Assistant Project Managers

  • Construction Jobs
  • Cardiff, South Glamorgan
  • Oct 08, 2021
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Job Description

A hugely successful Global Infrastructure Consultancy actively needs graduate Assistant Project Managers to support the delivery of major critical highways infrastructure projects in Wales. You can be home based, with the flexibility to meet in the Regional offices and on Client sites when necessary or beneficial for all. The business needs to recruit ambitious civil engineers with proven experience in civil engineering and administration of the NEC suite of contracts to join the Highways Consultancy team in Cardiff. This role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within the business. The team is involved in some of Wales’s most complex and stimulating engineering projects that are diverse and technically demanding. Overview To provide competent and professional project and programme management services to the Project Sponsor or Client in the delivery of our commissions across several key projects. To provide support to and engage with senior project managers to ensure appropriate information is provided and advising on project delivery issues. To provide support to the senior project managers in the administration of contracts, in particular the administration of NEC PSC and NEC ECC contracts. To manage and / or deliver programmes of work to meet defined objectives. To deliver distinct elements of projects or contribute to the delivery of overall programmes of work. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of infrastructure projects and in particular highways. Alongside this, a working knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts, particularly the ECC is hugely beneficial. Duties will cover the project lifecycle including preliminary design assessment, procurement, contract administration and post contract delivery. You will be responsible for – Assisting in the management of projects and programmes of work, ensuring appropriate use of resources to deliver the required scope of work within set deadlines. Contributing to the management of a range of projects and monitoring progress in order to support the delivery to time and quality standards. Working within established financial systems and clearing project objectives to produce plans, schedules and track budgets, highlighting variances in order to manage and control project delivery targets. Liaising with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay, ensuring that all reasonable requests are met in a timely efficient manner. Co-ordinating, scheduling and reporting of activities related to stakeholder management, benefits management, business change management and project communications as agreed with the Project Sponsor. Supporting the Project Sponsor or client in the development of the business case. Establishing the cost estimate for the project in line with the budget expectations including setting an appropriate level of risk provision or contingency. Planning and defining the project scope necessary to meet the project objectives. Planning and sequencing activities required to deliver the project scope and developing the project schedule. Assessing project risks and the development of response and mitigation actions. Interfacing with the Programme Manager, Project Managers and Planners to deliver professional and competent advice and support, to ensure that the projects are managed in accordance with the contract and meeting the required reporting deadlines. Assisting in managing a programme of current workload in order that all commissions receive the relevant allocation of resource to deliver them efficiently. Assisting the Senior Project Managers in the undertaking of NEC Project Manager duties including:- Assessing contractor submissions and preparing correspondence. Co-ordinating activities related to design reviews and applications for approvals, consents and regulatory requirements by contractors and / or design consultants. Ensure that all appropriate technical, safety, security and environmental standards are understood and correctly applied during the project implementation to ensure the project is compliant with all relevant standards, regulations and legislation. Monitor, control and report on project progress including providing regular, timely, accurate, progress reports, cash flow and cost of completion forecasts to the Project Sponsor or Client. Keep records of works undertaken and working with asset managers to ensure accurate as built records including health and safety information are created. Assist the Project Sponsor or Client in defining the contract strategy, the selection and coordination of contractors and suppliers and ensuring that the execution of the project is in accordance with contract and the job specification. Follow contract risk management and processes to support the senior project manager, client and wider project team in necessary change and commercial aspects of project delivery. Responsibility for internal management of projects including quality, fee and health and safety matters. Qualifications Bachelor / Master’s degree qualified in civil engineering or other relevant business discipline. Working towards a relevant professional certification or have chartered engineer (IEng or CEng) status. Member of the Institution of Chartered Engineers appropriate to professional status. Desirable skills Proven track record delivering highway related projects. Experience in administering multi-disciplinary construction project work packages / contracts utilising forms of contract, typically from the NEC suite. Strong knowledge of best practice project management methods and techniques Up to date HSEQ knowledge and experience Good Commercial Management and financial management skills Highly competent in the use of the Microsoft suite of products Comfortable communicating with all levels of management, clients and stakeholders. Ability to work independently Will have analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to clients, colleagues and stakeholders. The business is focussed on ensuring that staff are mentored and supported throughout their career development, and are provided with the mechanisms to attain each individuals short and long term goals. They provide competitive and rewarding packages that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable and supportive community. There are performance-related bonus schemes as well as employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, support with professional development, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme. The business firmly and passionately believes that by working together, a diverse community in the UK and across all their Global offices, all with different experiences and backgrounds, develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how the community improves quality of life and the business works closely with the teams across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to everyone’s success. Moss Agate Limited and its’ Clients operates as equal opportunities employers and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership