A day in the life of a Project Manager

Our Project Management team delivers large-scale energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects for our partners.

We are involved from start to finish; from working on the development of new projects targeting areas of fuel poverty, to procurement and managing relationships between the householders and the contractors. 

As a project manager, you oversee the delivery of different projects from mobilisation to completion, and ensure everything runs smoothly. Projects could be a scheme to install solar panels in fuel poor Edinburgh households or implementing a new heat pump system for a Highland housing association. 

Your main role is liaising between different stakeholders, such as local authorities and housing associations, and contractors and internal colleagues. You are supported by project administrators and work closely with our internal Quality Assurance and Quantity Surveying teams. 

An average day might see you starting the morning by chairing a progress meeting with a local authority about an energy efficiency project you’re delivering for them. They will update you on installs and any issues they might have.

You will also discuss any commercial issues, health and safety and any queries around specification. You spend the rest of the morning on site with a member of Changeworks’ Quality Assurance team to see the work for yourself. 

After lunch, you check in with contractors about a different project that you manage to raise some issues you have identified.

After a short chat, you find a suitable solution and send the client an update. Then, you meet with the marketing lead for your External Wall Insulation project to discuss how to generate more interest.

Finally, you have a catch up with your project administrator for an update on the different projects you work on together and prepare a report for your client. Satisfied all is okay, you end the day. 

We’re currently recruiting for a Project Manager. Head over to our vacancies page to see this and other current opportunities 

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