation.
* Proven experience in contract change management.
* Extensive risk management experience.
* Substantial contractual understanding, particularly NEC 3.
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6.
* Excellent organisational skills.
* Commercially focused and financially literate.
* Proven team leadership and motivational skills.
* Excellent written, numerical and communication skills.
* Full Membership of APM (MAPM) or PRINCE2 qualified.
* Tertiary engineering/technical qualification such as HNC, degree or equivalent experience.
* UK driving licence.

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