Project Manager

  • Location: North West
  • Closing date: 31.05.2024
  • Reference: BGEN172474
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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.


Provide project management, engineering, planning and commercial support with the delivery of projects.


Size of projects- range up to £4m

Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare estimates in a logical and precise manner to the highest quality and engineering standards in the required timeframes. To liaise closely with both internal and external suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain competitive quotations and relevant information for the tender document.
  • To carry out thorough take-offs in a manner that will provide as much detail as possible for the purpose of tender reviews prior to tender submission.
  • To positively contribute to profitable performance and assist in financial control of contracts through the application of innovative ways of working and technical solutions. To attend and play an active role in kick-off meetings, site visits, team meetings and tender review meetings with clients, ensuring that information is communicated back to the business and other team members.
  • To manage the effective delivery, from concept stage to handover completion stage, of specified projects to time and cost targets by personal leadership and management of the team.
  • To provide weekly and monthly plans and reports to the client.
  • To maintain a high level of client interaction ensuring relationships are positive at all times.
  • To provide compliance with CDM, SHE and Quality standards on relevant project activities by personal leadership and through members of the team.
  • To maintain and improve customer satisfaction by seeking and responding constructively to feedback.
  • To develop/maintain the project programme with the planner.
  • To assist the site manager with forecasting of labour allocation
  • To assist the QS with project set up, cost allocations and project controls.
  • To procure instrumentation, materials, subcontract orders and management of subcontractors.
  • To provide supervision of design and ensure integration of design requirements across all project disciplines.

Skills Knowledge

Essential Skills

  • The job holder shall possess previous experience of estimating packages of work to the highest standards of quality, engineering and 'best practice' required within the utilities industries.
  • The job holder shall be able to demonstrate effective communication, negotiating and influence skills that enable them to work at all levels within the organisation
  • Good knowledge of Commercial practices, including basic knowledge of the practical application of contract law.
  • High level of computer literacy.

Desirable Skills

  • Good knowledge of Project Management practices.
  • Good knowledge of HSE systems and compliance.
  • Good knowledge of QA systems and compliance.
  • Good knowledge of CDM requirements.
  • Good knowledge of NEC4 Contracts

Special Features

  • Engineering Solutions (ES) is the largest operating division within BGEN and therefore has the most significant effect on sales performance of the Company.
  • ES operates in the highly competitive area of site construction work where profit margins are tight and therefore commercial awareness and control is essential throughout the project execution.
  • Site construction work involves significant compliance requirements, particularly with respect to safety legislation. The job holder must maintain knowledge in this area.
  • ES operates across a wide area of the UK with some teams permanently established at remote locations; therefore the maintenance of effective management and communication processes is very demanding.
  • The job holder must have the ability to assess the quality of User Requirements, Scope, Specification and Design in order to qualify the basis of the estimation
  • The job holder must have a good knowledge of all aspects of contractual arrangements and estimating practice
  • The Department interfaces with all BGEN, Technology, Sales and Marketing, Sites and Clients and therefore the job holder must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • The nature of the incoming workload is unpredictable and usually has imposed deadlines therefore the job holder must possess excellent organisation skills, flexibility and the ability to often work under considerable time pressure.

Job Related Experience

  • Project Management
  • Planning
  • Budget control and estimating
  • Construction site management experience
  • Previous experience of working in the Power and Utilities sector


  • Electrical/electronic Engineering qualifications such as a degree, HNC, ONC or City and Guilds qualifications.

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