Senior Project Manager, Italy (Ferentino)

Job description

This is NewCold

NewCold is service provider in cold chain logistics with a focus on the development and operation of large, highly automated cold stores. NewCold strives to be crucial in the cold chain of leading food companies, by offering advanced logistic services worldwide. We use latest technology that empowers our people, to handle food responsibly and guarantee food safety in a sustainable way. We challenge the industry, believe in long-term partnerships, and deliver solid investment opportunities that enable next generation logistic solutions.

NewCold is one of the fastest growing companies in cold chain logistics. We are expanding our teams to support this growth. More information on NewCold can be found on and our social media.

About the vacancy

At our newly to be built cold store in Ferentino (near Rome) you will be responsible for the construction of our facility, you will be part of a multifunctional team and be connected with many colleagues in our global business.

The purpose of the job is to effectively manage the construction site team and maintain a level of professionality necessary to achieve the project goals within the allotted time, budget and requested quality. To create and develop a professional culture on site, in line with our values and ensure that a positive attitude to Health & Safety is embedded within the team on site. This position will be the main point of contact between the building site itself, Head Quarters in Breda, contractors and suppliers worldwide.

What will you do?

  • Manage and maintain the high-level project deliverables
  • Efficiently create and or manage the project budget and schedule
  • Manage the design and procurement with support of headquarters in the Netherlands and the associated engineering companies
  • Manage the local project team and the sub-contractors / suppliers
  • Lead and organize Steering Committee meetings and the Project and site meetings
  • Record and manage all project documentation
  • Report regularly to the Management Team, and give the required input for reporting to the client and investorsMaintain effective and ongoing communication with all parties, including the dedicated project team, HQ in the Netherlands, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Assisting other NewCold Operations, including:
    • Support Business Development initiatives as and when required
    • Share best practices and standards with colleagues at other Newcold sites, and join collaborative projects
    • Continually look to opportunities for improvement
    • Ensure proper handover from project to the operations phase
    • Manage the permitting plan and the supplier management

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced project professional who is a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work well as an individual and in a team, with:

  • · Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate field of study – Engineering - Civil / Mechanical / Electrical
  • · Deep knowledge of principals, practices and theories within their own profession discipline
  • · Excellent leadership skills and efficient time management skills
  • · Strong and current awareness of external market trends and best practices
  • · Flexibility due to the international environment of the company
  • Willingness to be almost full time on the construction site in Italy (near Rome).
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office, MS Projects and AutoCAD
  • Speaking/writing fluent in the English and the Italian language.


  • · Experience with automated material handling installations
  • · Working knowledge of the implementation of a warehouse management system
  • · Certificates relevant to Project Management
  • · Experience working in “greenfield projects” with a value over € 40 Millions

Are you up for the job?

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to apply, please make sure that you leave your
CV in English. Suitable candidates will be invited for a first interview with our VP Project Management, a second interview will follow with a wider group of NewCold team members.

Why would you want to work for NewCold?

With the prospect of many new construction projects all over the world in the very near future, NewCold offers the opportunity to join a young but powerful company in the field of logistic services. We have the ambition and the potential to rapidly become the market leader in the field of modern and automated cold storage with additional supply chain services such as transport and distribution. Although our proposition comprises an attractive benefits and compensation package, the (international) scope and impact of the position may appeal to you even more.

Can we welcome you on board as our new Sr Project Manager and help continue our successful growth?