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Project Manager- Highways

  • Job reference: R-029752
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells

Faithful+Gould are currently recruiting for a highly competent Project Manager or Senior Project Manager with experience in the delivery of infrastructure/highways projects to support our Tunbridge Wells, Epsom and Chichester offices, servicing highways and infrastructure projects in our South East region. The right individual will possess experience in the management of design of infrastructure/highways projects and construction using NEC 3/4 contracts.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to grow with our Infrastructure team, with the potential for rapid career progression for the right candidate. This role provides the opportunity to work on a range of infrastructure projects and to develop the Infrastructure team in the South East.

We are looking for a collaborative, engaging and adaptable individual to:

  • Provide effective delivery of project management services regionally across the infrastructure, highways and civil engineering sector.
  • Build successful working relationships with local and national highways authority clients
  • Provide support to the regional management team in the growth of the sector regionally, and collaborate effectively with other regions to share knowledge, best practice and opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility, under minimum supervision, as NEC3/4 Project Manager for larger, more complex projects relating to highways and infrastructure; including pre and post project controls.
  • Awareness of statutory processes/requirements outside of direct Construction (design, planning, road orders, land, statutory undertakers etc.).
  • Having leadership skills necessary to direct and manage the project team ensuring the quality and timeliness of service delivery
  • Being a good ambassador for Faithful+Gould, your profession and the professional institution to which you belong.
  • Providing guidance and presenting technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings.
  • Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core competencies.
  • Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.
  • Applying the principles of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisation's Policies.
  • Developing your understanding of the organisation's Policy and arrangements for managing your own personal safety while at work.
  • Complying with the Project Management toolkit.
  • Act as Highways and infrastructure account manager for clients, providing service delivery, demonstrating your role as a key stakeholder and first point of contact.
  • Understanding the clients' programme and project objectives.
  • Playing an instrumental role in generate repeat business, winning new work and developing business opportunities. Including fee proposals and bid submissions.
  • Enhancing your communication skills, particularly with customers, to reflect the organisation's values.
  • Manage and take responsibility for commercial aspects of commissions including governance, fee management.
  • Manage workload and resources
  • Building on your understanding of Faithful+Gould's and Atkins' service offering and promoting the benefits these bring to clients.
  • An understanding of the wider Faithful+Gould and Atkins business, including appreciation of activities outside your own team/region, overall services offered and strategic objectives.
  • Consciously monitoring how you interact with others, in accordance with the organisation's values.
  • Line management duties
  • Mentoring trainee, assistant and graduate colleagues.

Requirements

  • Member (or working towards membership) of a professional body, ideally in a highways related field (e.g Chartered Engineer), other professional memberships will be considered.
  • Active involvement on several commissions/projects as Project Manager under the NEC form, utilising the various options.
  • Established knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project and overall project management techniques
  • Competent knowledge of a range of available procurement options
  • Effective review of contracts documents including familiarity with contractual obligations, breaches and remedies.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of programme and scheduling software. Forensic programming skills desirable but not essential.
  • General knowledge of current legal and regulatory developments in respect of construction and associated law.
  • Possess sound technical health, safety and environmental knowledge, applicable to the business and wider construction industry.
  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other role related software packages.
  • Reliable mathematical ability and accuracy in all your work, and good standard of literacy and presentation skills.
  • Client facing experience, including working with clients on a commission/project basis in conjunction with senior colleagues.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to oversee a team on commissions/projects/programmes
  • Confident, outgoing, with the drive to succeed and develop.

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, well-being, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com 
 

Security Clearance: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.