All businesses need to go through change and transformation from time to time as they strive to excel in their industries or start along a path to diversification. But winding down certain business practices and embarking on a whole new set of principles, philosophies and practices is not something that comes naturally to many businesses, who thrive on continuity. So when a major change or transformation project is decided upon by a board, one of the first appointments is a project manager to oversee the process.
The role of project manager varies widely from company to company. Some are there from the start, putting together a brilliant team of specialist sourced from internal and external resources, and then designing and implementing a thorough plan for seeing the project through. Others have a more traditional managerial role, taking detailed instructions from the board and putting the tools and resources in place to see them through. Either way, the C&T project manager guides the project and is the person who ultimately ensures its success.
Companies looking for C&T project managers do not want to leave anything to chance, and are looking for experienced managers who have overseen complex and time-sensitive projects successfully. Your skills therefore need to be twofold. Firstly, you need to be a fantastic manager of people and a great communicator, as you will be relaying instructions than might be complex and of critical importance to the project, so they need to be right. Secondly, you should have experience of project managing C&T in a similar sector to get the most out of the knowledge and expertise gained.
Most large companies will require a formal qualification in project management, such as PRINCE2, APM or PMI as a minimum requirement for the role. However, a CV full of success stories in C&T project management may be enough for some companies, and many will provide training and the opportunity to study for these qualifications.
Cast UK matches superb executive and managerial vacancies with excellent candidates in the field of business change and transformation. This specialization allows us to be absorbed in the needs of candidates and companies alike, and that is to the advantage of both parties. Through this approach, we have become the preferred recruitment consultancy for hundreds of employers up and down the country, and we value and nurture these relationships.
If you are a project manager with bags of experience, talent and enthusiasm, we want to hear from you, and so do our clients. We might have a job today that would take you to the next level, or you might be the kind of person who likes to wait for the perfect position to come along. Either way, call Cast UK today on 0333 121 3345 so you can be considered for the next opportunity.
A town located in Hertfordshire, Watford is just 18 miles from London and is a busy area with many opportunities for those seeking Project Manager roles.
It also boasts easy access to the capital - via overground trains or the Metropolitan underground line - making it perfect for those who want to work in London, but live away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Situated on the River Colne, Watford is thought to have originated during the Saxon period and was mainly an agricultural area until the Industrial Revolution. Thanks to the completion of the Grand Union Canal in 1798 and the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837, the city quickly began to expand.
During this period, manufacturing became an important part of the local economy, particularly paper-making, printing and brewing.
For most of the 20th century, a Rolls-Royce factory was located in Watford, which was responsible for manufacturing jet engines. This site was shut down in the early 1990s and re-born as the world-famous Leavesden Film Studios, which has been used for work on blockbuster franchises like James Bond, Star Wars and Harry Potter.
In line with the rest of the country, the service sector has taken over in Watford during the last 20 years and the city is now home to various multimedia companies. What's more, a number of large companies have the headquarters here - including Mothercare, Hilton and JD Wetherspoons.
To find out more about the Project Manager opportunities in Watford or elsewhere in the country, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of regional experts have significant knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain vacancies in their areas of expertise and they can provide the advice and assistance you need to secure a role that suits your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Watford or source a new job in Watford then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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