Forward Assist Recruitment

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Our client is one of the UK’s largest and most capable independent systems integrators, with an approach to design and innovation that sets them apart. Working in collaboration with the sales, service, and commercial functions, you will effectively manage a range of implementation projects from inception through to close-out to agreed quality, time and cost criteria. Projects will vary in size and scope so you should be equally comfortable and effective working as lead or part of a larger project team.


Their clients come from four distinct sectors: high security (government, CNI, utilities etc), police, local government and commercial. You should therefore be prepared to work within any or all of these markets although you may have built your experience to date primarily in one area. Given the size and nature of the clients they support, you will be able to demonstrate construction industry contracting practices (NEC3/4 /JCT frameworks) and will have strong project planning and resource management skills. Importantly, you will be able to interface with a wide range of people from senior client representatives to suppliers, to other contracting organisations.


Your main activities will be the management of on-site installation and commissioning engineering resources to achieve the in-scope contracted requirements and the development and maintenance of an agreed schedule of works with the client and other contracting parties.



Delivery of assigned projects to agreed quality, time and cost criteria.
Management of multiple projects in a matrix organisation environment.
Lead the assigned project team to achieve successful project outcomes.
Development and maintenance of project scope definitions, plans and schedules, including the identification of resource requirements.
Identification and management of project risks (threats and opportunities).
Management of change – technical and commercial.
Preparation and delivery of management/progress reports to senior management and clients (as appropriate), to agreed schedules.
Identification of recover plans in event of adverse project variances to recover project predicted outturn.
Preparation of purchase requisitions to procure materials for projects managed.
Providing support to ‘business winning’ team, as required



3+ years’ experience successfully managing multiple projects in multi-client environments with significant client-facing exposure.
Experience of ‘mid technology’ companies (SMEs) – experience of security / telecoms / electronics /technology industries advantageous.
Good grounding in project management principles (i.e. APM Level ’D’, preferred, PMI, PRINCE2 Practitioner) with formal life cycle management experience.
Excellent commercial awareness – knowledge of JCT/NEC3/4 Contract frameworks advantageous.
Ability to develop appropriate relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills in written, spoken and through presentations.
“Can do” attitude.
Demonstrable commitment to developing others to raise the capabilities and performance of the business.
Good IT skills – proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project as a minimum.



Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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