Project Manager

Date:  15 Sep 2023

Bristol, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  Plasma Technology



Looking for your next challenging Project Manager role in Bristol? Look no further! We have an excellent opportunity available for a talented Project Manager. This is the chance to display your skills and secure a promising future. Apply now!


As a Project Manager, you will lead and take ownership of developing new products, from planning to successful, punctual launch and initial deliveries. This includes ensuring a seamless cross-functional process, sometimes remotely and outside the current business unit. You will serve as a role model, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and promoting best practices in project management and product development within the company, while also developing and mentoring others in these areas.


Specific Responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the project deliverables as required by the stage-gate development process.
  • Work with the engineering teams to track and report progress, costs, risks and issues at a business level.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and ensure that the project schedule, quality, feature set, and costs align with the business requirements.
  • To work with Marketing, Sales, Service and Operations to ensure a seamless release and successful transition to routine shipping.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities, as well as leading the development and introduction of new processes and tools when necessary.


General Responsibilities:

  • Managing own work effectively, proactively removing roadblocks for self and others, ensuring the team delivers to agreed deadlines.
  • Lead project meetings, effectively manage tasking and clearly understand status across the project – highlighting any risks and issues, and steps to communicate them.
  • Ensuring the project maintains good task estimation and effective schedule tracking, looking for opportunities to improve the schedule.
  • Managing the risk profile of their project with active mitigation plans and active management of the schedule contingency.
  • Ensure that the project team clearly understands the requirements for the project and actively manages those requirements.
  • Builds strong relationships and is able to maintain them even through challenging times and when the client base is remote.
  • Can work in a matrixed and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Effectively manages all stakeholders and is comfortable working at a senior level – and will push back when required and also be realistic in terms of issues and delivery dates.
  • Proactively manages both project and product costs.
  • Flexible approach – can deploy skills in a different business unit and in some instances remotely.


Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified.
  • Training in Project Management.
  • Previous experience in Capex Management.


Professional Skills/ Abilities:

  • Experience with capital equipment and proven success in product development projects in a high-tech environment.
  • Capable of flexible work across product lines, business units, and locations, even remotely.
  • Familiarity with project management tools, issue tracking systems, and status reporting.
  • Possesses broad business knowledge, including manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, quality, and service, which are crucial to consider during project planning and delivery phases.
  • Has a solid understanding of stage-gate project oversight processes and has demonstrated experience in managing complex projects with multi-functional teams.
  • Effectively able to work remotely and deliver projects regardless of location.


At Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, we provide tools for the engineering of micro- and nano-structures, with customers using our process solutions to research and produce materials and semiconductors vital for everything from medical devices and diagnostics, to electric cars and quantum computers.



Oxford Instruments provides more than just a competitive starting salary. You can also benefit from structured career development opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days of annual leave, half-days on Fridays, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can customize based on your needs.


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