Project Manager (Ref: BDEL034)

Job description

Offering comprehensive in-house design, manufacture and installation services; Bridges Electrical Engineers Ltd., is a trusted high performance and multi-disciplined MEICA engineering technology company with an established and long-term client base. Today we work with a broad range of commercial and industrial clients in the water treatment, quarrying, nuclear and waste recycling sectors.

We are currently recruiting for Project Managers to join our Project Management team in our Maidstone office.



Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Management of staff and subcontractors working on assigned projects
  • Taking responsibility for the health & safety of self and all under your control
  • Creation of the appropriate Project Initiation Document (PID), setting success criteria in line with Business objectives. Tracking, managing & updating throughout the project lifecycle
  • Produce the programme of works, risk register and assumptions for baseline at the start of the project and gain approval from the Regional Manager
  • Produce and maintain project documentation according to the Project Artefect Matrix
  • Control project expenditure to satisfy the success criteria set out in the PID and contract
  • Create, manage and update project programmes, ensuring compliance with the contract type whilst maintaining its effectiveness as a planning tool
  • Close liaison and management of the Client and other stakeholders as appropriate, promoting Bridges’ capability and maximising opportunities
  • Make informed decisions both small and large, in such a way that Business risk is controlled and uncertainty minimized
  • Responsible for the Client Interface of a Framework, as designated
  • Escalate issues to the Regional Manager as necessary
  • Accept and manage issues escalated from site personnel and Project Engineers
  • Work within a monthly project reporting structure, responsible for receiving & providing accurate project dashboard information for review, discussion and action
  • Manage performance, measuring delivery milestones, quality outputs, programme variance and contribution to the business core values
  • Liaison with procurement to ensure effective management of long lead items taking into consideration contract payment terms as well as committed costs, accruals and project / business cashflow
  • Monitor, review and ensure effective change management
  • Manage teams across functions and projects
  • Line Manage staff and their professional development
  • Proactively manage the impact on and protection of the environment
  • Responsible for updating site documentation and adhering to agreed systems and processes
  • Delegate to Project Engineers as appropriate
  • Effectively manage the O&M outputs of the projects and to programme deadlines
  • Finish and close out projects to programme


    • APM – Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) or willingness to achieve
    • Excellent client engagement and communication skills
    • Project management experience
    • Knowledge of health & safety legislation and company procedures
    • SMSTS and/or IOSH Managing Safely
    • Appropriate City & Guilds trade Qualification where appropriate
    • Computer literate
    • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes with experience or knowledge of planning software packages such as Microsoft Project / P6


    RoSPA Gold Medal winner, Bridges - is an excellent company to work for and a great place to develop your career. Our goal is to exceed the very highest standards and ensure our people work in a culture of health, safety and well-being. We are a family run business with a friendly and welcoming culture, and are dedicated to helping our employees learn, develop and achieve success - along with us and throughout their careers.

    Bridges also offers an excellent benefits package:

    • Competitive salaries
    • Health cash plan with Healthshield
    • Standard Life Pension Scheme
    • Life Assurance Scheme
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • Bike 2 Work scheme
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Employee recognition schemes

    Bridges is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring equality and diversity within the workplace.