Project Manager


£32K + Benefits


Bluefin Recruitment is working with a manufacturing company based in Derby who are looking to appoint a Project Manager. The Project Manager will report to the Engineering Manager and will ensure bespoke solutions are developed to support customers’ needs and requirements.


The Role:

Using your own initiative you will develop and maintain working relationships with both customer contacts and other internal departments. You will utilise these relationships and work together to ensure that all new design projects and recurring production orders are meeting or exceeding all customer expectations in terms of quality, delivery and cost.

This could involve the coordination of designs with our design engineers, the production of prototypes with manufacturing, the preparation of a financial proposal, writing processes, standard operating procedures and risk assessments or anything else that is required to ensure that the project is successful.

You must be very organised and assertive to ensure that the project is progressed in line with the project plan which includes the monitoring of the projects actions, budget and risks.


Main responsibilities:

  • Manage Project Team
  • Coordinate internal resources
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of the project scope and objectives and ensure technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Perform risk analysis and implement appropriate mitigation actions
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Carry out engineering studies: pricing, response to tenders
  • Management of logistics projects (answer RFQs, projects start…)
  • Perform data extractions for creation of indicators, reporting …
  • Monitor and report on cost saving initiatives



  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in mechanical engineering
  • Logistics background beneficial
  • Excellent customer facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the complete Microsoft Office
  • PRINCE II certification is a plus.


Financial awareness will be an advantage. The key to being successful in this role is your ability to build long term working relationships therefore being able to demonstrate this is essential.


If this role sounds of interest please send your CV to Rob Atkins at Bluefin Recruitment. Bluefin Recruitment is acting as an agency on behalf of this client.


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