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Project Manager - Gateshead

Astley is an award winning UK company, providing complete signage & graphics solutions from concept design, through to final installation.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our busy team, assisting us with the management of key brands in the UK. This person will be working in a projects team, assisting the Accounts Manager with management of client work through the design, manufacture, delivery and installation stages in full compliance with the clients’ order while minimising all risk to the business. Applying both contractual and commercial awareness to all projects you will ensure they are delivered on time to client expectations within the prescribed quality and cost restraints.

The client will ideally be based in the North East but remote working will be considered.

Role and responsibilities to include: 

  • Attend hand-over meetings of new projects initiated at the start of each new order to ensure clear understanding by relevant staff and departments of the requirements necessary to complete the project within the contractually required cost, quality and time constraints and to the complete satisfaction of the customer
  • Be aware of all agreed contractual obligations and responsibilities and ensure that these are disseminated to relevant people
  • Be aware and manage company obligations under CDM
  • Ensure our internal ERP system, project drawings are correct and issued to production including clear and concise delivery requirements
  • Ensure commercial awareness is applied at all times; that works are completed within budget to maximise profit by managing on site labour and following procurement procedures
  • Raise orders for access equipment and any specialist equipment. Taking the lead with the Commercial Department in placing orders for sub-contract parts and track progress / delivery
  • Ensure appropriate structural, foundation and fixing details have been obtained where necessary to ensure design and BS EN 1090 requirements and liabilities are met
  • Prepare and issue to client and relevant installation staff, full Risk Assessment, Method Statement and Lifting Plan documents and compile required Operation and Maintenance Manuals
  • Liaise with Installation Engineers as work progresses on site and liaise with client/contractor to resolve any issues occurring.
  • Undertake site visits as required for scoping meetings, surveys, programme discussions and snagging inspections
  • Ensure all invoicing, applications for payment and final accounts are raised on time, accurately and in line with requirements of the PO or contract
  • Carry out on site audits of Installers and Sub-Contractors while visiting installation sites
  • Lead by example and TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for the projects you are managing
  • Be aware of and ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations at all times
  • Assist Account Managers, Sales team and Installation Supervisor as required to ensure smooth delivery of client requirements
  • Understand the relevance and importance of your activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the ISO9001 quality objectives and ISO14001 environmental objectives 

Essential requirements for the role:

At least 3 year’s experience in project management or suitable work experience of a similar nature. We expect the candidate to be able to demonstrate strong organisation and communication skills and have experience with managing contracts and team on site. Willingness and flexibility to be able to travel across the UK from time to time to visit site-locations.

Essential Skills for the role:

  1. Strong work ethic and self-motivation to deliver to deadlines.
  2. Evidence of ability to work effectively with individuals from various backgrounds and cultures
  3. Proven experience of effectively organising team tasks and self-ownership of projects
  4. Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to deliver against tight deadlines

Desirable for the role:

  1. Qualifications in project management or a similar field
  2. Signage experience

If you think you are qualified for this role and would like to apply, please send your current CV and overview lettter to careers@astley-uk.com.

Astley provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. All applications will be reviewed on receipt. Due to the volume of job applications we may receive however, should no response be received within 14 days of your application, please regard this as your application not being progressed further.