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Assistant Project Manager

  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Water, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Nathaniel Drew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5526
  • Expiry Date: 05 March 2024
  • Job Ref: 406069NDR

We are looking to strengthen our Project Delivery team with an Assistant Project Manager based at Knapps Mill WTW in Christchurch with hybrid working available.

You will report directly to the Project Manager and your role will be to work with a Project Manager on a single or portfolio of projects providing support to the PM’s general duties and taking the lead on project governance, supply chain relationships, takeover and client facing outputs. Supporting the development and continuous improvement of the project team and supply chain, striving to deliver enhanced health, safety, quality & environmental outcomes, customer satisfaction and commercial success. The APM acts as the PM’s Deputy and supports the PM in liaison with the Client.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting the project team in ensuring that all legal and industry standards impacted by the project are achieved.
With the PM ensuring that H&S management arrangements and people are in place for the duration of the project.
Administration of the Project Management Plan ensuring that Quality Assurance has been accommodated for in all parts.
Ensure that the Business Management System is deployed.
Ensure that all staff working on the project have enough training and experience for the role they are performing.
To have an understanding of all aspects of the client contract and the contracts cascaded to the project supply chain.
Supporting the PM & QS in supply chain notifications of potential EWN’s, CE’s, CI or change in scope.
Working with the PM & QS to ensure supply chain project costs do not exceed allowances.
Working with the LDE, PM & QS to manage internal design costs.
To become proficient in the use of client’s digital platforms
Ensure that project outputs are cascaded and communicated as appropriate to design and construction project team members.
Manage accountability of internal and external stakeholders in relation to programme obligations.
Escalate to the Project Manager or QS any key project issues and risks with mitigation plans and actions.
uality management and reporting to be in place and client KPI’s to be managed.
Continuous improvement against contractual key performance indicators.
Take a lead role in the project governance from a client facing perspective ensuring that all contractually required documentation is progressed with the PM.
Assist in the resource profiling of the project programme & project team.
Supporting the Site Manager in look ahead and supply chain progress reporting.
The APM represents the PM when attending Client meetings, reporting back to the PM on any issues or actions that arise.
About The Candidate

Educated to HND/HNC and vocational professional/management qualifications or transferable role specific experience.
Good working knowledge of all relevant H&S legislation and in particular duty holder relationships of CDM.
H&S qualification SMSTS/IOSH/NEBOSH
Member of relevant professional body (e.g. APM, CMI, ICE)
Working towards professional recognition with a chartered body.
Experience of the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects.
Internal & external stakeholder management.
Excellent communicator.
Self-motivated, resilient, and tenacious under pressure.
Leadership & management skills.
Full driving licence.

Experience in water treatment plants
Have good knowledge of digital delivery tools.

Technical Competencies: Skilled

1. Contract Management
2. Governance
3. Budgeting and cost control
4. Risk, Opportunities and issue management
5. Project Planning (schedule)
6. Digital Delivery
7. Procurement (negotiations and management)
8. Solutions development (pre- construction / design development)
9. Client, stakeholder and conflict management
10. Resource management
11. Change management
12. Quality management

Behavioural competencies: Skilled

1. Communication
2. Collaboration
3. Client Focus
4. Striving for Results
5. Integrity, Trust and Respect
6. Coaching and Providing Feedback
7. Leadership

Packages include -

A competitive salary
Hybrid Working (Jobs needs dependent)
Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
Contribution Pension scheme
Life Assurance
Health Insurance
Private Medical Insurance