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Project Manager

DATS Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Construction / Built Environment
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Project Manager

Our client, a market leader in Mechanical, Electrical and Construction projects in the Northwest, is urgently seeking several Mechanical Project Managers to deliver their extensive portfolio of contracts within public and private sector clients, offering in addition building services to contractors.

The Project Manager roles are permanent and offer a competitive salary of GBP50,000 plus GBP5,000 car allowance.

The responsibilities of the Mechanical Project Manager are as follows:

Project Planning and Scheduling

  • Develop comprehensive project plans for each project, including scope, timeline, budget, and resource allocation.
  • Create and maintain project schedules, ensuring all tasks and milestones are identified and tracked and targets are achieved.
  • Carry out and complete on-site surveys to ensure clients expectations both in terms of specification, timescales and costs are achievable prior to project commencement.
  • Support the operations team in carrying out pre-condition surveys of client sites as and when required or requested.

Budget Management

  • Estimate project costs at pre-contract stage using the project forecast system.
  • Commercial targets to be shared and agreed with Head of Mech Dept prior to project start.
  • Continued monitoring of project costs during the project lifecycle (including labour, plant,
  • materials, and sub-contractors) and ensure adherence to budgetary constraints through to handover.
  • With the support of the Head of Mech Dept, completion of Mech Valuations monthly including consolidation and reporting of approved and unapproved variations.

Team Coordination

  • Lead and manage a team of mechanical engineers, subcontractors, and apprentices.
  • Delegate tasks and provide clear direction to team members.
  • Ensure team members have the correct skills and experience to complete tasks.
  • Ensure the team are delivering their tasks in a safe way by following their H&S Management Policies and Procedures at all times.
  • Attending weekly Operations and Labour meetings to ensure Mechanical resources are effectively utilised with productivity being maximised.

Contract Management

  • Negotiate contracts and orders with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Review and approve subcontractor and supplier invoices and variations to orders if changes occur.

Quality Assurance

  • Implement quality control measures to ensure work is completed to industry standards and client specifications.
  • Conduct regular onsite inspections and audits to verify compliance.
  • Ensuring O&M Manuals are completed on time, at handover and in line with client specifications, designs, and warranties.
  • Adhere to the client s file procedures in relation to contract management. Guidelines and process will be defined by the Operations Support Team.

Risk Management

  • Identify potential project risks and develop contingency plans.
  • Proactively address project and onsite issues to minimise project disruptions.

Client Communication

  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, attending pre-contract meetings and providing regular face to face and email updates regarding project progress.
  • Address client concerns quickly and thoroughly and maintain strong customer relationships.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Ensure all work is carried out in compliance with relevant Mechanical codes, standards, and regulations. Auditing work completed and test and inspection certificates are essential.

Safety and Environmental Compliance

  • Promote and enforce a culture of safety on the job site, adhering to OSHA and other safety regulations.
  • Implement and oversee environmental best practices.

Person Specification

Strong knowledge of Building Services and Mechanical Engineering

Experience in plumbing and mechanical systems

Proficiency in procurement processes and vendor management

Excellent budgeting and cost control skills

Relevant skills and qualifications that would be beneficial for this role include:

Project management certification

Experience in the construction industry

Strong organizational and leadership skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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