Project Manager

  • Role Type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 14/12/2023

Job Description

Project leadership of projects increasing in complexity.

Responsible for delivering on-time, on-budget with quality to achieve high levels of Customer satisfaction

 Being the Customer interface for the project, establishing strong and effective Customer relationships. This will include leading project reviews, creation and management of medium complexity timing plans and minutes, some guidance may be required

 Provide Customer support through the program lifecycle including Aftersales. Preparing for and leading quarterly Customer reviews. Can prioritise stakeholder needs and issues and respond quickly

 Daily interface with Operations to ensure repeatable on time delivery of project deliverables

 Ensuring projects are delivered in adherence with Ricardo’s internal project management policies and procedures, identifying opportunities for improvement.

 Leading preparation of basic Customer proposals (scope of work, timing, costs) with good accuracy including creation and issuing of price books.

 Managing and monitoring project scope and leading customer negotiations on change, for medium complexity cases. Reviews proposed changes and makes a recommendation

 Reporting commercial / financial / project health to senior members of the management team, some support may be required. 

Be able to lead a cross functional team (though not directly reporting to you) to deliver Customer needs. Provides clear direction and responsibilities, delegating tasks and decisions as appropriate and assuming accountability for work delegated to others

 Be able to demonstrate good leadership skills alongside some technical knowledge / expertise  

 Depending on the project timings, some travel may be required outside of UK.

 100% office based at Midlands Technical Centre, Leamington Spa 

 Automotive experience, preferably motorsport drive train experience

 Engineering degree or equivalent experience

 Good working knowledge of MS Office, including MS Project

 Good stakeholder management & communication

 Aptitude for logical, methodical problem-solving using techniques such as 8D etc 

 APM member, ideally at full level or working towards it or similar 
  Able to demonstrate continuous learning throughout their career 
  Good working knowledge of MRP/ERP Systems 

Without guidance, identifies the most appropriate approach to problem solving routine problems with cost / time constraints, identifies alternative approaches.

 Have good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills

 Ensures that necessary actions are undertaken to comply with contract terms and escalates promptly when necessary

 Be able to demonstrate 3+ years of successful complex project management experience