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Project Manager | Pharma

  • Location

    Stretford, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Management & Executive, Project Supervision & Management

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Davinia Farr

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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1st Step Solutions are currently working with a National Contractor who are looking to recruit a Project Manager to be based in Manchester.

About the Role:
Reporting into the Contracts Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for delivering a range of projects and dealing with sub-contractors as well as third parties. Manage and deliver complex multi-discipline projects successfully and provide engineering expertise to all projects. Implement engineering processes and tools and provide technical assistance to in house and sub-contract labour. Ensure compliance to all policies and procedures. Liaise closely with the Project, Commercial, Engineering/Design and Estimating teams. To build on existing client relationships and form new. This role will be based in the Manchester office with national travel required.

Key Accountabilities:
* Assist with tenders and review construction work proposals form sub-contractors
* Lead and deliver successful projects as part of the operational delivery team, on time and within budget
* Assist in design and estimations as and when required to maximise all commercial opportunities
* 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 management team
* Review all H&S documentation in line with current 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
* Provide technical expertise and lead the project team and develop and maintain a productive efficient working relationships

Key Skills:
* Be qualified to at least HNC/D level or have suitable experience in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering
* 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 cleanrooms
* Technical knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical services, but come from a mechanical background
* A proven track record of delivery within the M&E installation sector up to £6m
* Experience managing multiple site-based team/s
* Clear and confident written and verbal communication skills
* Knowledge and skills to effectively problem solve
* High level of self-motivation, organisational ability, and drive to meet deadlines.
* Commercially aware
* Over 5 years' experience within a Project Manage role
* IT literate and conversant with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Project
* Fully conversant with CDM regulations and able to operate at senior level in fulfilling the role of principal contractor
* Customer focussed and able to communicate at the highest level within client organisations
* CSCS Card - Manager Level
* Construction Knowledge within civils, flooring & building fabric (Desirable)
* NEEBOSH (Desirable)
* IOSH Managing Safely (Desirable)