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Assistant Project Manager

Millbank Holdings
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Would you be interested in joining a well-established company with a multi-discipline background?

Do you have experience of electrical installations and control systems?

Have you got a project engineering, management or coordination background?

If the answer is yes, and these apply to you then please read on to find out more!

The opportunity

Due to expansive growth, our well-established client is looking for an Assistant Project Manager to join their team of talented professionals. If you're looking to elevate your career to the next step, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

Your duties and responsibilities will be

  • You will support the Project Managers as required in the completion of project management tasks such as creating detailed programmes, issuing Early Warnings, costing and submitting Variations, forecasting, etc.
  • With the support of the Project Managers, assume project management responsibility for small projects which will require the completion of the following:
  • Monitor the overall commercial performance of the project, maintaining accurate cost-to-complete forecasts and raising awareness of threats in relation to excessive additional costs, delays or margin depletion.
  • In relation to change, evaluate any project early warnings, compensation events and/or variations (or any similarly defined issues) and communicate them to Project Managers, client and delivery teams.
  • Highlight any project risks or delays and communicate these to all stakeholders.
  • Communicate programme and progress both with internal stakeholders and the client, primarily by means of project programmes and/or other commercial and engineering updates, ensuring these are up-to-date and relevant.
  • Communicate regularly with the engineering design and manufacturing teams to ensure projects are progressing as expected.
  • Ensure the project is delivered while adhering to all Technology quality procedures.
  • Ensure that project design reviews are carried out.
  • Work with the Project Coordinators or Administrators to support them in completing routine administrative tasks that have been assigned to them.
  • For assigned projects, ensure all engineering design, manufacturing and installation teams are clear on the scope and programme of works and its technical content. Ensure they are made aware of any changes to these requirements in a timely manner and address and consequential impacts to the client in terms of costs or programme.
  • Be the main point of client contact for assigned projects and ensure any significant issues (e.g. delays or cost impacts) are escalated to the Key Account Managers or Project Managers.
  • Support the Project Managers in the fulfilment of the requirements of CDM Principal Contractor and Designer. This may require site attendance to provide supervisory cover.
  • Attend client sites as necessary to review job progress and ensure packages of work are signed off by the Project Managers. Where site surveys are required, ensure these are adequately resourced, people are clear on what needs to be done and where necessary support them in person.


  • Support the Project Managers and/or KAM on new project bids and quotes, such as through identifying the requirements for project management or administration resources and costs and assisting to define programmes required to complete works in accordance with the client s expected timescales.
  • Working with support of the Project Managers and/or Quantity Surveyor, ensure all contractual obligations are met across all assigned projects. This will involve ensuring formal communications both to and from the client are dealt with in accordance with the contract terms and timescales, invoicing is timely and that change is managed correctly. Over time this will require the job holder to develop an understanding of NEC, IChemE or similar forms of contracts along with any framework or bespoke contracts that are employed.
  • Support the Project Managers and Key Account Manager/s through:
    • Providing regular monthly summary progress reports across all projects, highlighting technical progress and commercial performance and detailing any changes;
    • Ensuring all project commercial data is up-to-date as required, at least monthly;
    • Escalate significant commercial issues or risks to the Project Managers or KAM in a timely manner.

Health and Safety

  • With the support of the Project Managers or Engineers, develop Health and Safety related documentation for site works associated with assigned projects, such as ensuring Risk Assessments and Method Statements are prepared, completed, checked and issued.
  • For allocated projects, ensure a suitable responsible person is assigned to oversee site activities and is fully aware of their site works scope and responsibilities.
  • Escalate and Health and Safety related issues to the Project Managers without delay.
  • Support others to complete, and work towards taking on, site safety inspections.

You will have the following qualifications & experience

- ONC/HNC/Degree in electrical, measurement or control engineering or related discipline. Work experience in a related industry may be an acceptable substitute for this qualification.

- Minimum 3 years project engineering, management or coordination experience within a medium or large organisation.

- Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.

- Good interpersonal and problem solving skills.

- Good IT skills, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project.

- Good commercial awareness.

- Ability to act on own initiative.

- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation.

Special features

- Must be positive, approachable, willing, and helpful.

- Must be a good team player.

- Must be willing to gain an understanding of NEC, IChemE or similar contracts.

- Must be willing to gain a good working knowledge of CDM 2015 regulations and the role of the principal design and principal contractor.

- Experience of electrical installations and control systems including, but not limited to, control panels/MCCs, PLC, SCADA, instrumentation and telemetry systems would be advantageous.

- Good basic education particularly in English language and grammar. Note: the client will provide the training for (and the job holder will be expected to complete) the following, as determined by the Operations Manager: APM or similar Project Management qualification, SMSTS, First Aid at Work, NEC/IChemE contracts, NWH/DOMS, ECS.

Get in touch now

If you're looking for a new opportunity where you will be responsible for supporting the project managers to ensure successful project management, if you thrive within a collaborative environment and are comfortable liaising with a range of stakeholders, then please apply now or contact Lewis Binns via LinkedIn.

Millbank Holdings Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and respects diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons who are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Millbank is proud to be a member of the Disability Confident Scheme . Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.

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