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Project Assurance Specialist

€Excellent + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Job Description

Project Assurance Specialist – EPC & Capital Projects

€60-82000 + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

Overjissel, Netherlands or Nord Rhein Westphalen, Germany (Hybrid Working)

Are you ready to take your expertise in project assurance to the next level? Our client, a global leader within the nuclear industry, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Project Assurance Specialist to join their major capital projects team.

As the Project Assurance Specialist, you will be responsible for executing the annual assurance plan and contributing to the continuous improvement of project delivery across multiple operational sites and business activities. In addition, you will serve as a governance subject matter expert, ensuring the delivery of capital projects meets industry-leading practices and standards.

Projects experience could range from building chemical or energy or utilities plants or similar.  Other heavy engineering/industrial based capital projects would also be useful.

You will be embedded within Design Authority and play a crucial role in assessing risk related to project performance and procedural compliance associated with delivery. Your role will also be instrumental in substantiating a project's User Requirement Statement (URS) and ensuring capital funding is governance compliant through the CEP process.

As a leader within the Project Assurance Function, you will supervise the Project Assurance Analyst and provide presentations to senior management and executives. Therefore, the ability to articulate critical information clearly and concisely is essential.

To succeed in this role, you must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a technical or numerical subject, with consideration for degrees in project management, construction management, or other related fields.

Individuals with PMI, APM, Prince 2, or other related qualifications in project controls, project management, construction management, or audit and assurance will be highly regarded.

Understanding project delivery and the project lifecycle, project controls related to the delivery of capital projects, and various contract types is essential.

Join a global team committed to providing innovative and high-quality capital projects within the nuclear industry.

Apply for the Project Assurance Specialist role today and take the next step in your career.

Please note that this role is subject to the nuclear industry security clearance.

Email your CV, quoting reference LX 1369762 to or call us on 01905 381 320.





  • Head of HR Shared Services (Interim)

    UK & Ireland Head of HR Shared Services - Interim


    £70000 Benefits (12-month interim contract via payroll)


    Leicestershire (Hybrid)


    Are you an experienced HR generalist with a talent for developing and continuously improving processes? Our client, a global engineering and technology business, is looking for an Interim Head of HR Shared Services to transform its UK & Ireland HR operations centre.


    This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced HR professional who has a passion for continuous improvement and who can influence, drive performance and efficiencies across the HR Shared Service. Process mapping, automation and policy development all feature in this role, centred around driving employee experience for this innovative and successful organisation.


    This is a 12-month project-based assignment. The role is offered on a hybrid basis with two days per week spent at our client's Leicestershire based HQ. You will be employed via our client's payroll. There may also be occasional travel to other sites in the North West, Scotland and Ireland. You will also liaise closely with colleagues in the European HR Shared Services Operation in relation to best practice.

    The Interim Head of Shared Services role is accountable for the smooth and efficient delivery of core People Services across the UK and Ireland to include Human Resources Administration, outsourced Payroll, Data, MI & Reporting and Benefits Administration.


    Reporting to the UK & Ireland HR Director, this role will be responsible for the development and implementation of the HR Shared Service strategy, policies and approaches consistent with the overall HR strategy and objectives.


    The role will develop, implement, and manage resources and programmes that improve cost, value and effectiveness of the HR Shared Service offering ensuring that there is a direct impact on people performance and the business. The objective is to drive transformation of the operating model, with employee self-service access where applicable, whilst maintaining core HR services.

    To be set up for success and excel in this role, you will have strong analytical mindset, effective communication skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement.


    The Role:

    · Lead, coordinate, and manage the delivery of HR Shared Services function activities creating a one team ethos to ensure the effective delivery of Employee Lifecycle interventions.

    · Ensure resources are identified, put in place, and developed to meet business strategies and strategic direction, standards, and requirements.

    · Develop and embed the longer-term functional agenda for Shared Services consistent with overall strategy, aims and capability requirements of the business area to generate service improvements consistent with targets and objectives.

    · Lead the team to success and provide team training on new or changed processes and protocols, bring legislative changes to life and ensure the team is regularly refreshed and updated, and take ownership of their continuous professional development.

    · Ensure HR Shared Service, policies and plans are developed/adapted to meet the specific requirements of the business and implemented for the business.

    · Ensure the shared services position is communicated and understood, influence developments and understand and implement best practice to ensure governance, compliance and performance improvement.

    · Champion change, drive continuous improvement and lead initiatives to simplify and streamline operations.


    The Ideal Applicant

    · Ideally available to commence by the end of May/early June 2024

    · Graduate calibre with CIPD level 7/master's degree essential

    · Extensive experience operating as a Head of HR Shared Service with accountability for Employee Relations, HRIS and Total Reward and outsourced Payroll.

    · Experience gained within a multinational matrix environment.

    · Previous demonstrable experience of HR Operations/HR Shared Services transformation and evolution.

    · Specific Experience of transforming and re-engineering expensive or ineffective processes including process mapping, automation, and policy development.

    · Ability to coach, mentor, develop and lead a team to success.

    · Strong systems experience and ideally experience using Oracle based HR Systems or other similar HR ERP Systems.

    · Ability to demonstrate strong use of data insight to drive change.

    · Detailed knowledge of UK & Ireland HR and Employment Law and processes

    · Ability to build strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

    · Familiarity with continuous improvement and project management techniques


    Apply now and join a dynamic and innovative organisation striving to make a difference in the digital world. Email your CV, quoting reference LX 1908868 to or call us on 01905 381 320.






  • CATEGORY BUYER – Indirect Spend, Corporate & Professional Services

    CATEGORY BUYER – Indirect Spend, Corporate & Professional Services


    “Senior Buyer/ Category Specialist or Category Manager sought by global energy leader for its Engineering Agency Workers & Engineering Consultancy Workers Category”.

    C£60-80000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits Package

    Location:  London W12 (Hybrid)

    This is a permanent opportunity for a highly experienced graduate calibre, CIPS qualified procurement professional to join a global multinational energy environment within its indirect spend area covering the Recruitment Solutions and specifically Engineering Agency Workers & Engineering Consultancy Workers Category.  Experience in similar recruitment solutions will be essential to success in this role.

    Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation undertaking multiyear, £multimillion EPC projects.

    The Senior Buyer/Category Specialist will operate as part of a large procurement category management team, and will work closely with national, European, and global divisions and business units.

    The Role:

    • The delivery of agreed category plans through the execution of strategic sourcing projects to meet business partner requirements, maximizing value for our client.
    • Contributing to the development of category plans by creating and owning sub-category plans
    • Support the development of medium to long range category plans and be able to influence the development of value delivery plans through knowledge of local needs and local supply markets.
    • The implementation of strategic sourcing and supplier management activities to deliver in year value as well as using knowledge of local needs and supplier capabilities to contribute to the development of long-range category plans developed using standard company tools and communicated through the appropriate governance models.
    • Savings delivery is a critical component of the role and Senior Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reporting and management of value outlooks in standard company reporting tools.
    • Collaborate with project specific stakeholders to ensure change management is efficient and effective to guarantee sustainable value delivery.
    • Change management is a key challenge in the role and Senior Buyers/Category Specialists must have expert influencing and negotiation skills alongside key technical competencies relating to procurement transactional planning, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management.
    • As Senior Buyer/Category Specialist you will provide the first line of supplier performance management activities to ensure sustainable and secure supply of goods and services to support ongoing safe and effective operation of facilities.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    • Will be of graduate calibre /university degree educated, part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic commercial procurement, buying and sourcing experience.
    • Recruitment Solutions category management experience including agency workers and consultancy workers will be essential for this role.
    • Commercial procurement/tactical and strategic buying experience gained within a multinational matrix organisation.
    • Currently working as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Specialist or Category Manager for a large matrix organisation such as an EPC Engineering & Procurement Contractor, Construction and Civil Engineering or other large Infrastructure Projects leader.
    • Experienced in sourcing, negotiation, and management of £multimillion spend categories.
    • Experienced in developing strategic category plans.
    • A proven track record of working with senior stakeholders across multiple sites.
    • Self-starter, with lots of initiative, drive, and ambition to succeed.
    • Confidence and capability Must be able to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
    • Excellent analytical, research, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and sourcing managers.
    • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
    • Highly motivated with a drive for results – performance focussed.
    • Strong integrity ensuring procurement operates to high standards and is fully trusted by its internal and external stakeholders.
    • Naturally analytical and inquisitive.
    • Experience of SAP/SAP Ariba procurement systems essential.
    • Demonstrate attention to detail to derive accurate and insightful recommendations.

    Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.

    To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 1920117 






    "Pharmaceutical sector, category management professional required to lead external/third party contract manufacturing supply."


    €Very Competitive (DOE) + Bonus + Excellent Benefits


    Location: Dusseldorf, Germany - Remote/Hybrid Working


    Our client is a Pan European pharmaceutical drug and medical device manufacturer.


    It is currently seeking a highly experienced procurement manager to head up its external contract manufacturing and supply category.


    As part of the German business unit, you will be based remotely with monthly visits to site in Dusseldorf and the rest of your time working from home or visiting suppliers in Germany and across Europe.

    We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional, university degree educated, ideally with a procurement or supply chain related post graduate qualification. In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in shaping the business pipeline and implementing a robust procurement strategy for external manufacturing and supply of finished dosage forms.


    The Role:

    · Designing and implementing procurement strategies for finished dosage products at third party contract manufacturers in Europe, in line with global strategy and regional country requirements.

    · Negotiate, execute and implement contracts and agreements, delivering world class total savings objectives.

    · All aspects of supplier performance management including regular business reviews.

    · Identifying product and process innovation potential at third party contract manufacturers leveraging innovation.

    · Collaborating with dedicated project teams to develop and launch innovative products.

    · Taking over leadership responsibilities in projects and functional leadership relations.

    · Applying professional procurement knowledge to spot and manage any commercial implications, risks, and opportunities.

    · Ensuring product profitability, innovation, and on-time delivery through your passion and commitment.

    · Managing supplier relationships at all levels to give our client a competitive edge.

    · Exploring global markets, acquiring necessary know-how, and contributing to the enhancement of business impact.


    The Ideal Candidate:

    · Ideally currently resident in Germany and fluent /native German language capability. Fluency in English and another European language would be highly advantageous.

    · University degree educated in economics, business, engineering, or science. A post graduate qualification in purchasing, procurement and supply chain would be highly advantageous.

    · At least seven years' experience in procurement category management within the pharmaceutical sector including extensive experience of sourcing, negotiation and supplier performance management of third-party contract manufacturers of finished dosage products.

    · Experience gained within multinational matrix pharmaceutical environment.

    · Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.

    · Excellent cross functional communication and relationship building skills to facilitate projects to identify synergies and cost savings.

    · Experience of SAP ERP highly advantageous. Excellent Excel skills.


    To apply without delay, please email your CV in English, quoting reference LX 1904033.