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Engineering Senior Project Leader

  • Job reference: 927323
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Project Management
  • Date posted: 28/08/2019

Orion Group are looking for an Engineering Senior Project Leader for our multinational medical devices client based in the Cork area on an initial 24-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose
Responsible for the management of a global program targeting the transformation of engineering services and operational efficiencies with scope across 6 sites located throughout EMEA / NA & ASPAC. The program scope includes Asset Management, Process Capability, Tooling Services and Strategic Partnering.

The role will be based in Cork, working in a virtual team made up of the project leads on the different sites. The successful candidate and will have a proven track record in identifying and scoping out projects which will result in improvements across key metrics

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Manage a portfolio of engineering projects to achieve committed benefits across multiple sites
  • Work closely with the individual site Engineering Managers to manage change on the sites within scope
  • Manage the prioritization of projects with associated resources and budget to achieve the overall objectives of the program in a timely manner
  • Manage the program capital and expense budgets in line with forecasts
  • Project planning, scheduling and driving project meetings to achieve objectives
  • Regular reporting on the program status, performance and risks to stakeholders and senior business leaders
  • Problem solving, to assist in maintaining program progress and eliminate risk
  • Demonstrate innovation through the identification of opportunities to optimize the performance of the program and exceed commitments
  • Manage resource deployment to deliver the best value for the program
  • Facilitate communication between all stakeholders
  • Ensure projects are delivered in a safe and complaint manner in line with company procedures

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Honours Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years' overall business experience required, with minimum 2 years' experience in a senior project management, portfolio management or change management role
  • Certification from an accredited institution in Project/Program Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good leadership abilities
  • Knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of change management principles, practices, processes and techniques
  • People management knowledge and experience
  • Strong cross-functional business acumen required
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, influencing, and communication skills
  • Ability to cultivate productive working relationships rapidly
  • Strong conflict resolution, and team building instincts
  • Makes the customer central to all thinking
  • Experience in problem solving and process improvement methodologies, ideally with structured analytical & problem solving skills

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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