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Lead Project Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/07/2019
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
Our clients vision is to be a leading international institution in terms of innovative technology solutions in the Offshore Renewables Energy Sector.

The Lead Project Manager shall ensure that throughout the execution phase of TIGER (Tidal stream Industry enerGisEr pRoject) that the highest standards of project management are applied and that these standards shall be "leading edge", consistent and sustainable

The primary objective of the Lead Project Manager is to ensure that the £40m EU-funded TIGER project and all the partners is managed and delivered within the constraints of the contract timescales, budget and finance structure.

The Lead Project Manager is an important role within the TIGER project team, ensuring the successful delivery of the project's objectives. The Lead Project Manager is responsible to the Project Director for delivering the execution phase of the TIGER projects. The Lead Project Manager will develop and follow defined project management guidance, standards and acceptance criteria and to deliver project within the constraints of the agreed timescales, budget and finance structures.
The Lead Project Manager will drive and coordinate the activities of the multi- discipline project team. The team is a mix of internal and external partners and specialists.
Delivery will be managed under processes and procedures to which the Project Manager shall ensure compliance throughout the delivery of projects and programmes.

The Lead Project Manager shall :-
* Ensure the project management is appropriate and consistent with strategy and delivered according to the Company's policies and procedures.
* Plan, manage and coordinate delivery of project tasks by partners to ensure delivery on-time and on-budget
* Define Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) objectives and implement controls
* Coordinate financial management within the project.
* Conduct periodic reviews to ensure that operations are conducted safely, project outputs are of a consistently high quality and encourage continuous improvement
* Identify, monitor, assess and manage project risks and maintain the project Risk Register, incorporating learning from experience on this project and from the wider industry
* Coordinate communication, reporting to and administration with the European Commission to keep them up to date with progress over the project lifetime with regular updates using the Interreg electronic Management Systems (eMS).
* Ensure an effective collaborative working environment and relationship between the project partners.
* Enable internal communication between project partners, to ensure smooth and efficient integration between work packages. Schedule project meetings and travel.
* Manage project change through flexible, adaptive management
* Develop and, if necessary, implement strategies for conflict management
* Communicate effectively, providing regular and ad-hoc reports to senior management within Management Team and beyond (in the format & quality required) and foster open communication across teams.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
To succeed in the role the Lead Project Manager will have:
* A degree or equivalent in a technical discipline.
* A recognised project management certificate or diploma.
* A minimum of 5 years proven project management experience within a technical sector such as energy, utilities, construction.
* Demonstrable experience in managing European-funded projects
* A track record of successfully leading multi-discipline teams in the delivery of projects and programmes.
* Experience of negotiating and managing commercial contracts.
* Awareness of occupational Health & Safety issues.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
The following are desirable:
* Chartered status in a technical discipline,
* Experience of public funded projects and public procurement rules,
* Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors, Senior Management (internal and external) and consultants.
* Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implement mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
* Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements.
* High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.
* Contribute (or ensure resources are available) to early development projects, giving advice to the Project Teams on "deliverability" and commercialisation.
* Understanding written and spoken French language.

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