Senior Project Manager - Local Government
||Eunomia Research & Consulting
Hours of work:
Full time, contracted to 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
As soon as successful candidate is able to start. An indication of the notice period you are required to work out (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date should be identified in your application form.
About the company:
Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent and ethical environmental consultancy. We are a mission oriented business and our goal is to be influential in bringing about positive change: we embrace this in all that we do.
We specialise in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, circular economy, low carbon energy, marine planning, natural economy and climate change mitigation. With the continuous increase of environmental issues across today’s headlines, these fields are gaining momentum on a global scale and, like our specialisms, we too are growing as a business. Eunomia currently has over 70 employees worldwide, working across a range of offices throughout the UK and Europe, as well as in New York and Auckland.
We are appointed advisors to numerous blue-chip companies, private equity funds and lenders. We also work with a broad range of organisations from trans-national bodies such as the OECD, UNEP and the European Union, through to national governments, local authorities and business support organisations (including Scottish Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP). Our ability to think creatively in a commercial context alongside our reputation for being at the leading edge of emerging environmental policy and good practice, allows us to effectively and efficiently focus our client support and advisory services.
Our desire to lead by example, and our enthusiastic and supportive team, makes Eunomia a stimulating and rewarding place to work.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will manage a range of high profile consultancy projects predominantly in the areas of waste operations and resources management. You will work on projects primarily for local authorities, but also for national government bodies and waste management companies. You will manage multiple projects at a given time, ensuring delivery of high-quality products within budget, which meet the client’s requirements and that provide a lead-in to obtaining further work.
In a typical week, you will be expected to manage competing priorities between yours and others’ projects, as timescales inevitably shift and resources are required to be moved between projects within the business. You will need to report on project progress, including financial tracking of projects, and communicate with both clients and your project teams to ensure that the project stays on track.
Your work is expected to include:
• Management of multiple complex projects at any one time, with a focus on developments and changes to the way waste and recycling services are delivered;
• Identification and management of a wide group of stakeholders including senior local authority officers and elected members;
• Internal management and coordination of project teams to include:
oEnsuring timely technical project input is received from technical leads;
oLiaison with Project Director on strategic project issues; and
oAssignment of responsibilities;
• Monitoring deadlines/deliverables;
• Project team and client communications including updates on project progress, chairing client meetings and the communication of project risks and issues;
• Creating and delivering project work plans and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements;
• Coordination and delivery of tasks in order to meet the required outcomes of the project;
• Ensuring project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored;
• Regular financial project reporting including analysing variation from project budget and initiating corrective actions;
• Setting up and maintaining risk registers, change logs, issue registers;
• Getting to grips with and being able to convey the overall technical approach to projects to both internal staff and clients, including delivery of project tasks as needed;
• Report writing and presentation of results, alongside technical staff; and
• Line management of consultancy staff.
Emma Tilbrook, Senior Consultant
James Fulford, Director - Local Environment
We are looking for an experienced project manager with at least four years’ experience of managing multiple projects and project teams, with a focus on managing developments and changes within local government services. Therefore, you will be someone with experience of project management in relation to professional services and/or consulting to local and central government, or experience working inside local government, with the ability to manage teams of technical consultancy staff to ensure timely delivery of quality.
The role is well suited to a creative problem solver and a good communicator: you need to have the aptitude to see where the underlying problems lie, and the internal and client communication skills to be able to articulate these insights and to take actions as required, even where the client, or members of the project team, may have a slightly different analysis.
You will most likely be an organised, efficient and ambitious self-starter, with a desire to help us capitalise on our reputation, our contacts, and our expertise to help us build our expanding business. Applicants who also demonstrate a good level of commercial awareness and an aptitude for business development are particularly welcomed.
Candidates should reflect our values and commitment to quality and are expected to be self-disciplined, well organised and to be able to present themselves in a professional manner. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental issues is expected.
• At least four years industry experience managing complex projects, clearly demonstrating strong project management skills;
• Relevant sector experience (e.g. waste, recycling, waste operations);
• The ability to manage multiple clients, stakeholders and projects simultaneously;
• Experience of project management in relation to professional services and/or consulting to local government/UK public sector, or experience working inside local government;
• Experience of managing projects where a significant level or change/transition is being implemented;
• Excellent organisational and communication skills;
• The ability to support key staff in managing their own input into projects;
• Ability to think critically and strategically;
• Strong report writing expertise and excellent written English;
• A high level of commercial awareness;
• Strong IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office software;
• Willingness to ‘muck-in’ and carry out a range of tasks as required; and
• A commitment to the environmental and public service principles which drive Eunomia.
• An operational understanding of how local authority waste and recycling collection services are delivered;
• Experience in line managing people;
• Experience in setting project budgets;
• Experience in formulating proposals for consultancy projects and for bidding for similar projects;
• A project management qualification or accreditation (e.g. PRINCE2 or MSP, APM membership); and
• Business development and networking skills.
Dependent on experience and credentials.
• Death in Service scheme;
• Private Healthcare;
• Group Pension; and
• Income Protection Scheme (after completion of probationary period)
24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.
In order to be considered all applications must include a Cover Letter and an Application Form, this can be downloaded from the link below, or by clicking "Apply” which will take you to our website. Once you have completed your cover letter and application, all applications must be submitted electronically via email. To find this email address, please see the job description on Eunomia’s website: http://www.eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia/?
1)A formal covering letter should be submitted in a word format, not PDF (maximum 2 pages of A4) addressed to Emma Hanlon summarising your suitability, your credentials, and reasons for applying.
2)A completed application form which should be downloaded from http://www.eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia/
3)The completed application form should be submitted in a word format, not PDF and contain all the necessary information required by Eunomia.
4)This is a blind application process so CVs will not be considered. Any applications without a complete application form will be rejected.
5)The deadline for applications is midnight 22/7/18.
6)First interviews will be held in London, week commencing 30/7/18 and will include a presentation, details of which will be confirmed at the time of invitation to interview. Second interviews, if required, will be at a date to be confirmed.
Hardcopy applications will not be considered.
If you have any queries please submit these by email or phone to Emma Hanlon. For contact details please visit Eunomia’s website.
The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.
Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.
Company no. 4150627