Cornelsen is the UKs leading specialist supplier of Systems, Technologies, Products and Services for the Soil and Groundwater Remediation and Industrial Treatment/Filtration sectors. Our client sites include the major petrochemicals, pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as the civil engineering, industrial and construction sectors. We are recognised by our clients for excellence in our service and products, with particular regard to process design and safety.
As a Project Manager you will assume responsibility for overseeing one or several projects. You will ensure that the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and that the different interests involved are satisfied. This role includes a high level of client interaction and you will be expected to ensure that the client’s interests are paramount.
You will report to the Senior Project Manager and, on a day to day basis, you will interface regularly with both him/her and the Operations Manager as well as individual Service Engineers who may be undertaking site activities on your projects. The Operations Manager is responsible for all site activities and the service engineering team. Prioritisation of activities will be decided by the Senior Project Manager subject to advice given to him by the Project Manager(s) and staff/time made available by the Operations Manager.
This is a demanding role and you will be highly self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a close team. You will have an interest in developing innovative technologies whilst seeking to further progress the technical strength of the Company and maintain our leading position amongst our competitors.
You will have an interest in design and specification and to learn the various technologies of soil and groundwater remediation including in-situ thermal technologies, chemical oxidation, bioremediation, vacuum and pumping techniques, and variety of groundwater pumping and water treatment technologies.
During the course of your normal work, significant travelling and overnight stays may be required predominantly, but not exclusively, within the UK and Ireland. You will be provided with a company credit card to be used for company purposes including the hotels, travel and subsistence.
Responsibilities cover all aspects of a project from inception to completion including the following:
- Estimation and quotations;
- Negotiating and contract evaluation
- Developing a work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
- Defining project objectives and timelines together with the Management and Operations team;
- Identifying the resources required for the project (time, personnel, materials);
- Developing a project schedule together with the Operations team;
- Subcontractor and supplier selection and management;
- Defining the measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
- Logistical management of project activities and deliverables;
- Processing the necessary forms and records to document project activities ;
- Ensuring that quality standards are maintained;
- Establishing a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
- Preparation of Health and Safety documentation;
- Preparation of Environmental Permit Site Deployment Forms – and interaction with the Environment Agency permitting team as may be required;
- Monitoring the progress of the project and making adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project;
- Reviewing the project schedule with Management and Operations that will be affected by the project activities, revise schedule as required;
- Reviewing the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards;
- Embracing the IT resources to keep track of people and progress;
- Project financial management and invoicing.
- Ensuring that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality;
- Evaluating the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
This job role will be based in our office on the southwest side of Bristol.
University Degree in a subject relevant to the contaminated land sector or water treatment sector
Key Personal Attributes
- ETHICS: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation;
- COMMUNICATION: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques;
- CREATIVITY/INNOVATION: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organisation and to create new opportunities;
- TEAMWORK: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness;
- LEADERSHIP: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation;
- DECISION MAKING: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation;
- ORGANISATION: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities;
- PLANNING: Determine strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results;
- PROBLEM SOLVING: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
- 4 to 5 years planning and/or project management experience
- An engineering background or experience is desirable
- An understanding of organic and inorganic chemistry
- Word Processing, spreadsheets, email etc
- Project planning software experience would be beneficial
- CAD and Coreldraw experience would be beneficial
- Driving license
- Project Managers usually work in an office environment but the purpose of the project may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.
- Project Managers work a standard work week but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to meet project milestones.
In time you may also be expected to contribute to:
- Conceptual design, technical design and equipment specification;
- Supervision of installation and commissioning as may be required;
- On-going system performance management and fault diagnosis;