Project Manager

  • Location: Scotland
  • Closing date: 31.05.2024
  • Reference: BGEN171098
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  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security

Project Manager

BGEN are one of the UK's largest multidisciplinary design and build contractors with over 100 years of industry experience. With expertise in supporting blue chip clients in the Water, Power & Energy, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries they are at the forefront of value-added engineering.

As a leading engineering firm driving the energy transition in the UK, BGEN have developed a culture to promote personal development and ensure employee safety.


To undertake the management of projects within the Technology SBU.


Based at our Grangemouth office with a requirement to travel to our client and partners' offices as well as our client's sites across the UK.


Projects ranging in size from £250K to £15m.Volume of projects approximately £1.5m to £5m per year, typically up to 15 projects within portfolio. Portfolio of projects will range from off-site build and installation of LV assemblies, through to multi year migration and electrical installations.


The job holder will report to the Operations Manager.

The job holder will also engage the support of other staff such as Project Coordinators, Engineers, Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Buyers, etc in addition to close liaison with other Project Managers, Key Account Managers and other internal staff and clients as necessary to effectively execute the function.

The job holder will also liaise with other BGEN Ltd SBUs as required to deliver Group opportunity projects.

The job holder will work on MEICA contracts/projects, typically involving mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation systems.

The job holder may be required to mentor junior/assistant staff, Project Coordinators or Administrators.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery

Complete typical project management tasks such as creating detailed programmes, issuing Early Warnings, costing and submitting Variations, forecasting, etc

Assume project management responsibility for all projects within portfolio, this will require the completion of the following:

-Monitor the overall commercial performance of the project, maintaining accurate cost-to-complete forecasts and raising awareness of threats in relation to excessive additional costs, delays or margin depletion.

-In relation to change, evaluate any project early warnings, compensation events and/or variations (or any similarly defined issues) and communicate them to the client and delivery teams.

-Highlight any project risks or delays and communicate these to all stakeholders.

-Communicate programme and progress both with internal stakeholders and the client, primarily by means of project programmes and/or other commercial and engineering updates, ensuring these are up-to-date and relevant.

-Communicate regularly with the engineering design and manufacturing teams to ensure projects are progressing as expected.

-Ensure the project is delivered while adhering to BGEN Technology quality procedures.

-Ensure that project design reviews are carried out.

Work with the Project Coordinators or Administrators to support them in completing routine administrative tasks that have been assigned to them.

For assigned projects, ensure all engineering design, manufacturing and installation teams are clear on the scope and programme of works and its technical content. Ensure they are made aware of any changes to these requirements in a timely manner and address and consequential impacts to the client in terms of costs or programme.

Be the main point of client contact for assigned projects and ensure any significant issues (e.g. delays or cost impacts) are escalated to the Key Account Managers or Operations Manager.


Support the Key Account Manager on new project bids and quotes, such as through identifying the requirements for project management or administration resources and costs and assisting to define programmes required to complete works in accordance with the client's expected timescales.

Working with support of the Quantity Surveyor, ensure all contractual obligations are met across all assigned projects. This will involve ensuring formal communications both to and from the client are dealt with in accordance with the contract terms and timescales, invoicing is timely, and that change is managed correctly.

Support the wider commercial and technical management needs of the business through:

(a)Providing regular monthly summary progress reports across all projects, highlighting technical progress and commercial performance and detailing any changes;

(b)Ensuring all project commercial data is up-to-date as required, at least monthly;

(c)Escalate significant commercial issues or risks to the Project Managers or KAM in a timely manner.

Health and Safety

Assume full responsibility for the fulfilment of the requirements of CDM Principal Contractor and Designer.

Develop Health and Safety related documentation for site works associated with assigned projects, such as ensuring Risk Assessments and Method Statements are prepared, completed, checked, and issued.

For allocated projects, ensure a suitable responsible person is assigned to oversee site activities and is fully aware of their site works scope and responsibilities.

Escalate and Health and Safety related issues to the Operations Manager without delay.

Attend client sites as necessary to review job progress and ensure packages of work are signed off by the client's Project Managers.

Complete periodic site safety inspections (typically once per quarter).

Skills Knowledge

Essential Skills

  • Good planning, organisational and time management skills.
  • Must be positive, approachable, willing and helpful.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project.
  • Ability to act on own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation.

Special Features

  • Must be commercially aware.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • An appreciation of electrical installations and control systems including, but not limited to, control panels/MCCs, PLC, SCADA, instrumentation is preferred.
  • The job holder shall have a willingness to undertake an annual performance 1 to 1 review, to attend and have an active participation in all internal and external training courses.


  • ONC/HNC/Degree in electrical, measurement or control engineering or related discipline.
  • Good basic education particularly in English language and grammar.
  • Project Management skills, APM or Prince 2 practitioner preferred.
  • SSSTS/SMSTS and CDM principal contractor qualifications and/or experience preferred.

Job Related Experience

Minimum 2 years experience as a Project Manager within a medium or large organisation, or 4 years as an Assistant Project Manager or similar role.

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