Project Manager

Mott MacDonald

Location: Reading

Job Type: Full time

Posted


One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

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 its employees?

As Project Manager you will be responsible for the entire scope required for successful delivery of projects.

Working within the Environment and Water Portfolio, with clients such as Thames Water and Southern Water, you will be responsible for the delivery of both above ground and below ground water and wastewater construction projects. Roles typically being secondment to the client, but not always.

Role summary


Responsible for delivery of projects (client side) ensuring:

  • Delivery on time within cost and to stated quality standards
  • Ensure the embedding of sustainability principles
  • Deliver within specified internal and client governance tolerances
  • Ensure the relevant safety management system has been employed
  • Coordinate and manage contract requirements (NEC or Icheme
  • Responsible for capturing cost efficiencies during pre-construction phases without compromising the scope of the project
  • Responsible for taking the project to the Investment Committee and guarantee the allocation of capital allowing the progress of the project throughout the lifecycle
  • Be accountable for the expenditure, and overall out turn cost for the project including authorisation through specified governance.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the change control process is followed including managing and recording all change to time, cost and quality.
  • Active stakeholder management to clarify requirements and agree project objectives and priorities. Maintain stakeholder involvement in key decisions.
  • Manage project risk and opportunities effectively - take responsibility for the identification, allocation and management of the project risk and opportunities, taking effective mitigation measures to reduce risk.
  • Be accountable for the commercial objectives specific to the project - ensure necessary reporting & information is delivered on time, to the required standard.
  • Maintain excellent communications with the client and wider programme team.
  • Be responsible for the project programme. Work with multidisciplinary delivery teams to update the programme as required.

Required for the position of Project Manager

  • A degree in engineering or project management subject
  • A relevant professional qualification preferably APM
  • Full Membership, or working towards full membership of a relevant chartered body; MAPM, MCIWEM, MICE, MCIOB, MRICS etc..
  • Project management experience across a range of disciplines, contract/procurement
  • Experience of managing projects within the Water and Environment Sector
  • Experience of practical application of contracts terms
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Experience of working 'client side' for utilities companies is advantageous

We are actively recruiting a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. We recognise that differences in ability, skills and experience are a strength and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.