This major UK civil engineering contractor has now become a dominant force in Wales, The Midlands and South West England. With an experienced team at its core they are able to undertake a variety of projects from water, rail, highways and infrastructure. To continue on their successful growth programme and meet their loyal client's needs they are needing to recruit a Senior Project Manager to the already successful team. The successful candidate can expect excellent career opportunities, not just in the regional business, but also in the national group company as well.
Based within the South West of England initially working on our schemes within the Portsmouth area, we are looking for an experienced individual looking to take the next career step.
We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it's important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.
Reporting to the Contracts Manager, the suitable candidate will have a responsibility to ensure that the Projects are accurately priced, delivered on time and to budget in a safe, environmentally friendly manner and to the high-quality standards set. They will also:
Engage with the Client during the Design phase building the Target Cost to ensure the schemes are priced accurately and risks are understood and allocated between the relevant parties
Develop agreed programmes and methodologies during the Design phase
Comply with all Client and legal obligations throughout the duration of the projects.
Comply and implement the companies Integrated Management System procedures and guidance and promote its implementation with the Project Team
Develop a proactive working relationship with Clients and Consultants and report any potential issues or opportunities to the Contracts Manager
Familiarise themselves with all Contract Documentation and Drawings including Company Management Plans to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the Project
Implement and address items requested by the Contracts Manager, and review the Contract Programme for their Projects and inform of any improvements or concerns
Monitor delivery of the project, identifying risk and opportunities to optimise project delivery through the development and management of a Project Risk Register for wider programme issues, ensuring that the Agents develop and manage their section specific Risk Registers for local issues
Set and align targets in line with budget forecast, review cost/value with the Managing Quantity Surveyor through weekly cost meetings
Identify and action improvements to prevent losses, maximise profitability, and report Cost/Value to the Contracts Manager on a Monthly basis
Promote and lead the site safety culture, ensuring that all works are carried out in a planned, controlled and safe manner, in accordance with statutory regulations, current standards, and the Company SHEQ standards
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a candidate ideally with previous Project Management experience within an operational environment who possesses the following skills/experience:
Extensive experience of Civil Engineering industry particularly ideally with experience of road works etc.
Strong personal and organisational skills
Strong communication and IT skills
Good attention to detail
To be self-motivated and be able to prioritise and manage workload
To be responsive to the needs of internal and external customers and colleagues
Preferably a further education qualification e.g. Degree or HND/HNC (ideally relatable to Civil Engineering)