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Project Manager - Control Systems

Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hounslow, UK

Job Type

Technical & Engineering


Office / Onsite / Home

About the Role

£50,000 - £55,000/annum To assist in providing organisation, technical planning support, Commercial support and management of numerous live projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Initially. the successful applicant will be required to project manage at Gatwick Airport whilst assisting in the planning and financial reporting of a project at Heathrow, working under the direct supervision of a Senior Project Manager.

As Project Manager, you will be required to assist or manage delivery of airfield ground lighting projects primarily from the Heathrow office. These projects will be electrically biased and will include the following elements: system software configuration modifications, HMI mimic design, PLC programming, Procurement of hardware, hardware design, verification & factory acceptance testing

Supporting the Heathrow engineering team based in Lutterworth, Warrington & Heathrow to provide front end customer facing engineering solutions.

Be the ongoing contact between airport stakeholders and the company's senior management team for allocated projects and an assistant on others based on workload.

Primarily based at Heathrow, (although travel to the other offices is an essential requirement), you will be required to provide day to day management, including project forecasts and business reporting of allocated airfield ground lighting control system projects.

Assist the Senior PM and Engineering Director in production of monthly stock and WIP analysis so will require MS project or P6 knowledge so that future project management can be cost and time tendered for better project reporting and cost control.

Assist and/or lead in the preparation of pre-qualification documents, quotations and tender returns as required for the Business Unit.

Ensure the allocated project work is delivered in accordance with the objectives of the company's HS & W policy as detailed in the company’s Health, Safety and Welfare manual.


Skills & Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience of successfully managing Engineering Projects and Project Teams to deadlines and on budget

  • A demonstrable track record of continuous improvement in an engineering environment

  • Customer focussed background with evidence of building effective relationship both internally and externally

  • Demonstrable project management skills i.e. MS Project or P6

  • Experience of successfully leading and developing multi level teams and individuals in an Engineering environment

  • Proven experience in Control System Engineering environment

  • A highly effective communicator with well developed presentation skills

  • A proven ability to influence and negotiate effectively at all levels

  • A self starter with the ability to work under own initiative and have the ambition to develop further within the Company structure

  • Sufficient Excel skills to assist in production of invoice requests, cash flow planning.


  • MBA in Business Studies

  • Desirable but not essential - Honors Degree or above

  • Chartered Engineer / Member of IET

Technical Knowledge:

  • MS Word

  • MS Excel

  • MS Project

  • Primavera P6

  • Commercial Reporting tools

  • Project management process,  Prince, PMS etc

  • Organised and systematic approach to work planning


Personal Requirements:

  • Clean Driving

  • No unspent convictions (CRB Check)

  • Ability to work across company's UK sites

  • Ability to travel overseas (desirable)

  • Valid visa to UK/EU National

About the Company

This is an amazing opportunity to join one of only four companies in the world that offer the services of our client. There may be the opportunity for global travel and also to work alongside and learn from the very best engineers in the trade. Skills that you wouldn't necessarily gain elsewhere due to the niche market our client works within so effectively you'd always be in demand!

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