6 months + with a possibility of going perm
This is a new venture for an expanding hi-tech company in Cambridge who are looking for a Project Manager to come in and take ownership of a range of projects working closely with various in-house technical teams. Traditionally the company have shared project responsibly between engineers but now as a result of a new area they need an established Project Manager to come in and implement procedures, and work closely with engineers to help the company create a more efficient approach to overall project management.
The bulk of the projects will work on principles involving mechanical, electronic, software and optics so the Project Manager will need a background of working closely with R&D on technical products which encompass these core areas. You could expect to run multiple projects at any one time typically with 3 or 4 larger value projects with durations which can vary to potentially as long as 18 months. You will also help to manage various tasks such as ISO processes and meetings and generally making sure that a forward thinking approach is being adopted in relation to project management.
As this is a totally new role for the company the ideal scenario would be to bring a candidate in on a contract basis with a view to potentially going permanent in the future although out and out contractors will also be considered.