Senior Project Manager

Job number:

Project & Asset

Career area:
Project Management

Contract type:

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Key responsibilities / duties:

  • To operate in the capacity of the Portfolio Manager in their absence

  • Portfolio management

  • Template and global programme and update processes and procedures

  • Global or master programme maintenance for whole portfolios

  • Portfolio income and cost profiles, overseeing and challenging the Project Managers input

  • Client liaison on a project and portfolio level

  • Chairing and driving regular (fortnightly) project reviews to ensure the following are current and live:

  • Project and division risk register

  • Project risk category (on financial spreadsheet)

  • Review submissions register

  • Review of AWN Correspondence Register progress comments and milestone dates

  • Project income and cost forecast (review of PM profiles)

  • Project change

  • Project priorities (for resource allocation)

  • Project change control and reviewing processes and procedure

  • Review submissions and reviewing processes and procedure

  • Allocation of projects to PMs based on appropriate knowledge, experience, ability and capability (work load)

Qualifications/ skills:

  • Experience in the delivery of highways construction & maintenance operations or similar transferable experience

  • Project Management skills, preferably supported by recognised PM qualification, PRINCE2, APMP etc.

  • Preference of minimum HNC / HND (or equivalent) in a civil engineering or other construction based discipline

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of other design areas

  • Understanding of Environmental requirements of schemes

  • Experience of coordinating interfaces with design teams and external resources

  • Understanding of H&S Requirements related to highway construction & maintenance works

  • Knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation

  • Competent in exercising the duties under CDM

  • Applicable CSCS Card

  • Team leadership and management experience in driving performance and productivity

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong customer focus with a service delivery mindset

  • Commercial understanding and budgetary control experience

  • Understanding of Lean principles

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


  • Experience at a senior level in the delivery of highways construction & maintenance operations or similar transferable experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role with demonstrable competence in relation to the majority of responsibilities above

  • Experience of managing projects through complete lifecycle.