Engineering Project Manager (Safety)

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Closing date
31 Jan 2019
40 hours per week
Contract type
Welwyn Garden City (Remus)

Our esteemed Product Development team are continuing to expand and build teams for the future to manage our new product development and rollout. We now need a safety orientated engineering project manager to take our various automation projects and ensure safety compliance.

If you want to work in an innovative and award winning company and dynamic company culture then please apply, you will gain a tremendous amount of experience.

The Safety team act as consultants to the projects and other teams in Product Development, carrying out the typical project management duties such as resource management, planning, risk management, etc to ensure that safety related activities to support the development of products during their lifecycle are carried out in accordance with the departmental methodology.

So what’s the role?

The Safety Engineering Project Manager has the responsibility of driving automation projects to completion focussing on safety and compliance matters, testing and all consequential and supporting documentation. Current project portfolio of 40+ existing projects with a pipeline of 15 new projects in 2019.

  • Project managing the planning, execution, control and closing safety and regulatory compliance related work.  
  • Define success milestones and manage development programs within budget and to timescale.
  • Determine project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors.
  • Ensuring that appropriate contractual arrangements are negotiated and in place for projects and assisting other engineers in this process for safety and compliance related deliverables.  
  • Responsible for tracking safety and reporting compliance status for all projects to senior management.
  • Ensuring there is no outstanding technical debt associated with safety and regulatory compliance when machines at deployed on site.
  • Clear communication to key stakeholders and management throughout project lifecycle

What would we like to see?

  • An Engineering qualification, to HND or Degree level
  • Good technical ability (or experience) relating to automation hardware.
  • Proven track record in system or technical design and delivery.
  • Communication Skills – ability to deliver technical information to non-technical groups
  • Experience in managing project budgets and understand requirements trade-offs
  • Experience in understanding and either quantify or qualify project risk against business impact and take appropriate decisions
  • Must have very good negotiation skills with the ability to listen, comprehend, consider and assimilate others points of view with their own beliefs and visions.
  • Experience in vendor selection and long-term engagement for the delivery of services and products.
  • Experience in making tactical and strategic based decisions of significance.

Why Ocado?

We have revolutionised the online grocery world in the UK. Our technology is at the forefront of our business and it’s the people, like you, willing to challenge the norm to come up with innovative ideas that have enabled this. We offer a challenge like no other, interesting projects to work on and a sense that you are part of a team doing something different. In return we offer benefits such as contributory pension schemes, private medical insurance, life assurance, employee discount on and our speciality stores sites (Fetch, Sizzle, Fabled by Marie Claire) and an opportunity to continue with your career development. So why not come and join us on this journey.

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