Site Project Manager

Dounreay, Thurso
Competitive salary
07 Apr 2021
18 Apr 2021
Consultancy, IT
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Contract / Freelance
Full Time

The Project Site Manager is responsible for managing the Bower facility and on-site manufacturing and test operations and ensuring compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety procedures and legislation.



  • Management of Environmental, Health, Safety and Security issues in all production areas
  • Management of waste arising from production activities
  • Promote adherence to JFN's Health and Safety Policy
  • Reporting near misses and accidents
  • Conducting point of work risk assessments and method statements

Manufacturing / Rig Hall Management

Financial oversight of production activities including annual budgets, cost control,profitability analysis, etc.

  • Responsible for house-keeping and condition of manufacturing areas, liaising where applicable with Facilities Engineers
  • Responsible for planning rig hall activities
  • Ensure manufacturing issues are resolved efficiently and effectively
  • Liaising with project teams as required
  • Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the facility and manufacturing equipment
  • Responsible for Line Management & Employee Development
  • Deliver internal training (e.g. tool-box-talks and on the job training)
  • Identify training needs, developing, communicating and supporting training
  • Assist in delivering company communications
  • Staff recruitment and development
  • Conducting staff performance appraisals

Manufacturing Productivity, Quality & Improvement

  • Champion JFN's manufacturing procedures and promote compliance amongst the manufacturing employees to maintain consistency and quality of manufactured items
  • Responsible for ensuring good engagement between internal design and in-house manufacture at all stages of the bid/project lifecycle
  • Introduction and implementation of continuous improvement activities and methods, providing leadership in manufacturing
  • Oversight to ensure that the project is manufactured to the specification and delivered to the customer on time and within budget
  • Ensuring JFN processes and procedures are followed to maintain consistency and quality of work


  • Proven organisational skills and high attention to detail
  • Logical, precise and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Clear and precise communicator
  • A commitment to continual improvement
  • Experienced in coaching and mentoring


Has previously been accountable for management of a manufacturing or maintenance facility or similar operation in a highly regulated industry

  • Financial / budgetary experience
  • Experience of leading continual improvement and change methodologies
  • Good knowledge of quality management systems, particularly ISO 9001
  • Good knowledge of EH&S processes including ISO 14001 and 18001
  • Excellent organisational, time management and decision making skills
  • Excellent people skills, especially in supporting and motivating staff and in developing the abilities of others
  • Commercially and delivery-focused
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

Your principal accountabilities and other tasks will be carried out in the framework of our valued behaviours: Pioneering spirit, Integrity, Energy, Resilience