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Installation Project Leader

Ref: LRA168
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000pa
Location: Middlesbrough
Closing Date:

Job Description

Fixed Term - 18 months

Our client is a leading innovation lead organisation with a number of key facilities across the UK. In line with strategic investment plans, they are now looking to appoint a talented Asset Installation Project Manager on a fixed term basis to oversee the delivery of a new industrial plant within an established operational footprint here in the North East.

The Role

The role will oversee from a client side perspective, the safe engineering, design and construction of the new industrial plant facilities, and will deliver the completed plant to the Business Unit Director for ongoing operation and reliability.


• To take a lead on the construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance testing and handover phases of the project to instigate operational success.
• To ensure all construction activities are delivered safely and with due regard to the environmental impact.
• To ensure the construction programme is delivered in accordance with the overall project plan such that key project milestones are achieved.
• To ensure all contractors and sub-contractors are engaged under existing procurement terms and conditions and to report back on contractor performance, including signing off on contractor work delivery to allow for invoice payment.
• To comply with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), quality and best practice requirements in delivering the plant.
• To comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and assume the role of Principle Contractor on behalf of the business.
• To maintain all project documentation (including construction related drawings, action logs, defect registers etc.) to facilitate safe and timely handover of the project for ongoing operations.
• To proactively monitor the quality of the installation and promptly highlight any deviations from specification or good practice to enable corrective actions.
• To actively engage in hazard studies / SRA studies and discussions, as appropriate to project execution.
• To take ownership in reporting upon and agreeing weekly workplans with line manager, project manager and other relevant stakeholders.
• To manage ongoing snagging reviews of construction activities to ensure quality of the final facility.
• To undertake regular EHS toolbox talks with the construction team to maintain a safe working ethos.
• To report accidents, incidents, learning events utilising the provided systems and infrastructure, and to participate in EHS investigations, audits, safety tours and inspections in order to encourage safe working, good housekeeping and environmental performance.
• To lead and manage the overall safe systems of work throughout all phases, including managing the Permit to Work system for the construction site and wider FM.
• To maintain the CDM Health and Safety file.
• To manage the construction personnel performance.
• To procure, in a timely fashion, contract services and resources necessary to enable the delivery of project activities on schedule and within budget.
• To regularly report on project construction safety, project progress and cost management.
• To agree and oversee the facility performance plan to baseline the technical performance at the point of handover.
• To oversee and manage the Regulatory audits and resultant findings to ensure the facility achieves compliance to it’s objectives.
• To assist with development of project activity planning, resource scheduling and cost budgeting as necessary to aid the successful delivery of the project.
• To manage the post handover phase, including resolution of all outstanding snags, including documentation, in agreement with the Business Unit Director.
• To proactively manage innovative engineering solutions throughout the construction phase to support and improve the Business unit objectives.
• To work closely with the dedicated operations team and their clients and customers to understand implications on and of the project, attending planning meetings as required.

The Candidate

• Candidates should hold a recognised engineering qualification in a relevant subject to at least HNC level, but ideally will be degree qualified.
• Will posses relevant industrial project management experience at a senior level, including delivery of at least one mulit-million pound industrial construction project, ideally in a Regulated environment.
• Will possess significant, technical expertise in equipment engineering as well as a compelling evidence of complex technical problem solving.
• Will exhibit professional mastery of principles and practices in equipment engineering gained through career to date in the area of specialism.
• Have proven record of delivering complex engineering projects including elements of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering in a highly regulated environment.
• Can demonstrate evidence of building knowledge sharing and network building practice across teams.
• Can provide examples of actively building cross-team and business unit collaboration to achieve desired results, particularly around equipment improvement of reliability and performance
• Actively participates in diverse or complex technical activities where it is necessary to use own initiative and judgement.