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Project Manager

Employer
First Recruitment Group
Location
Runcorn
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Location: Runcorn (WA7), United Kingdom

Duration: 12 Month (Outside IR35)

Rate: Negotiable

Project Manager duties and responsibilities

A Project Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of projects. Their duties include planning, setting strategies, executing, and monitoring every aspect of a specific project. Depending on the requirements of the client and their level of experience or seniority, Project Managers can handle one or multiple projects at a time.

Other duties and responsibilities of a Project Manager include:

  • Meeting with senior management and clients to identify project requirements, delivery timelines and costs.
  • Communicating with team members
  • Identifying risks and taking measures to prevent delays and budgetary constraints.
  • Developing detailed project plans to guide clients, staff members and project teams and revising based on changing needs and requirements.
  • Identifying and assigning project tasks based on the skill sets, experience, and strengths of staff members.
  • Monitoring project performance to ensure timely delivery.
  • Compiling and submitting project status reports to clients, management, and other stakeholders
  • Working effectively with relevant stakeholders for efficient project implementation
  • Developing excellent leadership, customer relations and communication skills to liaise effectively with all project stakeholders.
  • Managing day-to-day operations of the project
  • Working with Designers, Developers, Quality H&S and Procurement and other stakeholders for planning and documentation.

Project Manager skills and qualifications

Project Manager will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications needed to perform their duties effectively. Project Managers will need professional certifications that make them qualified to work in a specific industry or capacity. Depending on the level of experience an individual within a similar project management role will also be considered.

Typical skills and qualifications of a Project Manager include:

  • Proficiency in inventory control and process improvement
  • Working knowledge of project management software tools such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other relevant applications. E.g., Primavera P6 and FastDraft
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent customer relationship and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and make hard decisions required to achieve project objectives.
  • Proficiency in NEC 4 preferable under Option A and C and E
  • Excellent working knowledge with either PMBOK or PRINCE 2
  • Excellent understanding of working under CDM15 roles of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer Roles.
  • Woking knowledge of NGT Policies Procedures and Specifications. Typically, Business Procedures, Quality Assurance, Environmental, Health and Safety.

Project Manager experience requirements

Project Manager will be knowledgeable on every aspect of the project lifecycle experienced in initiating projects, planning, delegating, managing and risk mitigating. Project Management who manages projects in technical fields such as engineering and IT must have relevant industry experience, especially a foundational degree in that discipline. Because Project Managers need to work with clients, the role often involves customer service experience.

Project Manager Education and training requirements

Depending on the project requirements and the clients, Project Managers need at least a bachelor s degree or relevant equivalent. Some roles require postgraduate or industry-specific project management certifications.

For Project Managers who manage engineering or other specialised fields, will require to be qualified and have relevant background in that specific industry rather than a project management degree. Advanced Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications in addition to their educational qualifications would be an advantage.

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