Project Manager

Location:England
Job Type:Full Time

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million's to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.
Our environment and water portfolio is primarily a UK based business delivering project, programme and commercial management services to regulated water/wastewater clients and the Environment Agency. Our work stretches across the entire project lifecycle, from pre-contract cost estimating and benchmarking to post contract QS services and commercial assurance. For project and programme management we deliver capital projects on behalf of our clients, both internal and external that range from several hundred thousand pounds in value to major projects and programmes worth over £0.5billion. Additionally we are the home of the cost intelligence service, a specialist team of data analysts and economists who provide expert advice across all sectors on inflation and indexation. We currently work with around half of the UK's regulated water.
This is a technical role, managing suppliers (Consultants and Contractors) from one of our Frameworks who will be appraising, designing and delivering flood risk management projects. It will involve managing costs and outcomes against forecasts and targets, quality assuring, and deliverables against scope of service documents that you will be producing.
There may also be the requirement to attend meetings at different locations and site visits if required.
  • Responsible for delivery of projects, ensuring:
  • Delivery on time within cost and to stated quality standards
  • Ensure the embedding of sustainability principles
  • Effective management of health, safety and wellbeing of all those engaged on the project
  • Ensure the relevant safety management system has been employed
  • Coordinate and manage contract requirements (NEC) relating to design solutions, construction and commissioning
  • Be accountable for the expenditure, and overall out turn cost for the project including authorisation through specified governance
  • Ensure effective communication and interfaces with the supply chain and procurement functions
  • Active stakeholder management to clarify requirements and agree project objectives and priorities. Maintain stakeholder involvement in key decisions
  • Manage project risk and opportunities effectively - take responsibility for the identification, allocation and management of the project risk and opportunities, taking effective mitigation measures to reduce risk
  • Be accountable for the commercial objectives specific to the project - ensure necessary reporting & information is delivered on time, to the required standard
  • Maintain excellent communications with the wider programme team
The key skills required which will be matched to grade include:
  • A degree in Project Management/Project Management training, relevant qualification with the APMP
  • Microsoft Project Competence
  • PSC & ECC Contract Management
  • Experience of NEC contracts and their application
  • Contract Strategy Knowledge & Experience
  • Developing 5 Case Business Case Models
  • Health & Safety Training such as CDM & CSCS Card
  • Environmental Assessment Understanding & Experience
  • Preparing Scope of Services for business case preparation, detailed design commissions and construction contract awards
  • Risk Management Experience
  • Stakeholder Engagement Experience
  • Experience of managing projects, preferably within the Water & Environment sector
  • Additional experience that would be beneficial:
  • Understanding Hydrology & Hydraulic Modelling Principles
  • Flood Damage Assessment & Economic Analysis
  • Appraisal/Feasibility Assessment Knowledge
  • EA Risk Training
  • Evaluating Low Carbon Solutions
  • Option Development Outline Design Management of Detailed Design
  • Construction Supervision
  • Securing External Funding