Project Manager Jobs in Scotland

Project managers lead large projects and have responsibility for planning, management, co-ordination and financial control.

Project managers will discuss with their client exactly what is required and then develop a detailed plan, agree the timescale for the project, costs involved and quality standards required. 

Project manager will select and lead a project team, negotiate with contractors for the supply of materials and services, monitor the project constantly to make sure that it is progressing on time and on budget. 

They will also meet clients regularly to report on the project's progress, and use well-established project management methods and computers to assist with project control.

Some jobs involve working normal office hours, while others have no set hours, and may sometimes have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. Project manager jobs are office based, but may also travel to visit clients and to see how a project is progressing.

How much does a Project Manager earn?

Roles can include IT Project Manager, Industrial Project Development Manager and Engineering Project Manager. Due to the vary roles available, the salary may vary greatly role to role. The average slaary of a project manager is £29,000. In an entry level project manager job, the salary can start at £20,000 and rise to as high as £44,000 with experience.

Project managers should have strong leadership skills, be logical, methodical and skilled at problem solving and enjoy working to deadlines.

Project management is a large and growing field and project manager jobs are employed throughout the UK by organisations in all types of work. Some may do contract work for consultancy firms.

There are no set qualification requirements but generally most entrants have a degree or postgraduate qualification that includes project management. Adult entry is also possible for those with a sound knowledge and experience of the area requiring a project manager.

Once in work, training is on the job and they may work towards the qualifications of a range of professional organisations which specialise in project management. There are also NVQs/SVQs in Project Management at Levels 4 and 5.

Continuing professional development is important.  Project manager jobs can progress to senior management posts. Some set up their own consultancy businesses and there may be opportunities to work abroad.

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  1. Senior Electrical Engineer - Dalgety Bay

    Location: Dalgety Bay

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    We currently have a full time vacancy at our clients site in Dalgety Bay, for a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    Main Job Responsibilities
    To oversee all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and current regulatory standards ...

  2. CNC Turner/Fitter

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Workshop

    We have urgent vacancies for experienced CNC Manual Turners for our client in Ayrshire who are a market leader where the core business is repairs and overhauls.
    The successful candidates should have a good knowledge of CNC/Manual lathes and be competent at working within a team and individually.
    Experience ...

  3. CAD Technician

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Design/CAD/Drafting

    We are currently looking for an experienced CAD Technician to join our clients team in their busy Glasgow office.
    This is a full time role for which the post holder would be required to provide support on nominated projects promoting the use of efficient workflows on all phases of the ...

  4. Mechanical Fitter

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £27000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    Our client are a rapidly expanding contractor working in the water sector.
    They have a large number of projects coming up which means they are recruiting for Mechanical Fitters to joing their existing team.
    You will be field based and work on various frameworks across Scotland.
    The vacancies will be ...

  5. Sheetmetal Worker/Fabricator

    Location: Kilmaurs

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Maintenance Engineering

    Candidates should be experienced in all types of Fabrication and Welding to a high standard with an emphasis on Stainless Steel TIG.
    You must have the ability to read from Engineering drawings and work on your own initiative in a workshop environment and on Customer premises.
    Our client require people ...

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