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Location: Sunderland, North East England, United Kingdom

Operational Change Project Manager

Sunderland, North East England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Role: Operational Change Project Manager

Location: Rainton Bridge
Type: Contract
Rate: Competitive
Hours: 37

Job Purpose:

Project manage operational change projects & manage project staff as required for projects

• Working closely with the operational business SME's, ensure the project is properly supported and resourced and focus is afforded to delivering the project
• Scope, plan and drive identified improvement projects (deliverables, timeline, risk assessments and resource management)
• Effectively estimate and monitor costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful delivery of the project and take action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
• Ensuring that realistic project plans are prepared and maintained and tracking all activities against the plan, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders, as appropriate.
• Identifying, assessing and managing risks to the success of the project.
• Taking appropriate action where performance deviates from agreed tolerances to ensure the project remains on track.
• Actively representing the project team, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained with the business
• Ensuring that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned. Producing appropriate documentation to support these processes.
• Conduct workshops and interviews to map and analyse improvement projects, collecting inputs and requirements from all relevant stakeholders
• Report on project development to key stakeholders and communicate achieved results
• Ensure implementation of new developments (processes, tools, systems, training, handover to operation)
• Manage cross-functional project teams
• Support various improvement initiatives
• Contribute to the development and implementation of a standardised and continually optimised approach for business improvement projects


• Drive business improvement projects within Construction and Service as well as across Operations.
• You will ensure proper project management from scoping through solution development to successful implementation of improvements generated from the project.
• You will continuously support the development and deployment of the concept for business improvement projects in Operations.

Knowledge and Skills:

The candidate will have good project management skills combined with commercial understanding and technical insight, either from the wind industry or from a similar industry. You have at least 3-5 years of experience with project and process management. You have a strong ability to work in and manage development across functions and cultures, navigating easily between a wide range of stakeholders. You have strong analytical skills and a continuous improvement mindset.

• Hold a degree in Engineering, Asset Management, Project Management, Business Administration, Information Technology, , or similar - Preferred
• Have PM certification or training - Essential
• Are structured and systematic - Essential
• Have good implementation and stakeholder management skills - Essential
• Are proactive and self-driven - Essential
• Have strong Microsoft Office skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Projects / Primavera - Essential
• Are a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Essential

• Project Management - Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects from initiation through to implementation. Examples: PRINCE 2, APMP.
• Project Planning and Control - Methods and techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects. Examples: product/work breakdown structures, critical path analysis, earned value, resource analysis, conflict resolution.
• Project Risk Management - The identification, assessment and management of project risks, which could result in time or cost over-runs, or failure to deliver products which are fit for purpose.
• Contract Management - Methods and techniques for managing contracts to ensure that suppliers adhere to agreed contract requirements.
• Change management - supporting the legal and operational teams in identifying and managing change as a result of the project.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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