Mechanical Sprinkler / Mist Project Manager

Protec Camerfield require a self-motivated individual who can manage all aspects of mechanical sprinkler or water mist suppression systems. The role requires a pro-active and pragmatic individual who can work alone and part of a team to collaborate with all relevant contributors for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the systems with excellent communication and quality results to our customers. The project manager will have direct involvement from pre-order through to final account and warranty period. This is an opportunity to join a growing diverse team within an expanding sector of the fire industry. Current and forthcoming projects cover public and private sectors; including custodial, healthcare, hotels, retail and residential; and range in value from £10k to £5M. Projects are located nationwide and a degree of flexibility in working location may be required. Protec cover all travel and accommodation expenses. Training, further qualifications and bonus scheme will be offered to the successful candidate.

  • Closing Date:TBC
  • Job Location:Flexible - ideally North West and London

Typical Responsibilties

  • To expertly handle sprinkler or water mist installation contracts from initial enquiry through to final accounts.
  • Assume full financial control of projects, delivering the works efficiently and profitably, including responsibility for raising purchase and subcontract orders.
  • Effectively manage the installation work on site; attending regular client meetings; having responsibility for health and safety; producing progress updates and reports; and completion of project quality assurance checks.
  • Prepare and communicate detailed programmes of work to ensure deadlines and contract requirements are met.
  • Liaise with suppliers, design, engineers, and subcontractors to ensure timely delivery and information flow, and accurately report to clients, contractors and governing bodies as necessary.
  • Negotiate, monitor, and produce quotations for contract variations.
  • Highlight possible problem areas at the earliest opportunity and obtain commercial advice where necessary.
  • Prepare technical reports and submittals including operating and maintenance manuals and handover documents, by collating and presenting relevant information.
  • Identify and report deviations or nonconformities from scope, Standards or contract.
  • Ability to travel within the UK, and visit European suppliers as necessary for the role.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role.

Person Specification

Candidates shall be able to demonstrate the necessary qualifications, experience, skills, and traits to meet the requirements set below. Requirements for the role shall be evidenced on the application form and in the interview process. Please use the following as guidance when completing the further information section of your application form.

Qualifications Essential / Desirable To be identified by
GCSE in Maths and English Essential Application
Mechanical engineering qualification Desirable Interview / Application
NVQ Level 6 in Construction Management Desirable Interview / Application
CSCS Construction Skills Card Desirable Interview / Application
Health and Safety Qualification, IOSH, SMSTS, etc. Experience of construction project engineering or management Essential Interview / Application Desirable Interview / Application
Experience Essential / Desirable To be identified by
Experience of construction project engineering or management Essential Interview / Application
Experience within sprinkler or water mist suppression project engineering or management Desirable Interview / Application
Knowledge of current relevant suppression British Standards and Regulations, including LPC 12845, BS 8489, BS 9251, NFPA, FM Global Desirable Interview
Knowledge of sprinkler or water mist equipment and installation Desirable Interview
Skills / Abilities Essential / Desirable To be identified by
Ability to manage client and management expectations Essential Interview
Ability to confidently deal with difficult and stressful situations Essential Interview
Excellent oral and written communication skills Essential Interview / Application
Competent using Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and PowerPoint Essential Interview / Application
A keen eye for detail Essential Interview
Proven track record of project financial control Essential Interview
The ability to maintain accurate records Essential Interview
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise workload Essential Interview
Read and understand engineering drawings, layouts, and plans Essential Interview
Ability to communicate effectively with staff at varying levels throughout the company and externally Essential Interview
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team Essential Interview
Ability to supervise and lead a team to produce desired project deliverables Essential Interview
Reporting and analysing project KPIs and CTCs to management Essential Interview
Other Essential / Desirable To be identified by
Commitment to confidentiality and data protection Essential Interview
Able to complete minimum Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) check upon successful appointment Essential Interview / Application
Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and “can do” attitude Essential Interview / Application
A full and valid driving licence Essential Application
Flexible approach to working hours Essential Interview
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