Senior Project Manager – Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Senior Project Manager

Urban Connect

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Senior Project Manager

Job description

Senior Project Manager/Integrated Project Leader – Water Sector – @one alliance
Our client directly employ over 1,300 people across 9 office locations and hundreds of construction sites nationwide. They have a turnover in excess of £300 million, delivered by their water utilities design and build business.

Our client believe that when we care about what we do, we do it better. Because we care about our people – keeping them safe, making sure they are happy, enjoy coming to work and feel valued – we are committed to creating a fun workplace, where people have a voice, are safe, reach their potential and prosper, and where the rewards are shared.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
Our client are an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We promote an open and transparent culture and a workplace where everyone feels included and is treated fairly and with respect.

Agile working
We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.

Job Description, who are our client?

Here within the Anglian Water @one Alliance our client are a totally collaborative organisation made up of our seven partner companies (Anglian Water, Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB, MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO) and their extended supply chain, delivering over half of Anglian Water's capital investment programme.
They are now working on the latest Asset Management Period, known as AMP 7 and this will see them deliver a £1.4bn programme of work over the next five years. Are you ready to join our client? As they gear up to deliver the most exciting and innovative AMP we have ever seen?

To enhance our ability to develop an optimal programme portfolio for delivery, we are looking for a number of talented, enthusiastic and experienced Project Mangers to join the team as Integrated Project Leaders (IPL) to look after designated schemes and help us meet our objective of outperformance!

What will you be doing as one of our new Integrated Project Leaders/ Project Manager?

As an IPL, you'll lead and own a group of projects and develop delivery strategies before presenting and obtaining client approval through to handover. You'll oversee the design, construction, commissioning and after care of all projects to agreed handover timeframes and standards in a fast paced, demanding yet highly rewarding environment.

All of this, whilst delivering first class customer service and always looking at creative ways of adopting new ways of working and technology to truly add value!

Key responsibilities
Lead and own the end-to-end processes of a group of projects ensuring alignment with a range of outcomes and objectives by adopting various approaches to achieve and maximise outperformance
Ensure that Health & Safety, Environment & Quality (SHEQ) is considered during the development and implementation of strategies, projects, standards and processes and never compromised at any stage
Create, develop and sustain a high performing team where you coach and train individuals to meet career aspirations and enhance team and organisational output and capabilities

Lead on proactive, engaging and transparent stakeholder management which champions collaboration and professional challenge to achieve desired outcomes for all parties

Establish a commercial strategy (including procurement) for the optimum delivery of a portfolio of work
Take an active leadership approach to balance an acceptable risk with an acceptable cost; implement timely and appropriate mitigation strategies where required

Ensure the team follow the appropriate Governance processes and procedures in order to appropriately establish, manage and control projects

Candidate Specification A little bit about your skills, experience and behaviours….
To join the team in the highly involved and pivotal role, you'll hold an APMP or equivalent  (Practitioner level) qualification and have significant experience at Project Manager and Lead Project Manager level (equivalent to Senior PM/ Project Director) in the Water industry. Accustomed to and comfortable with managing teams and a range of demanding stakeholders, you'll have experience of working in commercial Alliances and understand the importance of collaboration to achieve success.

Operating as an innovative, visible and inspirational leader, you'll relish the prospect of bringing together a fully collaborative and integrated team which can add value consistently. Able to demonstrate sound judgement and decision making, you'll be comfortable in creating positive tension for the best of the business. Leading by example through accountability and ownership, you'll want to drive enhanced performance in a safe and efficient fashion.
If you are ready to make the next step in your Project Management career and truly add value to an industry leading alliance, please apply today!

What our client offers
You will be offered a competitive salary which is commensurate based on your experience. Their core benefits include:
26 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to buy and carry over
Flexible pension contributions up to 5% employee 10% employer
Life assurance of 4 x salary
Income protection
Private medical insurance
Health cash plan
Car benefit (subject to role)
Annual professional institution subscription costs
Career and professional development opportunities