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Project Manager

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Recruiter: Highways England
Listed on: 1st April
Location: Bristol or Exeter
Salary/Rate: £40,911 - £45,004
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Your new role

We're looking for a talented, ambitious Project Manager to join our Regional Investment Programme team in the South West, the largest of Highways England's regions.  The role is crucial where you will be involved in the management of nationally significant projects.

Whether it's a building a half billion-pound road upgrade, delivering a package of environmental enhancements or taking responsibility for several £100m+ schemes, you'll be improving the region's road infrastructure, economy, environment and making our roads safer.  We will expect you to help us deliver these projects to world class standards, keeping the needs of our stakeholders and customers in mind, and be able to operate in a complex environment, delivering high quality work to tight timescales.

You'll come to us with strong experience of leading on the planning and delivery of a project in construction, infrastructure or a related industry. You'll need to be confident in handling key aspects of project delivery including governance, commercial management, quality assurance and managing the performance of a project team and supply chain

Your ‘home' office will be in Bristol or Exeter but we work flexibly and trust our people to manage their time and whereabouts to hit the best balance between home and work life. Travel, nationally and to our regional sites and stakeholders will be required.

What you will be leading on

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Project Director, Senior Project Manager, and key internal and external stakeholders, to ensure full mutual understanding of the projects' strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review project performance, and to agree solutions that resolve complex issues.
  • Responsible for creating high quality baseline management products, producing timely and accurate reports, and creating and maintaining specified records.
  • Design, agree and implement project plans, to ensure that all activities are appropriately organised to deliver project objectives, are appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes.
  • Oversee feasibility, design, and assessment work for proposed projects, to inform the development of business cases and investment proposals.
  • Manage development of robust business cases, to clarify business benefits, quantify resource requirements and identify project interdependencies
  • Identify and evaluate emerging risks, issues, dependencies and constraints associated with the project, escalating where appropriate. Where necessary develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these.
  • Commission and manage the performance of delivery partners and expertconsultancy support as appropriate, ensuring that project objectives and requirements are clearly understood, setting clear expectations for health and safety management, time and cost; and taking appropriate remedial action where necessary.
  • Line management and support of our Assistant Project Managers

To be successful

  • An NEC 4 accredited Project Manager with a proven demonstrable track record of managing NEC contracts.
  • Commercial Skills with a proven ability and relevant experience with NEC contracts to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver outcome and drive value for money.
  • Hold a relevant Project management qualification (Desirable)
  • Able to manage complex relationships with various stakeholders and be able to influence for positive outcomes.
  • Experience of managing business and/or value management cases for new projects through company defined governance, review and approval gates.
  • Experience of managing and maintaining agreed project plans and detailed stage plans in conjunction with delivery partners.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing the development of project plans and detailed stage plans in conjunction with delivery partners.
  • Experience of leading and developing a team of people

 A bit about us

Regional Investment Programme, part of Highways England's Major Projects Division, is responsible for delivering around 80 schemes worth in excess of £15bn that will enable economic growth and improve effectiveness of the strategic road network. These schemes and our mission are encompassed in the Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2) document that outlines our fully funded programme to 2025. We've stepped away from transactional project-based approaches to introduce portfolio management and regional accountability.

 Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

If you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation.

The Regional Investment Programme team in the south west has built a reputation internally for delivery and a can-do attitude; we are proud of the improvements and innovations we have delivered.  To deliver on our promises we need to build truly collaborative relationships with our supply chain over the next four years, holding each other to account on our behaviours and commitments.  We enjoy what we do and are a sociable (when we're allowed to be) and engaged bunch.  We want to attract people who will grow our delivery capability whilst contributing to that wider team ethos.  
And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

Contact Name: Highways England
Reference: TJ/7287/HIG04275
Job ID: 2915643

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