project manager in port talbot

30 July 2018
adam rock, randstad cpe
job type
£ 18.44 - £ 24.19 per hour
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port talbot, wales
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 18.44 - £ 24.19 per hour
reference number
adam rock, randstad cpe
01489 560129
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job description

Project Manager

£18.55 PAYE or £24.19 LTD Per Hour

The Role

We are recruiting for a Project Manager on a Contract basis until 30th March 2019, based in South Wales. Reporting to the Technical Director UK, the purpose of the role is to manage and contribute to key projects with a specific focus on external funding, in particular on topics related to obtaining support from Government and other funding bodies and to help deliver projects across the business. There may be opportunities and requests to work on projects outside the core area of responsibility.

To carry out this role successfully, you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

* Writing project proposals / bids for external funding, meeting all the required application standards.
* Develop an approach to writing project proposals for external funding, including identifying key criteria for successful bids, core competences for those involved in writing, supporting others writing bids and developing a common platform of information to increase the efficiency of bid writing.
* Set up and maintain a process for identifying and communicating new external funding opportunities from Innovate UK and other national and regional funding organisations. Initially the role will focus on the UK but will expand to wider funding opportunities, building on the experience gained in the UK.
* Develop and maintain a process for identifying Sector and other business area interests that can be matched on an on-going basis against identified external funding opportunities.
* Support the identification of project partners, particularly Small Medium Enterprises (SME), through external organisations such as the Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTN), Catapult Centres, Manufacturers' Association and other industry bodies, as well the job-holder's own growing external network.
* Ensure that any resulting systems have clear, documented, standards and processes that ensure long term stability of these processes including incorporation in relevant Quality Management Systems.
* Develop training tools to help proposal writing in Tata Steel as a whole through reference to previous proposal feedback, own experience and good practice guidance from the Knowledge Transfer Networks, for example.
* Proactively engage in Health, Safety and Well-being (HS&W) activities.
* Continually demonstrate, through communication and action, that HS&W is your top priority. Actively encourage and support ideas that to improve health, safety and well-being helping to create a zero harm environment.

Who we are looking for

* A first degree or equivalent in a subject such as Marketing, Business, Materials or other subject related to the company's activities is desirable but not essential
* Project management tools and techniques applied and successful in a business environment. Some formal training e.g. PRINCE2 would be an advantage
* A knowledge of the company's products and their applications, as well as related production processes, would be an advantage.
* The job holder should have good interpersonal, analytical and organisational skills.
* The job holder should be a strong team worker, adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances.
* It is important that the jobholder has influencing and diplomatic skills, capable of being used with colleagues at all levels, from different functions and cultures.
* Ability to develop strong networks across a range of knowledge areas, inside and outside of the company, and to actively use these networks to identify and deliver externally leveraged opportunities in priority areas identified by the company
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Knowledge and demonstrable application of IT tools is essential. This should include spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and SharePoint and confidence in the use of communications technology such as Skype.

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.

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