Project Manager

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UK18599

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Project Management

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CPS is a joint Venture project with Balfour Beatty, Atkins, and Egis. We operate and maintain the M25.

The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work in order to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer. Join our Project Management team as one of our Project Managers and be part of our legacy

About the role

  • 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 England (HE) 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
  • Deliver the portfolio of Improvement and Renewal projects to the agreed outcome of CP and/or HE objectives

What you will be doing

  • Be responsible for several 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
  • Report detailed status of each project at HE monthly meetings, including schedule and cost forecast
  • Liaise with Planner, Construction Manager, Project QS and Designers to develop individual project schedules and budget estimates
  • Liaise with Asset, PMO and Service Delivery teams 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
  • 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
  • Have an ability and willingness to travel to other offices and depots on the network as and when required

What we are looking for:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Understanding of Environmental requirements of projects
  • Knowledge of the NEC Contract and other relevant forms of contract
  • Knowledge of Quality Management
  • Self-aware and adaptable style to meet varying project needs
  • Ability to prioritise and self manage
  • Demonstration of commitment to ongoing personal development via CPD