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Engineering Project Manager

South West Recruitment
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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We are recruiting for an experienced Project Manager for a global engineering group, focused on the precise control and movement of fluids in critical applications.

The company work with leading international companies in over 50 countries to deliver innovative engineering solutions to address global trends such as clean energy, energy efficiency, healthcare and increasing automation.

The company's Engineering Division specialises in the design and manufacture of engineer to order highly specialised flow control valves.

Flexible Working

The Company recognises that flexible working can improve employee motivation, performance and productivity.

The company is committed to offering flexible working arrangements, provided that the needs and objectives of both the business and employee can be met.

Salary: This position comes with a very competitive market related salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please call Alan for more details on both.

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week. 8.00am to 4.30pm Mon to Thurs and 8.00am to 1.00pm Friday, with additional hours as required to maintain the efficient running of the department.

Location: Poole, Dorset,

Job Summary

This role is responsible for planning element of the tender review, planning for orders from customer order receipt to delivery.

This is a critical role within the company and responsible for monitoring and ensuring the cost of projects are maintained within budget. They will ensure that each project is capable of delivering the businesses margin targets and that resource holders are aware of slippages to achieve on time delivery.

The post holder will be required to evaluate, as part of the tender review process, the technical and commercial elements of a sales enquiry to ascertain the necessity for projects involvement; producing project plans for contract/orders where they are the point of contact for both the business and customer.


  • Evaluate all technical and commercial elements of a sales enquiry;developing a project plan.
  • Produce proposals resulting from enquiries arising from the Sales team's activities. This will include the following:
  • Act as the customer interface for the duration of a project/order/contract giving the customer regular status reports (some contractual) or dealing with the customer on issues with the project/order/contract.
  • Participate in customer visits/quality reviews to final product acceptance.
  • Develop and maintain key account management relationship with the customers.
  • Ensure that the customer order/quotation have been reviewed for export compliance.
  • Deliver a written report on a weekly basis status of projects.
  • Produce project plans, which are regularly updated and issued to the team involved in meeting the customer's delivery schedule.
  • Call regular project meetings, taking the minutes and ensuring action are maintained, escalating if delivery is not maintained.
  • Manage a robust process that tracks project margin throughout the project execution to ensure margins are maintained, and mitigation plans developed with functional leaders are delivered.
  • Use the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) process to maintain project status and costs and support the production planning process.
  • Work alongside the Design and Sales teams to provide technical assistance to help increase sales revenues.
  • Prioritise the activities in the defined pre-production route to the point of release to manufacture.
  • Maintain customer delivery status through liaison with elements of the business and communicate with customers as necessary.
  • Develop a weekly project progress report that details timeliness, margin status, cost to complete and risks.
  • Receive, translateand resolve technical enquiries with engineering support.
  • Perform other such duties commensurate with the nature and level of the post as may be reasonably required.


  • Qualified to HNC or Bachelor's Degreelevel (or equivalent) in a related discipline. This academic knowledge may then have been applied in different roles including sales, projectsor design.
  • Demonstrable experience in Project Management; Analysis; Design Skills; Manufacturing Methods and Procedures; Process Improvement; Technical Understanding; Documentation Skills; Supervision; CAD; CAD/CAM Design.
  • Excellent technical expertise with experience of production processes and product quality requirements including welding, NDTand component manufacture.
  • Previous experience of producing estimates, proposals, bidsor tenders for a precision engineering company or similar.
  • Effective communication skills with a particular emphasis on building engagement, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable experience developing relationships to generate new and future business.
  • Ability to demonstrate good commercial acumen, overseeing production specific proposals and client relationships.
  • Demonstrable desire to progress and succeed.
  • Abilityto work as part of a team and independently.
  • Competent in IT including Microsoft packagesand experienced in using an ERP system.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Willing to travel both nationally and internationally.

Company Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (Christmas Close Down uses up to 3 days from this)
  • Up to 8% pension
  • 5 x Death in Service
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • EAP
  • Bippit - Financial Health Check Guidance
  • Onsite Physio and Massage
  • Work Wear

To apply for this position please submit an up to date CV and alternatively please call Alan for a more detailed job spec and details about the company.

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