Assistant Project Manager

Job number:
18319

Company/Division:
Project & Asset

Career area:
Project Management

Contract type:
Permanent


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Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients’ problems head-on. It’s a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

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Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation. Our Project & Asset Team currently have an opportunity to join their team for an Assistant Project Manager.

The Role:

  • Assist the Project Manager of Renewal and/or Improvement Project Projects from Inception to Close Out located across the entire Network. Project types include, Pavement projects, Safety improvement projects, Structures refurbishment, Geotechnical and Drainage works.
  • Assist the Project Managers on liaising with all Stakeholders for each project with particular focus on meeting requirement of Highways Agency (HA) and Connect Plus (CP) as primary Clients
  • Project portfolio delivery to time, cost, quality and delivering the agreed outcomes with full supporting documentation to allow project close out.
  • Working with Framework Contractors for project execution in accordance with the implemented Collaborative Management strategy
  • Application of innovative and efficient design and construction methods to all projects
  • Support delivery of all projects in accordance with Zero Harm plan implemented by business

 

Accountabilities:

  • Assist with a number of projects at different stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Commission and manage internal and external resources in terms of quality, budget and programme
  • Manage end to end project progress from asset team, designers, sub-consultants, construction team and contractors
  • Manage schedule and resolve delivery issues for each project
  • Manage cost plan for each project
  • Routinely report schedule, current spend and financial forecast of each project to HA and CP
  • Report detailed status of each project at HA monthly meetings, including schedule and cost forecast
  • Liaise with Planner, Construction Manager, Project QS and Designers to develop individual project schedules and budget estimates
  • Liaison with Asset team and Operations team as necessary
  • Maintain MS Project schedule to identify milestones and completion dates for tasks and teams
  • Assess, mitigate and manage progress, finance and delivery risks
  • Ensure key project enablers are implemented, TTROs, Road Space Bookings, Local Authority Consultation etc.
  • Ensure project transfer and ECI meetings occur
  • Prioritise critical path activities and manage resources accordingly
  • Adhere to project governance procedure and ensure all necessary supporting documentation is prepared and presented.
  • Coordinate all phases of the renewals and improvements process
  • Live the Connect Plus Services Values
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities

 

 

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Project Management Experience preferably supported by recognised PM qualification, PRINCE2, APMP etc.
  • Preference of minimum IEng qualification registered with Engineering Council and membership of appropriate professional institution (ICE or IHT) or working towards such qualification.
  • Broad skills, knowledge and understanding of Highway or Structures Engineering and associated design areas
  • Understanding of H&S Requirements related to Highway Engineering
  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation
  • Competent in exercising the duties under CDM
  • CSCS Card
  • Understanding of Environmental requirements of projects
  • Knowledge of the NEC Contract and other relevant forms of contract
  • Knowledge of Quality Management
  • Knowledge of HA procedures