Loughborough 20 The Office Village, North Road,Loughborough Loughborough LE11 1QJ
Head of Projects 2022-05-19 Our client, specialists in the Fire and Security industry, are seeking a hardworking and passionate Head of Projects based around the North East area to join their team on a permanent basis. Cento Intelligent Resource Solution 2022-06-19

Head of Projects

North East / Permanent / Up to £60,000

Lauren Cooper

60000 DAY

Up to £60,000


Head of Projects

North East

Up to £60,000


About the Client:

  • Our client, specialists in the Fire and Security industry, are seeking a hardworking and passionate Head of Projects based around the North East area to join their team on a permanent basis.


The Role:

  • To manage all activities within the Northern Projects department and to develop appropriate strategies for increased activity and profitability.
  • Manage Projects/contracts activities and assist in developing appropriate strategies for maximising project profitability and delivery.
  • Responsible for providing project company forecast (financial and labour).
  • To commercial manage the department and engage in commercial reviews as required.
  • To support the sale team with Pre-let meetings and project handover to the department working uniformly and as a team.
  • To recruit or develop commissioning engineers as required for the department.
  • To ensure department is compliant with the Company’s Quality Policy in line with BN EN ISO 9001:2008 approval.
  • To ensure department is in compliance with the Company’s LPS1014 Policy.
  • To create, develop and maintain profitable methods and systems for achieving optimum site performance.
  • To ensure that the department operates in an organised manner.
  • To ensure all maintenance opportunities are offered and then passed over to the relevant department working closely with the team for a satisfactory handover.
  • To ensure that all contracts are reviewed fully prior to start, that a full programme and job file(s) is prepared and that a pre-start induction is held when required.
  • To attend weekly site meeting, provide monthly site reports & other meetings when required for the department.
  • To identify risks and plan actions that will mitigate the effect of those risks
  • To identify all necessary training requirements and implement to achieve contract requirements.
  • To identify all necessary security and permit requirements to achieve contract agreed KPIs.
  • To identify shortfalls in resource and advise necessary structure to achieve contract and added value elements of the contract.
  • To effectively manage and allocate responsibilities to individual project managers, to support and mentor as required.
  • To review and appoint additional resource (Direct and indirect) to achieve contract requirements, in conjunction with your line manager,
  • To promote the Company and its core values and behaviours both internally & externally.
  • To control and manage the workload and priorities of the Northern Project Team and be able to self-deliver projects.


Qualities Required:

  • Sound management, good, and organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to deal with customers, end-users, construction personnel and in-house staff in a professional manner.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of products and market.
  • At least 10 years engineering experience in a related industry.
  • Ability to develop & maintain an effective, motivated team.
  • Ability to achieve both short- and long-term objectives.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads & projects to meet agreed targets.
  • At least 3 years commercial knowledge and the understanding of JCT and NEC contracts.
  • Project management expertise and training
  • Detailed knowledge of products and market.
  • Well-developed commercial awareness
  • Project management
  • Contract Law
  • Completed Advanced Design course FIA; Commissioning Course FIA; Installation Course FIA.
  • Detailed knowledge of the 18th Edition Electrical Regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of the Building Regulations
  • Advanced technical knowledge of the industry and regulations.