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Assistant Project Manager

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Position: Assistant Project Manager
Location: Warrington
Contract Type: Temporary
Rate Negotiable

Our client has a requirement for an Assistant Project Manager, with an experienced background in Project Management who will be required to work on a temporary contract basis, in Warrington.

Job Description:
The Assistant Project Manager operates in support of Project Managers covering specific project tasks, deputising for the lead Project Manager or sometimes managing non-complex projects under supervision. The Assistant Project Manager is be expected to apply the central project management competencies to a sufficient level. They are unlikely to have full-delegated accountability for project financial, commercial and resource decision-making but may apply these aspects under varying levels of supervision and/or sub project delegation.

Job Role
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
• Deliver key project management functions in support of the overall project delivery, including schedule, financial and risk functions.
• Support the development of accurate and up-to-date financial and schedule estimates to ensure the project is accurately planned and reported.
• Manage the planning, monitor and control of work packages being delivered by other internal and external resources.
• Apply the Business Management System (BMS) appropriately for the project and produce and communicate project-reporting data on Project Controls and Finance systems.
• Undertake aspects of stakeholder management and communications activities are required and support development of stakeholder management plans.

Additional Key Accountabilities:
• Facilitate, develop and agree requirements, project scope and solutions for specific outputs and work packages.
• Develop, monitor and control schedules for packages of work and small projects.
• Forecast costs and monitor and report against budget.
• Maintain project cost and time estimates and ensure regular reviews are undertaken with each discipline to ensure they are accurate.
• Provide under supervision the resource and financial forecast data from the project into the business.
• Manage under supervision the risk process including the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of risks, opportunities and issues.
• Document the scope, schedule, resource requirements, budget, risks, opportunities, issues, quality and HSE requirements for aspects of the project, including in the Project Management Plan.
• Under supervision develop, maintain and plan quality (ie. Scope, requirements and acceptance criteria) aspects for specific project outputs including task orders, supply demand and project documentation.
• Support development of the stakeholder and communication plans and implement specific responsibilities accordingly.
• Support and sometimes lead review meetings for specific aspects of the project, effectively working with stakeholders to plan, monitor and control project functions and outputs.
• Maintain rigorous change control of project data in accordance with the Business Management System (BMS) and Project Management Plan.
• Development and maintenance of Project Assumptions/Exclusions and Dependencies logs.
• Recording of lessons learned in company LFE register.

Key Outputs / Deliverables:
• Project Execution Plan.
• Project Baseline packs.
• Change Register.
• Client Variations/Impact Assessments.
• Risk/Opportunity and Contingency Registers.
• Project Assumptions/Exclusions and Dependencies logs.
• Inputs into Weekly Project Updates.
• Inputs into Monthly Project Reports.
• Formal minutes/actions from key meetings.
• Lessons learned Updates.

Leadership Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating principles, promoting health, safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion.
• Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members, including effective and ongoing communication and feedback.
• Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to deliver on customer promises.

HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Can explain their responsibilities for their own and others health and safety welfare.
• Can explain their safe systems of work and their empowerment to stop work and immediately report to their line manager if they feel that something is unsafe or something is not right.
• Can explain how to report an HSE unsafe act and not walk by.
• Can explain and adhere to all environmental processes and procedures as detailed by the Company.

Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Can locate the instructions for their role within the Quality Management System.
• Can define the quality requirements associated with their tasks and role.
• Can state how their role relates to the Company Strategy.
• Can state who is next in their process (who uses what they create).
• Demonstrates how they have carried out their job correctly (in accordance with Quality requirements).

Continuous Improvement Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Responsible for working with the business unit functional departments to identify and deliver improvements in quality, schedule and cost within the project.
• Identification of Lessons learned back into the business Financial Awareness & Management.
• Can describe why their financial awareness is important to the Company and to support them operating within their role.
• Can explain the processes and practices that apply to their financial aspects of their job and use them as appropriate and required.

Commercial Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Can state how their role contributes to the commercial viability of the site or project.
• Demonstrates awareness by following appropriate procedures and governance.
• Considers the risk or other options if appropriate and discusses with their line manager.
• Seeks involvement of line manager or other internal stakeholders for any business improvement ideas that will improve commercial viability of all activities.

Essential Experience / Qualifications / Skills:
• Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.
• Application of core project management techniques.
• Ideally recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector.
• Ideally awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc.).
• Awareness of Engineering principles and common project challenges.

• A bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field (or equivalent).
• APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) (previously APMP) working towards Chartered Project Professional (ChPP).

Key Technical Skills:
Practised (applies the competence under supervision, primarily in non-complex situations, has a working knowledge of, and can describe, the competence) in the following APM competencies:
• Procurement - The ability to secure the provision of resource needed for projects from internal and external providers.
• Requirements Management - Uses negotiation and influencing skills to arrive at agreed schedule of requirements including agreed success criteria.
• Solution Development – The ability to determine the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of the project initiative’s objectives and constraints.
• Schedule Management – The process for developing, baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project.
• Resource Management – the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc.) required to implement the programme.
• Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget.
• Risk, opportunity and issue management – Risk and opportunity identification techniques and the ongoing management and control techniques throughout the project.
• Consolidated Planning – consolidate and document the fundamental components of the programme: scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities/issues, and quality and HSE requirements.
• Quality Management – The ability to develop, maintain and apply quality management processes for the project outputs.
• Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders, and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them.
• Reviews – The ability to establish and manage reviews at the appropriate points, which will inform the governance of the project, by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies and continuing relevance.
• Change Control – the features of a rigorous change control process, and how to establish, implement and maintain a change control process.

BPSS Security Clearance will be required.

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Assistant Project Manager’s looking for new employment.

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