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Assistant Project Manager

Symmetric Recruitment LTD
30000.00 - 36000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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

Hybrid Working

Comapny Bonus (Up to 5K Yr1)

Excellent company benefits

Ongoing development and funded accreditations

Opportunities to progress

Due to company growth an Assistant Project Manager (APM) vacancy has arisen, preferably you will be from a Defence or Engineering / Manufacturing background to join an established Bristol based Engineering / Defence Services company. Delivering complex manufacturing and critical services to Large UK Primes and the MoD directly.

The Role

As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day Operational Performance oversight. You will be integral to delivering innovative Project Management solutions to support further growth opportunities pursued by the business. We are seeking driven individuals to join a high performing team for a PM career with progression opportunities avaiable. We will support your development funding additional qualifications and strive to support a good work life balance, with an aggressive salary package and profit share scheme.

We are a small team where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who will bring passion and innovation to the role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver key project management functions in support of overall project delivery including financial, schedule, quality, and risk functions.
  • Actioning any tasks assigned by the Director of Project in a timely manner and assisting with activities in achieving project deliverables.
  • Communicating with stakeholders on the progress of the project and capturing stakeholder requirements and needs.
  • Creating, monitoring, and managing Customer demands in an ERP system to meet the contractual delivery KPI targets.
  • Responsible for the management of Post Design Services requested by the Customer within the agreed triple constraints including reporting performance to the Customer and the Director of Projects.
  • Responsible for developing strong relationships with key customer stakeholders, suppliers to capture, analyse and achieve customer requirements.
  • Creating monthly project progress (for both internal and external stakeholders) to update schedules in line with project reporting timelines and best practice.
  • Oversee variable aspects of the project and provide direct assistance to ensure timely project execution.
  • Applying effective risk management throughout the project life cycle to mitigate the risk of project failure
  • Assist in the planning and scheduling of project activities including resource levelling and smoothing
  • Work to solve and manage logistics issues and develop saving on transport possibilities
  • Creating and utilizing cost models to input / analyse data collected from the Procurement Team

Professional Skills / Abilities

• Able to establish strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

• Good understanding of Project Management.

• Must be self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload.

• Excellent I.T. Skills (Microsoft Excel essential).

• Microsoft Project skills desirable but not essential.

• Strong attention to detail (essential).

• Strong Commercial skills

• Basic understanding of engineering (desirable).

Experience & Qualifications

• Educated to Degree Level Qualification (or working towards).

• Membership of a relevant professional body e.g APM or PRINCE (desirable but not essential).

• Proven Project Management Experience in an Operational Procurement Environment in the Defence Sector (preferred).

• MRP Skills (IFS desirable but not essential).

• Full Driving Licence and willingness to travel.

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