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Project Manager

  • Salary: Up to £300 per day
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Highways & Transport
  • Job reference: BBBH381806

Job description

Role Profile

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: County Hall Oxford

Operating Unit: Infrastructure Services

Contract Start: 12th November 2018

Contract End: 22nd February 2019

Contract Type: PSC

Day Rate: £300.00

Job Purpose

The Oxfordshire Highways contract is a fully integrated contract and strong project management from scheme conception to delivery is essential. A key part of the role will be to ensure that projects are fully resourced and comprehensively planned, with clear and robust reporting following the county council's corporate governance procedures. The role will involve planning and co-ordinating the work of multi-disciplinary teams and therefore, effective leadership and organisational skills are essential.

Managing these projects through the planning, design and construction stages will be critical to the success of the projects.

Key Accountabilities

Managing projects on a day-to-day basis within the remit provided Oxfordshire County Councils Project Sponsors.

Ensuring that the projects produce the required products, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Working with the Design & Construction teams to establish the project organisation ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood for each team member.

Performing project planning, monitoring and control on the project.

Ensuring that statutory processes are followed and appropriate consents are obtained.

Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans and initiating corrective action where necessary.

Reporting through agreed reporting lines on project progress.

Ensuring that the project sponsor has relevant up to date information on the project and is involved in major decision making, including gateway reviews.

Production and updating of project programme, utilising ASTA unless otherwise agreed.

Accountable for ensuring gateways and milestones are delivered to programme.

Ensuring cost estimates are obtained at appropriates stages as defined in the project brief/log or as agreed with the Project Sponsor.

Ensuring all required documentation is prepared and available for gateway reviews.

Updating and maintaining all project documentation, in particular programme, brief, cost estimate and risk register.

Management and issue of Early Warnings and Compensation Events.

Supporting the administration CDM requirements.

Working Environment

The role is office based with a requirement for site visits

Person Specification


Degree or equivalent in engineering or project management

Knowledge and Experience

Excellent project management skills

Excellent communication and reporting skills, working at all levels and able to communicate complex issues in a clearly and understandable way

Ability to lead and manage multi-disciplinary professional teams and co-ordinate delivery of complex work packages

Sound commercial awareness and ability to spot commercial risk and take appropriate action

Effective control and management of project risk

Flexible and positive approach with a 'can do' attitude.

Proactive and keen to learn new systems and processes and contribute toward improvements by challenging "the way things have always been done"

Effective communicator both written and verbal. Comfortable to challenge and put forward ideas.

Good at building strong and effective working relationships with people at all levels - from the client to colleagues and contacts across the wider Skanska organisation.

Team player able to work to deadlines and deliver assigned tasks autonomously within a defined framework.

Key Competencies

Customer Focus - Acts with customer in mind, by understanding customer needs, and always trying to meet expectation of internal and external customers

Decision Quality - Makes good decisions, based upon a mixture of analysis experience and judgement.

Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems and analyses success and failure fort ways to improve. Is open to change and unfamiliar tasks

Problem Solving- Uses logic and honest analysis to find effective solutions to problems, Looks beyond the obvious and can see hidden problems

Perseverance - Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish even in the face of resistance. Seldom gives up before finishing

REF - 381806

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