Project Manager

Job Role:      Project Manager
Reports to:  Head of Projects
Location:     Hybrid between our Leeds office & field based 

The Company

Established in 2001, Aqua design, supply and install innovative temperature control solutions, across the UK. Our Sales, Hire and Service teams support customers from every industry sector, whether they are looking to purchase, hire or maintain equipment. Products include process chillers, adiabatic, dry air & free coolers, cooling towers, temperature control units, boilers, air conditioning units and portable heaters. As a business, we have a strong focus on energy efficiency and the ability to design completely bespoke solutions. Aqua are proud recipients of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

Due to our continued growth we are seeking a highly motivated Project Manager to join our current team. We have a strong culture and live to our core values; Care, Integrity, Technical excellence and a Can-Do attitude.


Responsible for the planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of cooling projects

Job Responsibility:

  • Assist sales engineers pre-order to produce costings on installation projects
  • Participate in review of new projects to finalise design, scope and commercial aspects of new orders.
  • Attend project handover with the sales engineer and client to confirm scope and timeline requirements.
  • Manage procurement for all equipment and subcontracts works related to all projects in your control.
  • Produce or take responsibility for production of schematic and general arrangement/installation drawings and ensure good document control so that contractor is using current version
  • Produce project plans for all projects and update as necessary
  • Co-ordination of equipment parts & subcontractors to ensure required time frames are achieved
  • Providing technical support to clients & engineers, co-ordinating projects
  • Liaising closely with clients, providing detailed updates on projects
  • Managing installations and commissioning of industrial cooling systems to ensure they are technically correct to an acceptable standard.
  • Managing engineers/teams on site, ensuring contract agreements are met and health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored
  • Works closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s)
  • Financial control of project to meet or ideally improve on budget
  • Assist in filtering design flaws throughout the project
  • Any other duties deemed necessary

Personal attributes:

  • A proven track record of strong Project management skills with 10years+ experience
  • Mechanical pipework or HVC background
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond in a calm manner to a demanding environment
  • Good attention to detail ensuring all aspects of the role are maintained to a high standard.
  • Team player who can collaborate with all areas of the business to ensure customers satisfaction
  • Self motivated, engaging, able to build rapport with clients and facilitate internal and external customers to drive the project forward
  • Well versed with NEC3 style contracts and their communication processes.
  • Used to dealing with end user clients
  • Experience working for firms that design and build rather than just install
  • Experience on 1 inch to 20 inch pipework
  • Experience of managing electrical and or civil installations
  • May come from a compressed air systems installer / low pressure hot water installer / material handling conveying systems installer / cooling tower installer
  • ‘Prince’ (or an other)
  • Microsoft Project or similar capability
  • AutoCAD experience (or an other)


  • Company Vehicle
  • Competitive Salary
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Health care
  • 8% Employer Pension contribution
  • Gym membership or a contribution towards membership

Employment Type

  • Full-time (37.5 hours a week)



Company Benefits​

In addition to a competitive salary package, all our employees receive the following company benefits:

  • Competitive Salary plus bonus incentive plan
  • Company Car for business and personal use.
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • 25 days holiday
  • Private medical cover
  • 8% Company pension contribution
  • Bike to work salary sacrifice vouchers
  • Gym membership in Fareham or contribution to a local one for remote workers
  • 5 days sickness cover, if unused the full or remaining balance will be paid in December

Aqua's core values include


We have such strong and enduring customer partnerships because we are always honest. Honest about what solution our customers need, not what we want to sell them, and honest about what it will take to deliver that solution to always manage and deliver against expectations.


At Aqua we have the opportunity to create real, tangible positive impact for our customers and their business, for their customers and for the environment. We take our role in that seriously and are committed to doing good.


We know everything about temperature control but our customers know their business better than us. When we work together internally and in partnership with customers to design solutions, success is guaranteed. It is true that power lies in partnerships.