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Senior Project Manager


Great opportunity for a Senior Project Manager

Permanent position based in the Chesterfield area

Responsible for the Commercial and Technical success of all projects within their portfolio.

Provide leadership to project and engineering teams and drive a culture with the highest standards for Health and Safety and Compliance.

The person should have extensive experience of managing Automation, Engineering and multidiscipline projects and have proven experience managing project teams and other Project/Package Managers.

Roles and Responsibility

  • Responsibility for a project {Commercially/Contractually}. Work closely with the Management team and Head of Projects on all commercial and contractual aspects for their allocated projects.
  • Responsibility for a project {Technically}. Work closely with the Engineering Team and Management Team to ensure that the solution provided is of minimum cost whilst being technically acceptable and in accordance with the client specifications. Maintenance of ongoing customer relationships.

Primary Objectives

  • Health and Safety – Personal Safety is the number one objective.
  • Achieve overall project budgetary requirements
  • Overall responsibility for complete technical delivery of nominated projects
  • Overall technical and team management for nominated projects
  • Maximise opportunities within allocated projects (variations, savings)
  • Maximise business development opportunities with existing customers
  • Manage the customer
  • Ensure all contractual obligations are met.
  • Manage Company Resource with other Project Managers and Head of Projects.


Functions will typically include but not be limited to the following:

  • Health and Safety. This is of paramount importance to the business. Personal Safety is the number one objective. Leadership is essential. Ensure that you work closely with the Health and Safety Team and ensure all projects and personnel are operating fully in accordance with the Company Health and Safety processes and procedures.
  • Schedule Management - Develop and maintain the schedule/programme. Where applicable work with Planners to ensure effective Project control.
  • Commercial Management – Achieve and better overall project budgetary requirements. Manage procurement and invoicing to ensure a favourable cash flow for the company for financial maintenance. Where applicable work with QS and Cost Engineers to ensure effective Project control.
  • Contract Management – Manage and execute the project to the contract, maximising revenue and financial performance. Recognise and maximise variation opportunities and commercially manage contract variations.
  • Technical Management – Be responsible in all aspects for the Technical Delivery of the Project.
  • Customer Management – Be the prime customer contact for Technical and Commercial issues and ensure that the customer is both kept informed and under control by maintaining a pro-active approach at all times.
  • Sub-contract management
  • Develop commercial specifications for sub contract works.
  • Development of technical specifications for sub-contracted works and the management of the works such that the requisite delivery timescales and quality standards are achieved.
  • Risk Management – Work closely with the Management Team to identify risks, consequences and mitigating actions in order to remove risks as quickly as possible (Liquidated Damages, tight delivery periods, etc.)
  • Internal Reporting - Submission of Monthly Progress Reports to the Head of Projects. Where applicable report to the monthly Project Board, Presentation, understanding and explanation of EV, CPI, SPI and S-Curve data.
  • Strategy Development - In conjunction with the Management Team further develop the strategy for maximising the commercial returns on the project. To be undertaken at outset of Project.
  • Planning - In conjunction with the Management Team identify the obligations, both in terms of activities and timescales, of all parties - client, project staff, non-project staff & sub-contractors - involved in the delivery of the project.
  • Scope Management - Ensure that no additional element of scope is engineered unless there is a commercial benefit in the form of savings or an increase in overall order value.
  • Multidiscipline Team Management – Management of multiple disciplines including Automation, Functional Safety and other Engineering disciplines, Control Panel Manufacture and E&I Installation. Ensure that team members are provided with the requisite task definitions, information and tools to perform the allocated tasks.
  • Quality Management - Define and manage the quality objectives for the project, ensuring that they are appropriate to the client and project.
  • Sales/Proposals - Report sales and business development opportunities for the sales/proposals department to follow-up. Work with and provide assistance to Sales/Proposals department to provide expertise to opportunities.
  • Resource Management. Manage company resource with assistance from the Management Team and Head of Projects to ensure all engineers are utilised productively at all times, and customer demands are met.
  • Deputise for the Head of Projects – Stand in for the Head of Projects. For example manage the Project Management team, attend departmental meetings, forecasting and reporting requirements for the department in the event that the Head of Projects is unavailable. In addition, for the right candidate the role has the potential for expansion over time, as our organisation strives towards its ambitious targets for growth and success.
  • Extensive experience providing Health and Safety and Compliance leadership to project teams.
  • 10+ years experience of delivering engineering projects in a the following industries:

Nuclear (Defence/decommissioning)

Food and Beverage





    • Strong leadership & influencing skills
    • Extensive experience of directly managing multidiscipline project teams
    • Extensive experience managing a portfolio of projects
    • Experience of working with QS, Planners and other project controls.
    • Experience of managing other Project/Package Managers.
    • Managing Customer interface and relationship
    • Experience of contract management and forms of contract including:
      • NEC3/4
      • MF1
      • Bespoke
      • CDM 2015
    • Excellent knowledge of managing all main project phases i.e. front end, detailed design, construction & commissioning phases
    • Experience and familiarity with Project and Business software including MS Project, Primavera P6 and SAP.
  • HNC/HND in a relevant Engineering Discipline
  • APMP (PMQ) or equivalent

Membership to the IET/APM or other suitable professional body

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business