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Project Manager

  • Job reference: R-053340
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Cambridge

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression and diversity.  Placing a strong emphasis on the training, development and assessment of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing cutting-edge expertise.

At Faithful+Gould, we believe that, in today’s global market, diverse groups make better decisions and that better decisions lead to better business results. We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where world-class talent knows no distinctions and is empowered to realize their full potential as important members of our team.

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s largest project and cost management consultancies, employing over 2000 staff, with a turnover in excess of £70 million and an expanding office base in the Asia Pacific region, Continental Europe, the UK and USA.
We are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager in our Cambridge Office to focus on our Higher and Further Education clients, including the University of Cambridge Colleges & Estates Division and DfE.

This is an incredible opportunity for the right candidate to build on the success of the current team and to help take forward a market-leading project management business in the Eastern Region.

We are looking for a Project Manager to:

  • Lead and manage aspects of commissions and/or projects including governance, fee management activities, internal job costings and resource requirements.
  • Take a hands-on approach to manage the client relationship and service delivery on a project basis in conjunction with other colleagues.
  • Work collaboratively with Faithful+Gould’s commercial management, health & safety and building surveying teams in project delivery
  • Take the lead, set the pace and monitor all deliverables at every stage to ensure that an accurate, professional and quality service is delivered to clients.
  • Play a key role in generating repeat business and new business opportunities/market opportunities.
  • Apply the principles of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisation's Policies.
  • Managing assistant and graduate colleagues, including undertaking performance and development reviews and mentoring/coaching less experienced colleagues.


  • Work within a team to provide a range of Project Management/Employer’s Agent duties from project inception through to completion.
  • Lead and provide effective delivery of Project Management services across a range of market sectors.
  • Support Senior Project Managers on complex multi-faceted projects.
  • Provide support to Project Team Leaders as required on business issues.
  • Supporting clients’ procurement strategies, including Construction Management.
  • Site presence as required by specific project deliverables
  • Prepare data and reports to timescales in a format required by line management/clients.
  • Assist in the mentoring and development of junior staff.
  • Work collaboratively with other service teams to provide an integrated approach to client delivery.
  • Managing client relationships and service delivery on a project basis, in conjunction with senior management.


  • A relevant construction qualification and/or working towards professional membership of a recognised institution i.e. APM, CIOB or RICS.
  • Prince 2 Practitioner (desirable)
  • Experience in programming and reporting; familiar with RIBA Plan of Work
  • Competent user of all Microsoft Packages, including Microsoft project
  • Hold a broad contact and knowledge base of local markets and will be able to demonstrate a track record of supporting on the generation of repeat business.
  • Extensive experience with both private and public sector clients on major projects and a working knowledge of JCT and NEC forms of contract.
  • Commercially aware, work well as part of a team and demonstrate the people management skills to support and mentor where required.
  • Experience across all bands in the Education sector, particularly Higher and Further.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project coupled with a competent knowledge of a range of project procurement options.
  • Great interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively (both internally and with clients), and a willingness and determination to progress your career quickly.
  • The necessary ambition and drive to deliver a high-quality professional service.
  • IT skills, such as Office, Outlook and BIM
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Self-motivation and keen to become an integral office team member.
  • An ability to make you own informed decisions and work unsupervised when necessary.
  • Full driving licence (desirable).

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. The opportunity to draw from our wider international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured training scheme and endorse Continuous Professional Development Activities. 

Rewards and Benefits: 
Faithful+Gould 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: 
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 refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould, 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.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how