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— Project/Program Manager

Project/Program Manager

Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

Closing Date: Aug 23rd, 2022

Ref: 1281770

With Koch Technology Solutions (KTS), this role could open up a world of opportunity for an accomplished engineer with proven project management skills. Here’s why we think it’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional horizons:

  • You’ll be a vital part of the KTS global team of experts who design, commission and support licence plants for numerous global clients in polyester, polyurethane, nylon and several other innovative technologies.
  • You’ll be leading global programs that span the KTS business portfolio across the entire project lifecycle – from planning and construction to commissioning and start-up. You’ll stretch your problem-solving and project management skills and travel to meet clients in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
  • When you’re not travelling, you’ll be based in the Wilton Centre, on Teesside, once the headquarters of ICI. This is a genuine centre of expertise, and KTS is one of the region’s most successful, well-reputed businesses.
  • You’ll be a visible part of a standalone UK company that employs over 100 people but with the added security of being part of Koch Industries – one of the planet’s largest privately-owned businesses.

What you can add

One of a handful of project managers in the Engineering Team, your role is to lead licence projects, ensuring excellent customer service and meeting compliance and time and cost requirements.

That starts in the sales phase, supporting the Licensing Manager on the scope of the technical proposal and interacting with clients to assure them that projects will be executed smoothly. From there, you’ll develop strategies, workflow, schedules and cost estimates and identify key risks (both technical and commercial).

Next comes the challenge of leading the project through to successful completion. This is where you’ll call on your experience leading and motivating multi-functional teams to deliver similar (petro)chemical projects.

You’ll need to convince us you can build successful relationships with contractors and clients and confidently manage multiple interfaces, whether internal stakeholders or technology experts in different countries and cultures. Here, you’ll call on versatile communication skills in English, whether in person or online and plenty of emotional intelligence – KTS has a respectful, influencing culture, not a directive one.

You’re willing to engage with some pretty technical process technology too. You’re a technically capable engineer (with a degree to back that up) – someone who enjoys the technical challenge as much as they enjoy the team management side of things.

Personally, you’ll need to fit in with KTS’ guiding principles, which help the company to innovate, improve and transform. Qualities like humility, integrity and respect are essential here, allied with the intellectual curiosity to creatively solve problems and help others succeed.

We’re open-minded about your background – possibly oil and gas, chemical processing or working with a manufacturer. What matters is that you have experience delivering multi-stage projects across the entire lifecycle.

The role will be predominately based at the Wilton Centre, Redcar, with a flexible working model. KTS are also happy to financially support people considering relocating to northeast England, an area with dramatic countryside, stunning coastlines and an affordable lifestyle.

Find out more

There’s so much more we can tell you about the company, their culture, the team you’ll be part of and the generous rewards package on offer. For full details, speak in confidence to our retained search consultant, details below.

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