Junior Project Manager

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Job Details

Darlington, England Hybrid
£25,000 - £33,000 per annum - dependant on experience
Full-time - Permanent
Project Management
31 Oct 2021 - 23:59
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About CPI

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Hybrid Working

We’re embracing hybrid working to build a happier, more productive, and environmentally conscious workplace. Discover more about our new flexible working approach.

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Why this role is important for CPI’s work

Due to an internal promotion, CPI has an opportunity for a Junior Project Manager to join the team based at Darlington. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead teams working on innovative, cutting edge, versatile projects that deliver real work social impact through the development of next-generation medicines. No two projects or project teams at CPI are alike, this will provide you with true variety in your day-to-day activities.

CPI handles many projects of varying scale and scope, both commercial and public-funded. The Junior Project Manager will be required to take overall responsibility for a limited number of internal and external (customer) small to medium-sized projects. In this role you will be required to deliver these non-strategic projects successfully to meet time, quality and cost targets, realising measurable benefits and thereby ensuring satisfied customers.

Here are some examples of projects we are currently working on so you can get a feel for the type of projects you will be getting involved in:



The Junior Project Manager role provides a great opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the development of next-generation therapeutics, supporting technologies and digital solutions in a management role.

The person we are seeking

You will be able to demonstrate understanding or experience of managing a project with financial and overall delivery responsibility.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, these are essential for the Junior Project Manager to establish a good rapport with customers from an early stage, then to develop a strong and constructive relationship with the delivery team.

It would be advantageous for you to demonstrate the ability to manage projects within a highly dynamic innovation R&D environment business

You will have experience working as part of a team, with a pro-active can-do” attitude are essential to delivering the role fully.

You will have proficient knowledge and experience working with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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