At Opex, you would have the opportunity to work for a boutique Management Consultancy business focused on providing market-leading Facilities Management Consultancy support to blue-chip clients such as University’s, Major Retail clients (Asda, Bovis Lend Lease (Bluewater & Touchwood), Meridiam, Major FM Contractors (Multiplex, BAM, Engie, OCS and Pinnacle), Investment Management companies including Innisfree/HCP, Kajima/Pario, Laing Investments, Ifrared, and Equitix, as well as Public sector bodies such as HMRC, the NHS Trusts, as well as councils and government departments. You will have the unique opportunity to work closely with the company directors as well as the MD’s of the client organisations, on a variety of projects where no two are the same.

Opex fosters a collaborative environment, free from corporate politics, we work hard to deliver excellence to our clients, and you can be part of that excellence. Opex is a growing consultancy that offers the chance to develop with and within a flexible quick-paced company.

 

If you’re interested in any of our available positions please contact recruitment@opexconsulting.co.uk.

Technical Project Manager

Main Duties of the Technical Project Manager

The primary role of the Technical Project Manager is to manage projects (primarily Technical/M & E) with oversight through entire execution as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget and timeline.

  • To ensure that project files are maintained electronically whilst also ensuing processes and reporting mechanisms for managing project issues, highlighting and escalating risk
  • To develop effective measures and metrics for monitoring project progress continuously and make detailed schedule reports on measurable items such as milestones and deliverables.
  • To manage project risk in terms of cost and time and liaise with the client as necessary
  • To review proposed modifications of project plans including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement proposed changes.
  • To ensure projects are delivered on time and in accordance with agreed cost and quality
  • To create, manage and update project programmes using Smartsheet/MS Project
  • To ensure that appropriate information and data is gathered from key stakeholders and clients
  • To analyse technical data and source data as necessary to support key projects and deliver service to the client
  • To develop KPIs for managing project performance and ensure key stakeholders are kept appraised of project issues
  • To provide input for technical project presentations and anticipate details of future projects and works by maintaining direct communication with the client and staying informed of activity
  • To ensure all project activity is in accordance with Opex standards and ISO Quality Management systems
  • To manage project spend against budget and allocate costs as necessary
  • To act as Project Lead organising and delivering smaller consultancy projects, supported by external Consultants/Associates when required
  • To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by Directors, Consultants and appointed Sub-Consultant managers.

This job description is intended to reflect, in outline the responsibilities of the job but these may change in line with the operational needs of the business needs and will be subject to periodic review.

As a small growing business employees are expected to be flexible and take on tasks that are reasonably requested but may sit outside of their job description.

Background and Education

Although a background or interest in Property/Building/Facilities Management/Technical – M & E Engineering is ideal, it is likely that candidates from either the Automotive or Aircraft/Aerospace sector will have the necessary transferable skills.

  • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent in Facilities/Project Management, Construction, Engineering discipline
  • Technical apprenticeship/Degree in Aerospace, Automotive engineering
  • Project Management methodology – gained within an ISO Quality Management environment

Experience & Skills

  • Up to 5 years experience ideally gained in a commercial Property/FM, Construction, Engineering, Maintenance sector ideally in a Technical environment
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft suite Word/PowerPoint/Excel (VBA experience beneficial)
  • Strong numeric capability, data analysis and interpretation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal – report writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to influence through leveraging of relationships
  • Experience in managing expectations of clients and to identify new business opportunities

Personal Qualities 

  • Flexible attitude
  • Team player – ability to integrate in a team
  • Self-motivated, self starter and committed to personal career development and CPD
  • Methodical and structured approach – attention to detail and highly organised
  • Adherence to process, procedure and compliance
  • Problem solver
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work within deadlines and manage conflicting priorities

 

Please contact recruitment@opexconsulting.co.uk if you’re interested in this role.

Technical Project Coordinator

Main Duties of the Technical Project Coordinator

The primary role of the Technical Project Coordinator is to provide support in the delivery of client projects to the agreed quality, budget, and timescale but also offers excellent scope for career progression and development.

  • To set up and maintain electronic project files, project issue logs, risk logs and reporting mechanisms
  • To support Project/Technical Managers with the management and delivery of all project requirements
  • To provide project management support to ensure that projects are delivered on time and in accordance with agreed cost and quality
  • To create, manage and update project programmes using Smartsheet/MS Project as necessary
  • To request and gather information from key stakeholders and clients
  • To carry out technical and commercial data analysis and research data sources as necessary to support key projects
  • To carry out MS Excel data management and manipulation, including but not limited to, financial, technical, and performance data
  • To update project reports and develop KPIs for managing performance
  • To support the preparation of project presentations
  • To ensure all activity is in accordance with Opex standards and ISO Quality requirements
  • To manage and monitor spend against the project budget and allocate costs
  • To undertake any other duties reasonably requested by Directors, Consultants and appointed Sub-Consultant managers.

This job description is intended to reflect, in outline the responsibilities of the job but these may change in line with the operational needs of the business needs and will be subject to periodic review.

As a small growing business employees are expected to be flexible and take on tasks that are reasonably requested but may sit outside of their job description.

Background and Education

Background or interest in Property/Building/Facilities Management/Technical – M & E Engineering

  • Ideally a Degree or equivalent, in Business Studies, Facilities Management, Construction, Engineering discipline

Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of3 years experience after graduation, ideally gained in a commercial Property/FM, Construction, Engineering, Building, Surveying project environment, or Automotive and aerospace project environment
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft suite Word/PowerPoint/Excel (VBA experie once beneficial)
  • Strong logic and numeric capability, data analysis and interpretation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Experience in managing expectations of clients

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible attitude
  • Team player – ability to integrate in a team,
  • Self-motivated, self starter and committed to personal career development and CPD
  • Methodical – attention to detail and highly organised
  • Problem solver
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work within deadlines and manage conflicting priorities

 

Please contact recruitment@opexconsulting.co.uk if you’re interested in this role.

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