project manager in peterborough

01 August 2018
alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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peterborough, east of england
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Project Manager required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Do you have strong leadership and communication skills? If you are seeking an exciting challenge in a fast-paced environment then this is the role for you!

As the Project Manager, your primary focus of this position will be to lead the allocated project(s) to ensure the projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality. To develop relationships with the key team members in order to motivate and drive the project forward. Ensuring timely reports are produced to communicate project progress to the Senior Leadership Team.


* Management and accountability for the portfolio of projects
* Monitoring project progress and performance
* Regular stakeholder reporting
* Proven risk management experience
* Work with partners, monitor progress, to ensure project delivered in a timely manner on budget
* Attend business meetings with partners
* Resource management - Provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed resource-loaded project schedules
* Management of project/programme budgets
* Maintains program level issues/action logs, risk registers, scope change requests/logs, program schedules, and program cost tracking.
* Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes, including project/portfolio resource and cost management. Experience in creation & maintenance of multi-disciplinary project plans is essential
* Facilitate projects, lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, and lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teams
* Mentor/coach the project leaders in project management, and address any issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management if appropriate
* Requires ability to learn bespoke project accounting systems and produce project-related financial reports


* This position requires a four year college or university degree or equivalent experience within the project management field
* Six to twelve years of job-related experience in project management
* Must have very strong leadership and interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills
* Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desired
* Previous experience directing the work of others is highly desirable
* Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience desirable) MS Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools. Will also require knowledge of other software tools such as project accounting systems. Good Excel skills are vital (complex formulas, linking multiple worksheets, pivot tables, graphs)
* Knowledge of AGILE based approach to Project Management duties is highly desirable
* Project resource loading/portfolio resource management and project/portfolio cost management experience is highly desirable
* Knowledge of company policies and processes, and company products and customers is highly desirable
* Previous experience working with Innovate UK & ETI would be desirable but not essential
* Prince 2/PMP or equivalent qualification is highly desired

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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automotive engineering