Project Manager

KONE Australia

Location: Greater Manchester, Newcastle, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

Job Type: Full time


At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the lift and escalator industry, KONE provides lifts, escalators and automatic doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernisation to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle.

Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project manager to manage installation, modernisation and major repairs projects, being responsible for cooperation with customers, internal and external stakeholders.

Key activities at the role are:

  • Accountable for project scope, schedule and budget, delivering the project within the defined contractual requirements and KONE objectives
  • Ensure KONE business success and customer satisfaction
  • Ensure professional stakeholder management
  • Accountable for proactively managing customer communication throughout the project
  • Ensure integrated project planning and management with customers and KONE full chain teams
  • Managing project deliverables in line with project plan
  • Ensure continuous full chain project monitoring and control
  • Responsible for successful project start-up, project reviews, project reporting and facilitating project governance
  • Ensure that project status and progress is effectively communicated to KONE management and to customer
  • Responsible for operational and financial project risk identification, mitigation, contingency planning and potential recovery actions
  • Accountable for the project’s financial planning and forecasting, cash flow management and revenue management (capitalizing on change order opportunities)
  • Responsible for actively driving Sales-to-Operations handover quality, accountable for handovers to Customer and Maintenance as well as project closing activities
  • Maintain master action log and lessons learned document
  • Plans and ensures sufficient project resourcing and competences
  • Manages and leads the full chain project team
  • Creates and maintains safety and security awareness amongst employees and subcontractors in the project. Ensures following of KONE's and Customer’s safety and security policies.

The successful applicant is an effective communicator, curious about the customer’s business and always striving to exceed their expectations; able to turn strategy into objectives and actions, and to contribute to the overall KONE business.

To qualify for this position, the applicant will have good technical industry knowledge/understanding, good IT skills and knowledge of local business practices.

Good project management, planning and organisational skills, commercial and financial awareness are also required for this role.

Benefits: 25 Days Holiday, Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, PDI, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Company Car, Bonus.

At KONE, we are focused on creating an innovative and collaborative working culture where we value the contribution of each individual. Employee engagement is a key focus area for us and we encourage participation and the sharing of information and ideas. Sustainability is an integral part of our culture and the daily practice. We follow ethical business practices and we seek to develop a culture of working together where co-workers trust and respect each other and good performance is recognized. In being a great place to work, we are proud to offer a range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.


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