Resourcing & Project Finance Manager p/t considered

07 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client based in Bath is looking for a Resourcing & Project Finance Manager to join their team.

They are looking for a perceptive and proactive individual to work with their world-class engineering project leadership to help their business thrive.

Your purpose as Resourcing Project Finance Manager will be to assist and oversee the financial positioning of engineering projects, to ensure consistency of approach and to identify, manage and mitigate the company's exposure to commercial risk.

Working with the UK Planning and UK Governance Leads, you will act as a first point of call for commercial and financial support to the Discipline Leaders (DLs) in the Bath office.

Every day will be different as your responsibilities will range from championing the company's project management tools, to producing financial reports and resourcing analytics, to supporting the team in planning project delivery.

You will offer a deep understanding of the project environment and confidently help to steer delivery and improve processes.

What will you be doing?
*Providing guidance and regular reporting to Job Leaders (JLs) to keep jobs on track with planned resourcing and in profit, and to escalate where any risks are perceived.
*Supporting with regular reporting to Discipline Leads (DLs) to allow them to maintain an appropriate team for their workload, and in order for the business to understand resource commitment and availability.
*Produce project variance reports and review actual vs planned figures across projects, noting actions required and following up.
*Hold close relationships with the engineering teams and make sure communication routes are open and conversation is regular in order that appropriate action can be taken as early as possible.
*Provide continuity and a point of contact so a regular cycle of monthly checking, meeting and reporting is in place and observed by the teams.
*Build commercial awareness and support within discipline in order to create an increasing financially sustainable business proposition.
*Monitor profitability targets across projects in consultation with Job Leaders, Project Leaders and Project Directors.

What will you bring to the role?
*Sound commercial awareness and an aptitude for financial management.
*Ideally you will have experience and awareness of the construction/architectural/consulting engineering sector.
*Enthusiasm and proactivity, able to identify potential problems and suggest solutions.
*Strong communication skills - persuasive and engaging with the ability to build positive relationships.
*Excel-savvy - it is important you're an advanced user as this is a key tool for the role - as well as being highly numerate with a logical approach.
*Great perception as well as being incisive and concise with the ability to focus on the right issues at the right time.
*Tenacious and thorough, able to follow tasks through to completion.
*Experience of supporting a team of people, including senior managers as well as one-to-one basis.

It would also be highly advantageous if you're also able to demonstrate skills with Deltek Vision or similar ERP systems, but the company can offer training and development.

What's in it for you?
*Play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial and commercial success of large and complex multidisciplinary projects, with recent examples including The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium, and the Factory Theatre in Manchester.
*Take real responsibility for the company's project teams, bring creative solutions to fruition and further hone your relationship management and commercial skills.
*Collaborate with a diverse array of engineering specialists as well as other stakeholders across finance, operations, HR, and project management.

This is a full-time role, however, the company are open to part-time candidates looking for a minimum of 4 days per week.

Should this role be of interest to you, please send us a copy of your CV or call Miriam on for further details.

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency where this vacancy is concerned.