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Senior Project Manager – Renewables – Northumberland

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  • Competitive Salary & Comprehensive Benefits
  • Permanent
  • Northumberland
  • Permanent / Full-time

Job Title: Senior Project Manager – Renewable Energy Development 

Location: Northumberland (Hybrid: On-Site / Remote) 

Contract: Permanent/Freelance 

About Us: 

Walker Sime is a dynamic and forward-thinking construction consultancy firm dedicated to delivering excellence within the renewable energy sector. We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our team and lead a prestigious project focused on the development and enhancement of R&D facilities within the high-tech manufacturing and testing industry. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the world of sustainable technology. 

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    Project Background: 

    In the heart of Northumberland, we’re investing in the future of high-tech manufacturing and innovation. This £85.6 million capital investment program involves two pivotal projects on the premises of an elite technology and innovation centre: 

    • New Large-Scale Test Facility: This exciting endeavour includes the development of a state-of-the-art test facility with all necessary ancillary structures and services. 
    • Expansion of Current Test Facilities: We’re taking the existing test facilities to the next level by boosting power supply, test bench motor capacity, grid emulation capacity, cooling systems, and related components. 

     Role Responsibilities: 

    As a Senior Project Manager, you will play a key role in the successful execution of this groundbreaking project. Your responsibilities will encompass: 

    • Project Leadership: Take the helm in managing and guiding the development program through RIBA stages, ensuring timely and cost-effective completion. 
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with our esteemed partners, clients, and internal teams, fostering effective communication and alignment. 
    • Resource Management: Efficiently allocate resources, both human and material, to meet project objectives. 
    • Quality Assurance: Maintain the highest standards of quality and compliance throughout all phases of the project. 
    • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential project risks to ensure a smooth project progression. 
    • Budget Oversight: Keep a keen eye on financial matters, ensuring that the project remains within budgetary constraints. 
    • Reporting and Documentation: Provide clear and concise project updates and reports. 

     Experience Required: 

    To excel in this role, you should bring the following experience and skills: 

    • Proven experience in project management within the development, manufacturing, and high-tech facilities sectors.  
    • Familiarity with concept design through construction on existing brownfield sites. 
    • A track record of successfully guiding projects through RIBA stages. 
    • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. 
    • An ability to adapt and excel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 


    Location and On-Site Commitment: 

    Our project is based in Blyth, Northumberland. While we offer a flexible working arrangement that allows for remote work, we anticipate the need for three days on-site per week, depending on the project’s stage and requirements. 


    Apply Now! 

    Join us in shaping the future of renewable energy and high-tech innovation. If you’re a seasoned Senior Project Manager with a passion for sustainability and innovation, we invite you to be part of this exciting journey. Apply today and embark on a transformative career opportunity with Walker Sime. 

    Walker Sime is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply.