IES Job Vacancies

    Technical Project Manager

    Department: Engineering
    Job Title: Technical Project Manager
    Reporting to: Managing Director
    Location: Head Office, plus site work locally & away as required


    We are looking for a talented Technical Project Manager to join our team. This is a key role for IES, specialising in leading a team of engineers who focus on decommissioning, installing, lifting, moving and packing of equipment and machinery, predominantly in the hi-tech industry sector & in cleanroom environments. This role is about working closely with and being visible to the team on the ground. You will provide engineering professionalism and technical leadership, ensuring compliance to standards, rules and regulations, ensuring people health and safety, product safety and environment are never compromised.

    As Technical Project Manager you will take the lead role in guaranteeing that planned output targets are met whilst achieving agreed quality parameters, labour targets, and cost specifications. Drive continuous improvement and process innovation culture within all engineering teams.

    This role will be based both in Avonmouth at our head office and field based to ensure all engineers have a ‘point of contact’ and that the post holder can understand what everyone does, when and where needed, globally.


    • Supervise and coordinate on-site activities of the team understanding the key activity to ensure compliance with safety procedures and method statements.
    • Arrange and organise all equipment, material and personnel required for the timely completion of task.
    • Work with Sales, Operations, Project Managers to deliver successful and effective technical project management on customer projects and internal IES projects including:
    • Supporting sales:
    • During initial customer meetings and site surveys
    • Developing detailed costings during quoting stage
    • Manage projects to sign off stage, ensuring the project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale, resource, and budgets.
    • Engage effectively with staff at all levels of the organisation.
      Prepare reports, deliver briefings and presentations to customers and staff, ensuring activities, outcomes, risks and issues are accurately reported in a timely manner.
    • Flagging variations to contracts and seeking approval from customer where required implementing a pragmatic/flexible project management system suitable for the needs of the business.
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers or partners to support the needs of the projects.

    People, Supervisory & Managerial Responsibilities

    • Support the Operations Manager with forthcoming projects and the requirements thereof.
    • Supervise, train and actively seek to develop the team.
    • Support in improving all matters relating to health, safety & welfare and day-to-day operations and running of the Engineering team, suggesting improvements where necessary.
    • Assist in the recruitment of team members working alongside management and HR teams.
    • Where opportunities are identified, ensure processes are followed for team development.
    • Maintain sickness absence levels and track Bradford scores within the team, carrying out Return to Work interviews and welfare meetings, reporting back to the Management Team.
    • Carry out probation, appraisal and one-to-one reviews.
    • Confidentially & professionally take part in grievance and disciplinary proceedings where appropriate and necessary, in line with company policy and procedures.


    • All activity completed in accordance with the safety measures laid out in the method statement and risk assessments.
    • Documentation complete and accurate.
    • Tool sets complete and operational.
    • Timely and accurate completion of work within agreed timescales and budget.
    • Customer requirements are met in full.
    • All activities are completed in accordance with company set standards of work.
    • Team aware of their responsibilities and adopt a ‘safety first’ approach to work.
    • Staff are trained & motivated to complete job effectively.


    • Strong people management skills.
    • Ability to lead by example.
    • Excellent planning, organisation & prioritisation capabilities.
    •  Ability to use own initiative and make considered, informed decisions.
    • Ability to implement, and ensure compliance with, company policies & procedures.
    • Customer-focused.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Degree level in an Engineering discipline (preferable)
    • Installation and commissioning experience would be an advantage
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Flexibility, adaptability and ability to cope with change.
    • Willingness and ability to learn.
    • Keen eye for detail.
    • High level of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty & integrity.
    • Forward thinking with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude.
    • Ability to use computers competently, including Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook.
    • B1 & B2 Forklift licence and advanced skills in use of forklift trucks (Desirable)
    • Full, clean driving licence preferred.

    Special Working Conditions

    • Additional and/or unsociable hours may be necessary when required.
    • Frequent travel away from home (UK & abroad) as required.
    • Work from IES’ Bristol office and from home as appropriate to the demands of the projects
    • May be required to complete other business activities on behalf of the company in line with identified skills, competencies and experience.


    Salary / Rate: Negotiable and dependant on experience


    • Free on-site parking at Head Office
    • Increased annual leave by service length
    • Private Medical Insurance by service length
    • Life assurance scheme
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Structured career development
    • Regular company events
    • Free on-site gym at Head Office


    How to Apply

    To apply for this role, please submit your up to date CV to quoting reference 04PENG0921