Project Manager

Location : Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Job Ref : JA1068
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £Competitive


JA956 – Project Manager

Location – Manchester, M41

Salary – £Competitive + Car allowance


We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager with Mechanical or Building Services Engineering experience to join our client’s team in Manchester. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and deliver complex multi-discipline projects successfully, providing engineering expertise to all projects and providing technical assistance to in house and sub-contract labour.

Aims and Objectives

  • To lead and deliver successful projects as part of the company operational delivery team, on time and within budget.
  • Provide technical expertise and lead the project team and develop and maintain a productive efficient working relationship.
  • To build on existing client relationships and form new.
  • Ensure compliance to all Group policies and procedures. Liaise closely with the Project, Commercial, Engineering/Design and Estimating teams.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Managing projects from inception to completion.
  • Manage multiple projects as required.
  • Develop and implement project schedules.
  • Review, sign-off and implement project Quality plans and procedures.
  • Review, sign-off and implement project EHS Management plans.
  • Management and motivation of project teams.
  • Develop and agree submission and approvals process with client / design consultants.
  • Attend meetings to co-ordinate and ensure project performance at client / project management internal and external meetings.
  • Lead by example and mentor younger engineers.
  • Review all project documents.
  • Procure all plant. Labour and materials.
  • Procure all sub-contract packages.
  • Review and drive the commissioning process.
  • Liaison with Sub-contractor and suppliers to avoid project delays and cost implications.
  • Produce project programmes.
  • Provide monthly project reports for the contract’s manager.
  • Review all H&S documentation in line with current Company procedures and legislation.
  • Be commercially aware and report on all commercial aspects of the project.
  • Review and monitor progress against the project programme.
  • Provide information to the client, contractors, ops team and end user.
  • To be able to review all technical and contractual information and record review comments.
  • Ongoing liaison with design teams and project teams to ensure efficient project performance.
  • Consider cost, safety and time constraints on all projects.
  • Produce procurement documentation.
  • Assist in design and estimations as and when required to maximise all commercial opportunities.
  • Carry out surveys and produce reports if required.
  • Offer alternative engineering solutions to overcome project obstacles.
  • Offer value engineering alternatives.
  • Other duties as required by the Contracts Manager.
  • Ensure that the production of Hazard Identification and risk assessments are carried out in the early stages of the design process and updated as the project progresses.
  • Review risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments as required together with the site manager and manage amendments as required to ensure quality and comprehensiveness.
  • Carry out regular site safety audits and report on observations to the Company management.
  • Chair meetings with the project team regularly to discuss planning and progress and agree programme requirements.
  • Ensure the project is competed to the agreed timescales and manage risk when programme extensions are required.
  • Report progress of the project to the Client, and to the management team during Project Reviews.

Skills and Experience


  • Qualified to at least HNC/D level or have suitable experience in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering and will possess:
  • Experience in managing turnkey projects including construction, HVAC, mechanical and electrical works.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics and healthcare markets is preferred particularly in the construction of laboratories and clean-rooms.
  • Technical knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical services.

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