Working with Aston Barclay

Project Manager

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

We have a exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our busy team based in Normanton, Wakefield. This role reports to the Head of Projects.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide end-end project management across simultaneous projects.
  • Deliver projects on time, in full, and within budget.
  • Lead and coach project team members throughout project life cycles.
  • Be the central point of contact for key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce reports on performance of projects against plan.

Duties Include:

  • Create, maintain, and communicate detailed and organised project plans that document delivery milestones, decisions, and risks.
  • Execute strategic project plans in line with project objectives.
  • Identify resources required for successful completion of projects.
  • Coordinate internal resources and allocation of third parties or suppliers for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Plan, schedule and mange project calendars, meeting invites and key milestones.
  • Plan and facilitate all project related meetings.
  • Document minutes from project meetings, circulate actions and oversee matters arising.
  • Summarise key items raised from meetings, issuing a brief of actions and those responsible for each task.
  • Attend sites to assess progress and ensure smooth completion when required.
  • Communicate any key threats which could compromise completion of projects and present mitigation options for discussion and decision
  • Use appropriate techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs and in alignment with the Aston Barclay governance framework
  • Determine, monitor, analyse and control project costs and outcomes to ensure they meet financial objectives.
  • Accurately report throughout the project, monitoring progress against plan and recommending corrective actions.
  • Build strong relationships and actively collaborate across functions to support the achievement of objectives.
  • Provide a detailed overview of the project, including timelines, internal and external stakeholders, threats, and opportunities.
  • Utilise colleague’s industry knowledge to assist in successful completion of projects.
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
  • Act as internal conduit between teams.
  • Assign tasks and provide direction with regard to timeliness and completion of project objectives.
  • Proactively monitor and report on project progress, resolving any potential issues quickly and effectively.
  • Create informative progress reports and actions that can be shared externally if required.
  • Create and maintain all project documentation and project plans.


  • PRINCE2 practitioner, project management professional or equivalent.
  • Strong experience in all aspects of Project Management.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects simultaneously and delivering business benefit.
  • Ability to engage with all stakeholders upto and including board level.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills.

Desirable (but not essential):

  • UK Driving license
  • Experience & knowledge of SDLC / Agile delivery practices
  • Experience & knowledge of Business Improvement / Continuous Improvement methodologies

40 hour per week, Monday to Friday. 

Other benefits include:

  • Ability to purchase upto a additional 5 days leave per annum
  • Healthcare Cashback scheme on costs such as Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy (taxable benefit)
  • Access to an online rewards scheme that gives you discounts and money back on everything from fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and even weekly shopping from major supermarkets (taxable benefit)
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (also available to family dependants)
  • Life assurance cover 2 x salary
  • Pension (auto enrolment)
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Length of service awards
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentive scheme

Registered Address

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire

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