Project Manager

Job number:

Project & Asset

Career area:
Project Management

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Role Purpose:

•            Project Management 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.

•            Project Managers will be 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



•            Responsible for 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/ skills:

•            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


Personal Attributes:

•            Proactive problem solving

•            Excellent communication skills

•            Strong safety management culture

•            Self aware and adaptable style to meet varying project needs

•            Resilient

•            Presentation skills.

•            Team building skills.

•            Ability to prioritise and self manage

•            Ability to develop relationships and engender trust

•            Demonstration of commitment to ongoing personal development via CPD



•            Experience of managing project delivery to existing highway or structures assets in a live operational environment or transferrable experience from a comparable role

•            Recent experience of coordinating interfaces with other disciplines and design teams

•            Experience of managing projects through complete lifecycle

•            Experience in the design and construction of highways or structures projects