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Project Manager

Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for a varied and challenging role? Do you pride yourself on your ability to build connections and engage others towards a common goal?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager in our Production team based at our Longport, Stoke-on-Trent depot. As Project Manager, you will play a key role in the creation and execution of project plans across the UK and Europe. You will engage with others across the wider business to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Progress Rail - Electro Motive Diesel is a subsidiary of Caterpillar, specialized in manufacturing, maintaining and overhauling diesel-electric locomotives across the world. For more than half a century, Electro-Motive Diesel has hauled freight and passengers, powered ships, and generated electricity for over 100 countries around the globe. Becoming a part of the Electro-Motive Diesel means becoming a part of a challenging and bright future in our global marketplace.

The role will include:

  • Creating and implementing successful project plans using industry recognized software such as Microsoft Project. Manage teams to achieve project deliverables.
  • Identify and manage risks to ensure delivery is on time
  • Conduct and contribute to professional meetings both internally and externally
  • Gain buy-in from internal customers to ensure project deliverables are maintained to plan
  • Deliver project updates including profitability updates and analysis
  • Take a lead with the bids process to ensure future projects have well executed BOM's and accurate timescales
  • Support projects at all UK sites as well as the EU team, remotely and in person.
  • Carry out lessons learned sessions to ensure project learnings are considered in any new projects
  • Document project processes for repeatability and auditability
  • Ensure all personnel, regulatory and compliance procedures are adhered to in all Project Team activities
  • Promote and comply with the Company's Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental Policies at all times
  • Engage in professional development and networking
  • Participate in the Company appraisal process
  • Out of hours work where required

What we would love you to bring to the role:

  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent project leadership experience, having led both technical and non-technical projects and projects on a multi-million pound scale. You will be confident in your abilities to manage and engage team members and stakeholders throughout the project lifestyle. You will be used to working cross-functionally; utilising your excellent communication and influencing skills to build relationships at all levels and drive results forward. You will be a 'starter-finisher', keen to see tasks through to completion and your genuine can-do attitude and collaborative approach will inspire others to follow you.
  • Ability to produce financial reports
  • Ability to produce project plans using Microsoft Project or similar.
  • Listening skills and ability to facilitate consensus and diffuse tensions
  • Positive in the face of complexity and ambiguity, embracing change and encouraging others to do the same
  • IT literate (Ms Office, Excel, Project)
  • Hold or be working towards professional project management qualifications (BA Hons or similar)
  • Ideally business management or engineering degree educated

We can offer you

From GBP65000 DoE and Performance related bonus scheme plus benefits including Monday to Friday working, 33 days holiday entitlement, 5% pension contributions, Life assurance scheme, Company sick pay, Medical benefit salary sacrifice scheme, Employee assistance program, Retail discounts, Fuel cards

To Apply: Please press the 'Apply' button, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 21 days. Thank you for your interest in the role.

This may be of interest to: Engineering Manager, Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, Railway Industry, Train, Head of Engineering, Maintenance, Diesel, Automotive, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Engineer, Production

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