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  • Job reference: RMS0143626

Project Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Derby
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/08/2014
  • Time left:
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The Role:
We are looking for a senior project manager who can manage the delivery of applications solutions for our clients that address their key challenges.

Their key responsibilities will be to:

• Lead delivery of a portfolio of projects, potentially across different work streams
• Work with Sales colleagues to identify customers’ problems, develop well defined solutions and devise project requirements
• Support Sales and Commercial functions to develop and deliver competitive, viable bids and proposals
• Develop the project structure, programme and the overall budget and task/costs breakdown. Provide measures for approval and control
• Work with the Resource Manager to resource the project team
• Plan and manage the project and assigned resources to deliver to agreed deadlines, project objectives, and contractual delivery requirements whilst meeting all relevant safety and quality standards
• Manage the project budget, producing stage reports on forecasting including income profiling
• Manage the risks and issues related to the project, including commercial risks, and highlight areas of concern to the Delivery Director
• Achieve improvements in project efficiency
• Develop effective working relationships with the client to ensure the success of the contract and negotiate any claims and variations
• Communicate effectively with the project team and resource management in a consistent manner so that the business aims and commercial targets are met.
• Develop relationships with and effectively manage any third party suppliers or business partners.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Possess demonstrable project and time management skills and experience of managing multiple initiatives at one time
• Have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and persuade others and build lasting relationships with both internal and external contacts
• Be familiar with the commercial environment in the UK, including government funding. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in a commercially focussed engineering or software project delivery environment.
• Have an action-oriented, proactive and assertive approach; someone who is confident in suggesting new ideas and developing solutions
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