Business Development Associate (Project Management)

  • Job Reference: 07/09
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Advancing People Ltd
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £24,000 to £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 10% performance bonus
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Advancing People have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious person who has either worked as a Quantity Surveyor or has recently graduated with a related degree and would like to progress to be a Project Manager!

Candidate Requirements:

  • A recent graduate (with ability to demonstrate transferrable knowledge from their degree) with some experience working within an office environment or at least 2 years work experience within a quantity surveyor or similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills - clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confident with high levels of motivation, drive and enthusiasm
  • Highly organised. Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Accurate with a strong attention to detail
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Motivated to develop their knowledge and skills, to include product training, CAD and Prince2.
  • Good numerical ability
  • Strong PC skills
  • Full UK driving licence. Willingness to travel/stay away overnight

Duties and responsibilities of the role:-

  • Time in the field to understand the products, the market they are sold in to and the key drivers for our customers
  • Direct and manage project development from the pre-sales stage through to handover to Service (across schedule, cost and quality).
  • Produce site specific CAD designs for equipment installations (after successful training)
  • Define project scope, objectives and deliverables that support the company and customer business goals.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated governance, quality and communications documents
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate and manage the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Engagement and management of third parties and contractors
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Delegate task and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify and resolve project issues during the project phase
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Develop and deliver progress reports and proposals
  • Proactively manage requests for changes in project scope, identify potential issues and devise contingency plans
  • Slot planning of projects supporting initiatives to drive down on site installations time
  • Project management of mobile and small portable devices from sales handover to clinical acceptance
  • On site customer project support visits in order to discuss installation plans and needs
  • Knowledge and experience of the complete project lifecycle, from presales through to implementation
  • Strong customer management and communication skills

Package: Up to £25,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Benefits: 10% OTE Performance Bonus + 25 days per annum holiday (exclusive of bank holidays) + Pension (6% Employer Contribution/3% Employee Contribution) + Life Assurance + Private Health Cover ) + Company Car/Car Allowance (company car will only be made available to candidates over 25 years of age)

Location: Home/field Based (approx 50/50 split). Successful candidate should be based centrally in England close to good road networks.