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Project Manager - Gateshead or Kettering based

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 on a fixed term contract, assisting us with the management of key brands in the UK. This person will be working in a busy 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

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 management system’s sales order, works order and project drawings are correct and issued to production including clear and concise delivery requirements
  • Track job through production to ensure install date is achieved
  • Ensure all correspondence is filed accurately electronically with visibility for others
  • 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. Report problems encountered, record and action any rectification required raising NCR’s where necessary
  • Ensure any anticipated overspend and/or variations are agreed with the client/contractor in advance of manufacture/installation
  • Undertake site visits as required for scoping meetings, surveys, programme discussions and snagging inspections
  • Ensure that all projects are signed-off to the satisfaction of the client and that these forms are filed within the project file
  • Ensure all invoicing, applications for payment and final accounts are raised on time, accurately and in line with requirements of the PO or contract
  • Ensure all snagging work is completed to the required timescale
  • Ensure that Accounts are fully aware of any invoices or applications being queried, and assist until full payment is received
  • Sign off invoices for payment against purchase order ensuring senior authority is sought where required
  • 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
  • Attend relevant training courses and assist in other duties not normally considered your own as required along with providing departmental holiday cover
  • Understand the relevance and importance of your activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the ISO9001 quality objectives and ISO14001 environmental objectives

Key characteristics should include:

  • Good communication skills with clients, contractors, colleagues, subcontractors and suppliers ensuring a positive working environment for all
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of various standard forms of contract
  • Manufacturing/Engineering or signage background
  • Ability to work under pressure and to use own initiative to get work through
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and extract relevant information from data provided
  • Ability to prioritise workload, schedule works and programme projects
  • Risk Management
  • SMSTS or other Project Management qualification

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.