Senior Associate Project Manager/Director

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Associate Project Manager/Director

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.

Our Built Environment Advisory Team specialise in providing Programme, Project and Cost Management (PPCM) services to tackle a wide range of complex and challenging projects for our clients. Our focus on Excellence was recently recognised at the National Building Awards 2020, as winners of Surveyor of the Year and our diverse team PRIDE ourselves on the quality of the service we provide for our clients.

Driving Social Outcomes is at the heart of every project we work on and we specialise in working collaboratively with project stakeholders to maximise the potential for environmental, social and economic benefits to positively improve the communities in which we live work and play.

We have a very dynamic and diverse team who are leading our Digital by Default agenda by developing and rolling out digital PPCM solutions to drive efficiencies for our clients and enhance the use of project data to provide live analytics to inform project decision making.
We currently have three strategic areas of focus including:

  • Health - Assisting with the delivery of the Government's Health Ambitions
  • Government - Supporting the delivery of a number of Government led property programmes
  • Cities - Supporting or Cities clients deliver better social, economic and environmental outcomes

Owing to the expansion of our buildings portfolio we have an exciting opportunity for PPCM professionals to join our fast-growing team in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today. All of the programmes are long term opportunities allowing you to grow and develop your career throughout.

We are seeking a Senior Associate / Director of Project Management to support the growth of our London team overseeing our pre-contract and post-contract Cost Management services for a variety of public and private sector clients.

What you will contribute to the team:

  • Lead on developing strong relationships with Public Sector clients such as Local Authority's, Mayoral Development Corporations and Infrastructure Entities
  • Lead on developing strong relationships with Private Sector clients such as Developers
  • Identify opportunities, generate and execute capture plans to those into firm prospects
  • Contribute to positively influencing the industries understanding of Mott MacDonald's capabilities
  • Working alongside the existing team, contribute and shape internal Mott MacDonald strategies to grow the Cities portfolio in London
  • Drive the bidding process, ensuring bids are technically and commercially excellent, aligned to the Client's needs
  • Support staff recruitment to assure adequate resourcing and internal growth
  • Manage staff and associated workstream input whilst assuring to bring the right resources to deliver work to the client's satisfaction
  • Support project delivery, engaging expertise where required from across the Cities team and wider Mott MacDonald business
  • Anticipate client's needs and offer solutions accordingly
  • Comply with Mott MacDonald business management, quality assurance and ethics processes
  • Share leadership expertise with other staff and promote Accounts/portfolio work across the team
  • Manage risk and commercial performance on Accounts/portfolio projects
  • Assure high level reporting against targets/milestones
  • Assure the monitoring of budgets and staff utilisation against forecasts
  • Demonstrable relevant Project Management and Account Leadership experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of pre and post contract project management methodologies;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a larger team;
  • Be a MRICS / FRICS / APM / CIOB or equivalent Chartered Professional.

Other desirable qualities:

  • Relationship building skills -ability to build strong relationships with clients, teams and stakeholders as well as an ability to build and maintain networks of business contacts;
  • Willingness to mentor and coach junior members of the team to support career progression and chartership;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills;
  • Soft skills including self-motivation; taking initiative; leadership, adaptability and flexibility; effective listening, collaboration; influence and persuasion, insightfulness.
  • Drive to innovate and implement best practice.
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