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Kent Recruitment

Head of Projects

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Category
Management
Date Published
24/08/22
Status
Open

About you:


Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.


Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:


We PLAY BIG

We thrive on EMOTIONAL AGILITY

We are FANATICAL ABOUT PERFORMANCE

We are built on INFINITE THINKING


Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us: https://kentplc.com/who-we-are/purpose-beliefs


Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.


Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.


About the job:

The Head of Projects is a key project management role and will report directly to the Offshore Wind Market Lead. The Head of Projects will generally be accountable for the delivery of a number of Offshore Wind Design, Engineering and Consultancy projects. In some cases, depending on the size, complexity or profile of the project, the Head of Projects would also be the Project Director.


The Head of Projects will have overall accountability for the delivery of projects to the contractual arrangements and the financial outcome in accordance with the agreed financial objectives.


This position can be based in any of our UK offices (Epsom, London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen. Kent would consider flexible working arrangements. We are committed to finding the best talent to support our business regardless of location and our systems support effective team working in this environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and signing off monthly Project Summary Reports (PSR) and approving any actions in respect of the Market Risk Register and contingency
  • Ongoing and active liaisons with clients to resolve issues early and safeguard the interests of the Market
  • Ensuring that the Company’s mandatory procedures are adhered to
  • Ensuring that the Project portfolio has appropriate resources and expertise
  • Agreeing the criteria for appropriate control and management of Projects
  • Managing the Project portfolio performance
  • Assisting the Project portfolio in the resolution of problems
  • Ensuring the Projects are formally advised in good time of senior management decisions that affect the Project
  • Establishing with the Projects a common approach to major issues that arise

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • A recognised Project Management qualification (e.g. APM, Prince, PMI etc) is essential
  • A degree-qualified engineering background (ideally chartered with a relevant institution) would be preferred
  • The Head of Projects will have overall accountability for commercial management and delivery of the services in accordance with client agreements.
  • Significant and proven experience as a project manager on large scale projects
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be able to effectively apply risk assessment, and management principles and processes
  • Effective communication skills – able to negotiate well and influence people, broker relationship with stakeholders within and outside of the projects
  • Be aware of the broader perspective of the company’s interests and how they might affect a project
  • Experience in the Offshore Wind sector would be advantageous

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.


As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.


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