Project Manager

Location: London or Brockenhurst
Reporting to: TBC

Main Purpose of the Job


To manage the retrofit and new build integration of Rotor Sails onto merchant ships.

The typical end to end project duration is expected to be 7-14 months and depending on the stage in the project lifecycle, the PM could be managing multiple projects at a time. The role may require travel to China, typically c 1 month per project over the longer term.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work with the sales team during the sales process to set customer expectations on project delivery and manage anticipated requirements.
  • Upon contract signing, manage the handover from Sales to delivery, establishing the project team requirements and proactively addressing any necessary decisions and changes which have contractual impact with the customer and/or partners.
  • Manage the internal and external/subcontract resources to meet Anemoi’s responsibilities for successful delivery through appropriate stages of each ship installation project on time, on budget and to Anemoi’s expected level of quality. Typically, the activity up to and including detailed design will be managed by this role.
  • Responsible for the primary communication with the customer, ensure that the customer is kept fully up to date on all issues, personally managing issues with a commercial aspect and ensuring that the project team keeps the customer updated with technical matters.
  • Liaise with the customer to keep the project plan up to date, managing risks, maintaining the risk register and ensuring that dates and timelines are accurate.
  • Communicate with Anemoi’s production team in China to ensure that the project requirements in terms of manufacture of rotor sails are met:
  • Responsible for supporting with the successful delivery (physical xfer), installation and commissioning on board, clarifying what is required and ensuring that any replanning is managed proactively, and that communication is clear and timely.
  • Work with Finance Business Partner to manage project profitability and cash flows.
  • Set up and manage all the necessary contracts with the customer, subcontractors, consultants, shipyard and Class to cover design, plan approval, fabrication, inspection and certification of the integration works for the ship (structural foundations, electrical system modifications, hydraulic system modifications, control & monitoring system connections).
  • Deal with any issues that may arise, working with the Anemoi team to resolve problems efficiently and effectively, keeping the customer updated as necessary to maximise satisfaction.
  • Keep Anemoi management up to date with project progress, raising risks and issues requiring management attention in good time.


Person Specification


Education / Qualifications

  • Project Management qualification
  • Degree-level educated, ideally in a discipline related to Project Management or Marine Engineering


Knowledge and Experience

  • Shipping/ Maritime background
  • Significant experience of working in shipyards, ideally as a Technical Superintendent for an owning company
  • Proven experience as a marine project manager having managed at least two end-to-end projects
  • Experience of managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary engineering projects
  • Experience of retrofit – e.g. from marine sub-supply industry
  • Experience of managing transport and logistics
  • Previous experience of working in China
  • Experience of leading a process with Class


Personal Qualities and Competences

  • Able to adapt communication style to suit the audience
  • Pragmatic
  • Good judgement to determine when to be flexible and when to hold firm
  • Diplomatic
  • Highly organised
  • Strong problem solver
  • Excellent influencing skills at all levels
  • Excellent written English
  • Commercial mindset and solution-oriented attitude
  • Confident in multi-tasking
  • Thrives in a high paced environment


Anemoi is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.