Project Management Officer (Marine)

Contract Type: Full-time

Company: R&B Switchgear Services Ltd

Location: Southampton SO32 2SA, UK

Salary: Competitive

Since 1985, R&B Switchgear Group have provided world-class power engineering solutions to a diverse client base. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of LV and HV switchgear and associated assets, we offer turnkey solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies.

Together, we welcome and celebrate individual differences as we shape the future of power distribution. Join us in our pursuit of becoming the best-in-class provider of power engineering solutions.


We’re looking for a dynamic, solutions-focused Project Management Officer (Marine) to join our Southampton division to oversee the delivery of power systems projects to provide world-class technical solutions, underpinned by an exceptional standard of service.


Your new role

As a Project Manager specialising in the Marine sector, you’ll oversee power systems projects, ensuring top-notch technical solutions and service. Leveraging your maritime industry expertise, you’ll drive project success by coordinating internal departments and third-party suppliers to meet deadlines, budgets, and industry standards. With a track record in electro-technical projects, including modifications, upgrades, and repairs, you’ll craft tailored solutions for cabling, machinery, and associated equipment, with knowledge of circuit breakers.

You’ll embody the R&B brand, fostering a positive work environment, leading a team of engineers, and maintaining transparent communication with clients and colleagues. Your focus on nurturing client relationships and driving revenue will be key performance metrics, discussed in regular meetings to highlight successes and address challenges.


Your responsibilities
  • Lead and manage projects with top-down oversight, ensuring adherence to industry standards for scope, schedule, and budget
  • Define project guidelines, allocate tasks, and monitor progress
  • Maintain project documentation and financial records
  • Attend meetings to enforce deadlines and requirements
  • Uphold safety and integrity values
  • Collaborate with Operations Manager and Service Department
  • Coordinate with engineers for timely reporting
  • Ensure compliance with ISO 9001 procedures and company policies
  • Serve as primary contact for clients, managing project acceptance and addressing issues
  • Foster relationships with stakeholders
  • Coordinate personnel and communicate effectively to drive efficiency improvements
  • Oversee resource acquisition and negotiate agreements with vendors
  • Drive revenue generation and assess project profitability for ongoing improvements.


Your skills and background
  • Minimum of five years’ experience of a similar position within the Marine industry
  • Proficient in MS Office and Outlook
  • Willing to travel to attend vessel surveys / oversee site work
  • Familiarity with maritime rules, regulations, best practices, and performance standards including working with Class
  • Ability to work with multiple discipline projects
  • Project management and supervision skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Approachable leadership style with good organisational and team management skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Detailed, proactive and solutions orientated
  • Ability to build relationships and influence people at all levels, to drive continuous improvements and behavioural change through the organisation
  • Experience with:
    • Reading + interpreting schematics and GAs
    • Developing quotations and commercial documents
    • HV/ LV power distribution systems including the design of switchgear, transformers, protection, and associated equipment
    • Rotating machinery
    • Cabling design / repairs + integration with on board power management systems
    • Modbus and TCP/IP communications protocols, and RS-485 and Ethernet interfaces
    • Application of power circuit monitoring equipment
    • Application of protective relaying, including over/under voltage, phase loss, frequency, G99, and sync check
    • Application of Automatic Changeover Circuits for Circuit Breakers (ACB’s, MCCB’s)


What will you get in return?

As a business we value our people, because it’s our people who set us apart. As a member of our team, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance-related bonus scheme and pay reviews
  • Bespoke training and career development opportunities including professional qualifications and accreditation
  • R&B is currently trailing a 9-Day Fortnight across the company
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Occupational Health Provider
  • Company wellbeing workshops
  • Access to mental health support and counselling
  • Sick pay scheme for those days you need to rest and recover
  • Auto-enrolment personal pension scheme which is matched by the company
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Commission scheme for engineers generating new enquiries
  • Discretionary 2 week paid sick leave allowance after probation
  • Social committee with calendar of regular social events – all paid for by the business
  • Individual recognition and reward schemes including employee of the year celebration
  • Free Parking

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about R&B, visit our website