Project Manager - Automation
to c£50k neg dep exp + ben

Location: Leicestershire

Description: Experienced automation and robotic systems Project Manager required to join our established and highly respected manufacturing solutions specialist.

Our client can demonstrate almost half a century’s expertise in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke automation and robotic systems, and are regarded by many in the industry as one of the leading automation system solution providers in the whole of the UK. As a result of continued success and a planned programme of strategic growth, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to oversee the activities of a highly professional solutions division and lead the delivery of a range of exciting special purpose machinery based projects ranging from £50k to £1m each.

Tasked with ensuring the successful completion of multiple assigned projects both on time and within budget, you will manage the scope of all projects and control any deviations as necessary, communicating effectively at every stage of the project with the customer and operating as the technical lead for projects to ensure a consistent high standard of machine design through to project delivery.
You will be responsible for the accurate planning of resources to ensure that projects can be completed successfully and will create quotes for and agree upgrades outside of the scope of projects as required, managing the resolution of any issues that may arise at various stages and planning appropriate aftersales support as well as ensuring safe working practices are adhered to and relevant documentation and CE certification are presented to the customer at the handover of each project.
Other responsibilities for this varied and challenging role will include maintaining and updating specifications as necessary, defining and controlling budgets, completing project plans and attaining design approval with full customer agreement, planning and leading internal design reviews to ensure the highest standards of machine design, actively developing and driving product development and standardisation programs across the portfolio of solutions and successfully completing IAT, FAT and SAT on every project machine.
You will approve and handover mechanical and controls BOMs to the purchasing teams and agree dates whilst identifying potential cost savings for manufactured and bought-out items and ensure that customer information and component requirements are clear and arrive on time before arranging the delivery and installation of projects as required.
To be considered for this business-critical position it is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate proven project management skills, and ideally a background that has allowed considerable exposure to PLC control software and multi axis Robotic systems within any manufacturing environment.
An excellent benefits package and genuine scope to progress your career into a management position supervising a team of control software and service engineers is available for the right candidate.