Senior Project Manager

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As a Senior Project Manager you will manage your own projects or workstreams on major aviation projects. This opportunity will enable you to support the development of this growing and diverse business whilst progressing your own career. The focus of this exciting new role and opportunity is to help build the growing business and to support our Clients by winning and delivering high quality project and programme management services that contribute to society and make the communities in which we live and work better.

A bit about the team
We operate in Aviation, Highways, Rail and Maritime. Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as 'credible' and 'preferred' for our existing and new clients.

Main duties:
The successful management of the development, design stages, delivery and handover of projects as instructed, ensuring:

  • Processes and procedures are applied, and any governance protocols followed
  • A project management plan is developed and maintained for each project
  • Projects are scoped in accordance with agreed project objectives
  • Deliverables are clearly identified and executed
  • Key parameters of cost, time and quality are achieved providing a coherent and realistic action plan against deficiencies
  • Liaise with the projects H&S&W and CDM Representative, acting on advice provided to ensure that project / contactor CDM and Health and Safety compliance matters are satisfactory discharged and/or adhered to
  • Establish effective stakeholder and communication management processes and structures across the project, Client and stakeholder teams, undertaking stakeholder mapping and understanding the role of project influencers, developing strong working relationships where appropriate. Specifically consider all necessary actions in terms of liaison, process mapping and reporting with statutory and technical assurance bodies, mitigating potential delays and costs to project performance through timely submissions and consenting requirements
  • Liaise and work across all commercial, procurement and general project control functions, providing the necessary project management input to deliver projects within the agreed project parameters
  • Assess the necessary level of resources and competence in the supply chain teams, taking all necessary reactive measures where required to ensure the required performance
  • Successful administration of the NEC suite of contracts for professional and contractor commissions as dictated by the projects, addressing performance to ensure contractually successful outcomes
Candidate Specification :

Required for the position of Senior Project Manager:

  • Membership of the APM
  • Chartered (or working towards)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the NEC Contract
  • Experience of acting as NEC Project Manager
  • Extensive experience of managing national infrastructure Consultants and Contractors to deliver property, highway waste or environmental design and construction projects
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with a wide diversity of internal and external stakeholders including residents, elected members, council officers, partner agencies and local businesses
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with local authority members and officers at all management levels
  • Experience of programme and project management processes required to deliver a £100m+ highway project from statutory process stage to project closure within an office and construction site environment
  • Experience of project management processes required to deliver a large project programme of smaller projects from (£50,000 to £10,000,000) throughout the project lifecycle which are related to property, highway, waste or environmental capital works
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders including utility companies, Highways England, Environment Agency, Natural England and Network Rail
  • Experience of managing and leading large project teams to successful outcomes
  • High degree of commercial acumen and knowledge of planning and project controls
  • Ability to operate both autonomously and as a part of a larger team
  • Excellent IT Skills - Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills including writing reports and presenting
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, stakeholders, colleagues and the supply chain
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Flexibility to travel to client sites and other MM offices
Preferred but not essential:
  • NEC accreditation (3 or 4)
If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.
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