Project Manager


DPS are now recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join our Dublin Office (Citywest) on a permanent basis.

Project Engineer
Years of Experience Req.:
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Permanent full-time
Education Level Req.:
Third Level Degree

 Senior Project Manager

Position summary:
Reporting to the Operations Director the Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of projects to agreed scope, schedules, cost and quality. The Senior Project Manager manages the client interface alongside working with operations disciplines to ensure work plans meet client needs effectively. The Senior Project Manager also plays a key role in attracting and winning new projects for DPS.

Key responsibilities:

·       Management of assigned projects to agreed scope, cost, schedule and quality. Delivery of project in line with budgeted man hours and margin targets.
·       Creation and execution of project work plans. Revision as appropriate to meet client/project needs.
·       Produce accurate and consistent project reports as per client and operations requirements.
·       Ensure all activities to be in full compliance to Client Standard Operating Procedures & policies
·       Resolve any project issues in a timely manner. Escalate urgent issues as required.
·       Review and approve project deliverables with project team members in line with required quality standards.
·       Liaise closely with operations disciplines to determine project resource loading and monitor quality of team member performance. Prepare resource plans in a timely manner.
·       Ensure all project stakeholders are aware of deliverables, project status and key focus areas. Hold regular status meetings with project team.
·       Effectively communicate relevant project information to Operations Manager.
·       Ensure project invoices issued in a timely manner. Follow through on invoicing through to project completion.
·       Build strong client relationships with a view to establishing long-term, repeat business links. Develop constructive, proactive working relationships.
·       Actively support business development activities, participate in client presentations and generate commercial proposals in response to customer RFQ’s.
·       Support key organisational initiatives including; Core Values, Codes of Practice & CPD.
·       Contribute actively to lessons learned process and other improvement initiatives.

Education & experience:
• Minimum 10 years project management experience (managing multidisciplinary design  project teams) within the pharmaceuticals area. Other industry experience such as medical devices, microelectronics or similar an advantage but not essential.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Chemical/Process Engineering background is preferred.
• Recognised Senior PM with a strong client network and experience with a large Project Management / Engineering organisation.
• Must have experience of previously managing (directly) several projects
• PMI qualification or equivalent.

Essential skills:
• High level of commitment and project ownership. Ability to work as an integrator across multiple stakeholder groups.
• Self-motivated, with proven ability to understand, identify and define Project Needs in their area with minimal direction.
• Ability to manage workload of multiple projects of varying complexity
• Strong schedule and budget management skills

• Ability to travel extensively to client meetings, conferences and company events in Ireland and internationally.
• Flexibility to project manage projects for our Cork or Dublin office as required.


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