Engineering Project Manager

SEaB Energy

  • Full Time

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As part of a dynamic, multi-skilled and small team, your role is to ensure that our engineering projects are delivered on time, within budget and exceeding scope and delivery expectations. You will primarily work from home, with a requirement to attend customer sites, globally. Initially primarily managing technology R&D and equipment/product design projects, you will also support the installation and commissioning of the equipment by providing project planning and management to the client and to the installation and commissioning teams. You will develop and manage the company’s project management processes, identify and implement appropriate project management tools, and identify and engage with new suppliers and partner organisations to promote and support company growth.

  • Create, document and maintain the processes required to ensure excellence in project delivery in R&D, product development, engineering, and equipment installations.
  • Co-ordinate and direct technical and engineering projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Manage grant funded projects, such as Horizon2020, InnovateUK and others, including submitting reports via grant-providers’ platforms and providing updates/meeting with grant officers.
  • Prepare and present project status and financial reports to senior management team.
  • Prepare project status reports and financial reports for board of directors’ meetings.
  • Communicate courteously with colleagues, customers and other project stakeholders by telephone, email, letter and face to face.
  • Review, manage and ensure compliance with project contracts.
  • Keep accurate records of discussions or correspondence with stakeholders.
  • Provide design input and feedback for R&D projects.
  • Provide operational support to colleagues, sales agents and clients during and after the sales process.
  • Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals and tender request responses.
  • Comply with company and site-specific Health & Safety policies and Codes of Practice, including the development and implementation of Risk Assessments, Safe Working Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Participate in HAZID, HAZOP and DSEAR efforts for new designs and changes to existing designs.
  • Complete paperwork and producing reports diligently.
  • Adhere to all statutory regulations, and SEaB Energy policies and procedures.
  • Protect, at all times, the confidentiality of information handled within the remit of the post.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role managing engineering projects (mechanical, electrical, process & industrial controls, software).
  • Formal project management training (e.g. bachelor’s degree, PRINCE2, APM, Agile).
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Significant hands-on experience of industrial installation, commissioning, and maintenance activities.
  • Ability to work dynamically and adapt to changing business priorities.
  • Solid leadership skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Sound experience of cross-cultural working.
  • Able to work unsupervised, function as part of a team, and build/lead a team.
  • Experience of working within a compliance driven environment.
  • Good Computer skills (MacOS, MS Office, ERP, G-Suite, Cloud-based tools, etc.).
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work to achieve project plan targets whilst remaining flexible, not easily distracted or diverted from key priorities.
  • A team player; willing to participate in other areas to support colleagues as required, willing to handle waste as needed.
  • Willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as needed (occasionally for extended periods).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Permanent right to work in the UK or EU.
Ideal Candidate:
  • Technical experience within the Anaerobic Digestion industry.
  • Experience with grant-funded projects (e.g. Horizon2020, InnovateUK).
  • Fluency in a second language.
  • Experienced in working within renewable energy or oil and gas.
  • Has an understanding of the challenges faced by an SME/ start-up organisation.
  • Has an appreciation of the value of renewable and alternative energy.
  • Right to work in the EU/UK.
  • Right to work in the US.
Reports to: Head of Engineering