Engineering Project Manager

Engineering Project Manager

Job Title: Engineering Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: VM3256
Contact Name: Vincent Mackay
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2020 10:28

Job Description

Job Title: Engineering Project Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: DOE

If you’re an Engineering Project Manager looking to showcase your talent in a well-established, market leader in IoT Technologies then you need to speak with my client before it’s too late.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting industries on a global scale. It enables a step-change in the way we organise, from work practices and leisure activities through to how industry is run. At the same time, we face many challenges relating to our environment, and it is accepted that we cannot continue using the planet’s resources in the way we have been doing since the previous industrial revolution. IoT technologies are widely regarded as key to delivering the improvements needed for environmental protection, for society and for industry. While progress of the IoT revolution has been impressive, to date it has been unable to address the oceans and the underground environment – this company has begun to change this already!

This role manages client-facing Development projects. Project Management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope: Agree project deliverables and timescales with the client, identify resources, plan tasks, milestones and risks; monitor and manage progress of tasks towards achieving project goals. Prepare reports for the senior management team. Liaise with the Engineering and R&D managers to resource the project.



  • Assist in the business development/Sales function definition of project, objectives and system architecture, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility - from small engineered-to-order projects to large scale customer programmes
  • Oversee and support Engineering and Project Management estimates, response to project RFP’s and bid proposals
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors/subcontractors
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation matches project needs
  • Develop detailed project plans and schedules against which to monitor and track progress
  • Collaborate with Engineering/R&D leaders to direct project team (System Architects, Software Developers, Electronic & Mechanical Engineers) to achieve project deliverables
  • Work with Engineering/R&D leaders to identify skills gaps and address through hiring, training, outsourcing, etc
  • Manage resource allocation to company targets for capacity and utilization
  • Manage changes to the project lifecycle scope, schedule and costs to maintain budget and on time delivery
  • Measure project performance using appropriate metrics
  • Report and escalate to senior leadership team as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize the impact of project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors/subcontractors
  • Implement and maintain best-in-class project management tools and processes
  • Report progress via regular client meetings
  • Delegate project tasks based on team members’ individual strengths, skills and experience
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Proven working experience in Project Management with Software, Hardware and Mechanical integration requirements
  • Experience in transferring projects from Development into Production
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Project Management Qualification, such as PMP, PRINCE II, Scrum Master or Agile Coach

Preferred Experience

  • Product Development background in a hands-on role (Software/Hardware/Mechanical Engineering)
  • Background knowledge of communication system products
  • Background knowledge of digital systems for Subsea applications
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban, SAFE) and tools
For more information about this position, please contact Vincent Mackay at Oakmont Consulting on 0203 435 5598 or