Project Manager - Engineering

We are looking for experienced candidates with a proven engineering project management background with an emphasis on New Product Introduction (NPI). The successful candidate will have managed multiple complex technical projects through the full development life cycle, applying their experience in planning, coordinating and delivering projects to required specification and timescales.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define and deliver NPI projects ensuring time, cost and quality targets are achieved.
  • Manage project priorities and overall project schedule.
  • Ensure assigned project resources are managed and directed to meet the project objectives.
  • Interface with other areas of functional expertise inc software, electrical and mechanical design, manufacturing and finance.
  • Act as a catalyst to resolve project problems and conflicts, escalating when necessary.
  • To proactively communicate status and performance to all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for identifying, monitoring and managing risk and change.
  • Support the ongoing development of Project Management procedures. Willing to travel if required, including internationally

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven track record with at least 2-3 years relevant experience of managing and successfully delivering complex development projects.
  • Degree qualified in Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management or another similar field. (ideally Masters).
  • Recognised Project Management qualification (PRINCE2, APM or equivalent experience)
  • Experience required in the following: Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project or similar tool, ERP systems
  • Strong leadership with good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to advise and influence at all levels.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise own workload.
  • History of key decision making and encouraging change particularly despite resistance.
  • Able to interface & network across the Company, including international locations
  • Commercially astute with experience of managing 3rd Party Suppliers
  • Broad knowledge/awareness/love of technology. Automotive interest desirable, but not essential. Experience of “industry best practice” but able to apply this in an SME, entrepreneurial & fast paced environment.

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