David Elliott

David Elliott

Director of Operations


I was born in Workington and studied Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University before returning to West Cumbria to work for Albright & Wilson (A&W) in Whitehaven. I held numerous operational roles including Team Leader on a Phosphoric Acid Plant working on shifts and then as Plant Manager of the largest Sulphuric Acid manufacturing complex in the UK. I moved to Cheshire in the 90’s where I became Site Director of A&W’s Widnes manufacturing facility. I joined PM PROjEN in 2005 and my current role focuses on all operational elements associated with a 200 strong multi-discipline engineering business, including direct support to the engineering and project personnel. Part of my role in this respect involves drawing on my chemical engineering and process plant operational experience to help our personnel understand the challenges that many of our clients face in the operation, development and maintenance of production facilities in highly regulated sectors.

I believe in a philosophy of providing ‘tools not rules’ and I played a key role in the creation of a highly flexible and scalable (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited) Local Management System (LMS), which drives all of our business and project based activities. With the help of my support services team, we have created an intuitive, flow chart based system which is hosted on our SharePoint system allowing all personnel to gain easy access to the appropriate procedures. This system is much envied by our competitors and I’m really proud of what we have achieved.

Interesting Facts

I am very proud of my Cumbrian roots and although I live a little further south these days, I take every opportunity to get back to my home country to enjoy the delights of walking, good hearty food and the odd pint of real ale or a glass (or two) of red wine. I was also a bit of a footballer in my youth and I did score two goals past former Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Wolves Goalkeeper John Burridge.