Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Project Manager

Job Introduction

Can you lead the delivery of complex infrastructure improvements? Do you understand the retail environment? Do you know how to manage the relationship between contractors and a business?

Then you’re the kind of person we’re looking for.

Know The Role

Closely involved in the ongoing expansion and improvement of our stores, you’ll deliver a variety of high-value infrastructure and plant replacement projects. Your key challenge will be to ensure the success of our renewal programme without interrupting the smooth day-to-day running of our business.

Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, you’ll lead and motivate our multidisciplinary Infrastructure Project Management Team, overseeing budgets and timescales, and ensuring excellent communication and coordination throughout the project process.

Know What We're Looking For

Ready to deliver multiple projects valued at around £3m-4m each, you’ll have a strong track-record of multidisciplinary programme leadership in a commercial environment. You’ll bring substantial experience of M&E project management that includes working with cooling towers, generators, water systems, sprinkler systems and power distribution installation or replacement. An excellent problem-solver, you’ll also have the interpersonal skills to facilitate the work of others, mediate between different interests and resolve conflicts.

About The Company

Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909. The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries.

In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.