Birwelco USA

Project Manager

Halesowen

26 May 2017

Unit Birwelco is looking for a Project Manager, to be based at our Halesowen office, in the West Midlands.

OBJECTIVES
• Deliver the best combination of product quality, price and delivery to our customers by working to add value in a socially responsible and ethical manner.
• The consistent achievement of industry leading standards of excellence in project management.
• Efficient application and involvement on all proposals and project work undertaken.
• To maintain good relationships with clients, colleagues and external organisations.
• To keep abreast of developments in relevant project management fields to enable application to the role and to ensure a level of continuing professional development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
General
• Develop project management strategies
• Liaise effectively and foster relationships with clients and suppliers/sub-contractors
• Accurate recording of project progress against programme and maintaining project cost status reports
• Attend monthly Project Control Meetings to report project progress and financial status
• Ensure Client satisfaction at all times and address any Client complaints in a timely manner
• Negotiate and resolve claims and variations with clients, suppliers and sub-contractors
• Liaise closely with all discipline personnel assigned to the project and ensure resource availability and allocation is maintained to meet project needs.
• Liaise with the Group Procurement Manager to ensure all project procurement activities are undertaken in a timely and cost effective manner.
• Liaise with the QA Manager during internal quality audits and recommend amendments to Project Management Corporate Procedures
• Refer to the General Manager for any unresolved matters arising that could impact the success of a project or that affect the Company’s compliance with statutory regulations and legislation
• Promote good business ethics
Sales and Proposals
• Assist in proposals, sales and business activities.
• Determine the most cost effective project management strategy to be adopted
Planning and Budgeting
• Prepare realistic man-hour estimates for all project functions for proposals and projects on request.
Project Execution
• Develop effective lines of communication with the Client and maintain a system of communication records.
• Issue purchase order/contract acknowledgement to the Client and during project execution, ensure all contract variations are documented and formally agreed with the Client.
• Generate detailed project programmes and seek Client approval.
• Develop the Project Management Quality Plan and obtain Client approval of this document.
• Develop project scopes, objectives and man-hour budgets, involving all senior project personnel and ensuring technical feasibility
• Co-ordinate the completion of all project work assignments within the allocated man-hour budget and to the requirements of the programme.
• Schedule and attend/chair Project Kick-off Meetings, Design Review Meetings, Project De-brief/Close-out Meetings and any other project meetings as appropriate.
• Ensure that project execution functions comply with all applicable laws, regulations and other mandatory requirements.
• Perform risk management to minimise project risks
• Adhere to Company Procedures.
Organisation and Personnel
• Approve the selection of external professional services and consultants.
• Promote and maintain good staff relationships and morale.
• Delegate to assigned project personnel the authority and responsibility for the performance of their assigned functions.
• Support organisational or other changes considered necessary by the Company to achieve and maintain optimum efficiency.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Professional Project Management Qualification (PRINCE2, PMP, CMI Diploma, or similar)
• Discipline Engineering Degree (preferred)
• Minimum of 8 years relevant experience in management, budgeting and analysis.
• Minimum of 3 years experience within an engineering, procurement and construction contractor, preferably within the oil, gas or petrochemical industry
• Excellent Client-facing and internal communication skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Project.

KEY INTERNAL INTERFACES
• General Manager
• Group Procurement Manager
• Project Buyer
• Engineering and Discipline Leads
• Document Control
• Commercial/Financial Management

KEY EXTERNAL INTERFACES
• Clients
• Client's other Contractors (where applicable)
• Suppliers & Service Providers

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
• Reports to the General Manager for day-to-day line management.


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