Assistant Project Manager
Assistant Project Manager – Engineering
To £50k - £55k Base + Bonus + Bens
My client is one of the most prestigious names in engineering. They are a world class company with an engineering pedigree that extends over a hundred years. Currently investing millions of pounds in new UK facilities and infrastructure, they now wish to hire an Assistant Project Manager to assist in the management of multiple projects and provide project support to a multi-billion pound programme.
The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a wide range of concurrent engineering and development projects as well as providing support into the overall programme. He or she will provide project governance and control including monitoring, control and reporting of performance against schedule and contract. In addition, the Assistant Project Manager will become involved in managing risk and risk mitigation issues and will help to identify opportunities for reducing exposure to risks. The Assistant Project Manager will interface with a complex set of stakeholders, both internally and externally, and the role will demand good customer interfacing skills. UK wide travel will be required and also there is the possibility of international travel. It is anticipated that the Assistant Project Manager will progress into a full project management role in due course.
The successful candidate will probably, but not essentially, be educated to degree level and ideally will have formal project management training either though the APM or PRINCE 2. He or she will be able to demonstrate the ability to support the delivery of complex engineering programmes and to keep several plates spinning at once. No specific sector experience is required but applicants with backgrounds in aviation, transport, rail, automotive, defence or petrochemicals would probably have the appropriate experience. Strong interpersonal skills are essential as is a flexible attitude and strong team working ethos.