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Project Manager

  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: £65k - 80k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 5 months ago

  • Sector: Water, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Nathaniel Drew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5526
  • Expiry Date: 13 May 2024
  • Job Ref: 405233NDR

The Role:

The Project Manager is to deliver multiple ongoing projects, to the specified quality, the required programme and to the maximum commercial performance. The role also involves working closely with the Estimating Department, engineers, and surveyors to ensure that projects are completed safely, whilst ensuring customer requirements and expectations are always maintained or exceeded.

Key Responsibilities:

General management
Produce financial forecasts, monitor and control project costs and cost reporting, and produce monthly reports to the Contracts Manager on project performance, efficient team building and labour organisation
Deliver projects from the design phase to completion including all handover documentation
Review progress, budget resources and planning
Review work packages and ensure the scope of work is clearly defined and understood
Chair weekly site meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions
Build and maintain good relationships with the customer, framework suppliers and design consultants
Develop and maintain construction programmes with staff
Co-ordinate and manage site investigations during the ongoing construction process
Develop engineering solutions so that a buildable cost-effective construction solution is delivered that fulfils the client’s requirements
Ensure production and implementation of Project Plans, risk assessments, method statements, site waste management plans, and procurement of plant and materials are in line with company procedures
Ensure detailed site diaries/records are completed
Maintain commercial tension to drive out costs and challenge the status quo
Prepare comprehensive estimates for additional work outside target costs
Assist with estimating new tenders
Chase potential new clients

Health, safety and environmental

By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in the promotion of HS&E procedures and best practices, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations
Ensure all HSE-related documents are kept up to date
Produce monthly reports for the HSE team
Allocate HSE responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and provide training as necessary
Ensure that all subcontractors take appropriate steps to follow procedures and processes
Ensure that site waste management plans and site-specific environmental risk assessments are produced and maintained
Liaise with third parties to ensure compliance with HSG47, HAUC, NRSWA and Chapter 8 and other required regulatory standards
Provide training and briefings to the team, to lead cascade briefings, TBTs, 3 Pillar Forums and general briefings


Be responsible for managing and producing ITPs and ensure they are signed off by relevant parties
Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained
Close out any technical queries
Ensure as-builts and O&M manuals are submitted to the client on completion

Key measures & targets:

Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met
Contract timescales are met
Adherence to Business Unit Objectives
Ensure 3 Pillar KPI measures are met

Key relationships:

Customers and stakeholders
Subcontractors and suppliers
Site team members and support departments
Current and potential clients

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of managing projects within Civil, Water/Rail/Process Environments and MEICA Installation, also the candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:


Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, Design Management, Programme & Risk Management, and cost control including forecasting, actual cost, and value reporting.
Ability to use Primavera P6 software or equivalent
Degree/HNC in Civil Engineering, or equivalent
MEICA Capabilities
CSCS manager’s card
NEBOSH Construction Certificate
Knowledge of the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
Excellent communication, people, and team management skills, with the ability to influence, motivate and mentor
Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to a conclusion
Ability to manage and deliver a successful project with minimal guidance
Problem-solving and analytical thinking


Knowledge of the JCT form of contract