Project Manager (Design Services)

Project Manager

Ref: 1021Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Company

Net Talent have partnered with a technology company that deliver bespoke end-end software & hardware solutions to clients in the medical, energy & security fields. Our client has been delivering electronics & software solutions for almost two decades – from proof of concept right to prototype to full production.

The Role

Our client is looking for a Design Services Project Manager to work on multiple concurrent technically demanding projects and communicate with external stakeholders. Projects will cover the full product lifecycle – from early concept development, detailed design, implementation and test, through to manufacture.

The role will be focused on developing initial ideas into solutions for customers in short time-periods. In this role, you will have great authority and responsibility for the stakeholder relationships and overall success of projects.   

Essential Skills:

  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Experience of customer and supplier relationship management
  • Good technical and commercial judgement
  • Detailed understanding of the embedded systems product development process, from concept through to manufacture
  • Knowledge of a variety of engineering development processes, from waterfall through to agile
  • The ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams
  • Project estimation and planning, Microsoft Project
  • Excellent communication skills, both customer facing and internal
  • Flexibility to interpret a variety of datasheets, protocol documents, design specifications

You must:

  • Enjoy building relationships with the many and varied stakeholders in a project
  • Be someone who possesses a keen sense for the priorities and balancing conflicting needs and resources
  • Take responsibility for delivering customer projects to specification, on time and on budget
  • Be self-starting and happy in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Investigate, develop and utilise new technologies, components and techniques, processes and tools
  • Use your team building and leadership skills to manage team tasks to schedule and budget
  • Be organised, meticulous and pay great attention to detail
  • Enjoy problem solving and working in a fast-paced, team-based technical environment
  • Be comfortable creating customer-ready documentation and reports

The following skills are an advantage:

  • Strong background in digital and analogue system design, microcontroller system design
  • Experience of project financial management and techniques, e.g. earned value analysis
  • Knowledge of highly regulated development processes, e.g. medical devices, ATEX
  • Experience of preparing detailed proposals, helping to negotiate and win new contracts


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering or closely related subject