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Project Manager

Akton Recruitment are on the lookout for a Project Manager in the Edinburgh area – we are working with a company who is a world leader in subsea wireless automation. They are seeking innovative engineers to join their team to support the design, build and delivery of the latest generation of smart wireless devices and solutions.

This role manages client-facing Development projects. Project Management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope: Agree project deliverables and timescales with the client, identify resources, plan tasks, milestones and risks; monitor and manage progress of tasks towards achieving project goals. Prepare reports for the senior management team. Liaise with the Engineering and R&D managers to resource the project.
The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments and partners to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible
Candidates require a bachelor's degree in a technical, Engineering or other applicable discipline, along with 5+ years of experience managing projects through product development and manufacturing .
Familiarity with concepts in Software, Electrical/Hardware and Mechanical Engineering in a product development environment is also essential, as is experience transferring projects from development into Manufacturing.
  • Assist in the business development/Sales function definition of project, objectives and system architecture, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility - from small engineered-to-order projects to large scale customer programmes
  • Oversee and support Engineering and Project Management estimates, response to project RFP’s and bid proposals
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors/subcontractors
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation matches project needs
  • Develop detailed project plans and schedules against which to monitor and track progress
  • Collaborate with Engineering/R&D leaders to direct project team (System Architects, Software Developers, Electronic & Mechanical Engineers) to achieve project deliverables
  • Work with Engineering/R&D leaders to identify skills gaps and address through hiring, training, outsourcing, etc
  • Manage resource allocation to company targets for capacity and utilization
  • Manage changes to the project lifecycle scope, schedule and costs to maintain budget and on time delivery
  • Measure project performance using appropriate metrics
  • Report and escalate to senior leadership team as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize the impact of project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors/subcontractors
  • Implement and maintain best-in-class project management tools and processes
  • Report progress via regular client meetings
  • Delegate project tasks based on team members’ individual strengths, skills and experience
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Proven working experience in Project Management with Software, Hardware and Mechanical integration requirements
  • Experience in transferring projects from Development into Production
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Project Management Qualification, such as PMP, PRINCE II, Scrum Master or Agile Coach
Preferred Experience
  • Product Development background in a hands-on role (Software/Hardware/Mechanical Engineering)
  • Background knowledge of communication system products
  • Background knowledge of digital systems for Subsea applications
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban, SAFE) and tools
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Company Share Options Scheme
  • 33 days holidays per year (inclusive of public holidays)

If you would like to apply for this role please contact Tom Ellis from Akton Recruitment on 0161 233 0034