Project Manager

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Project Manager

Location:
County Durham Lancashire West Yorkshire

Salary:
£44,260 - £49,630

Date Posted:
May 2024

Program start date:
May 2024

Job Family:
engineering

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Your New role

National Highways have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the Regional Investment Programme (RIP) within our Major Projects (MP) directorate.

The successful candidate will be based at either our Leeds, Darlington or Manchester Offices, however here at National Highways, we have a hybrid working approach, meaning the role will be a combination of 40% office/site attendance and the rest agile home working.

In your new role, you will be working as part of a wider project management team supporting a Senior Project Manager on schemes across the North. Project activities include monitoring the performance of multiple external contactors and consultants, ensuring adherence to effective governance, quality assurance, health and safety, technical and specialist standards across the supply chain and National Highways ensuring successful delivery of agreed project outcomes and acting in line with mandatory and delegated responsibilities.

What you’ll be leading on

Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Programme Managers, Senior Project Managers, and other key internal and external stakeholders, to ensure full mutual understanding of your projects’ strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review project performance, and to agree solutions that resolve complex issues.
Design, agree and implement project plans. Ensure that all activities are appropriately organised to deliver project objectives, and appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes.
Management of project budget, schedule, risk and outputs, against identified baseline budgets and schedule, whilst supporting the delivery of National Highways performance indices.
Oversee feasibility, design, and assessment work for proposed projects, to inform the development of business cases and investment proposals.
Contribute to the development of robust business cases, to clarify business benefits, quantify resource requirements and identify project interdependencies.
Identify and evaluate emerging risks, issues, dependencies and constraints associated with the project, escalating where appropriate. Where necessary develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these.
Commission and manage the performance of delivery partners and expert consultancy support as appropriate, ensuring that project objectives and requirements are clearly understood, setting clear expectations for health and safety management, time and cost; and taking appropriate remedial action where necessary.

To be successful you’ll need

Experience of successfully delivering complex, medium/high risk or high-profile capital programmes and/or projects.
Experience of managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.
Experience of managing and maintaining agreed plans and detailed stage plans in conjunction with delivery partners.
Commercial skills with proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver outcomes and drive value for money.
Demonstrate experience as a mentor and/or coach to develop project management talent, skills and competence within a complex project environment.
Be a member of APM (Association for Project Management) or appropriate professional body for their specialist field or a willingness and commitment to attain.

A bit about us

“A leading, intelligent, commercially astute major projects client organisation. Responsible for the initiation and delivery of national and regional road infrastructure asset investments, that safely deliver important outcomes for our customer and stakeholders.”

RIP is one of the programmes within National Highways Major Projects Directorate. Infrastructure is the foundation upon which the economy is built. Government is focused on improving infrastructure in the UK to support the growing needs of the economy and to improve opportunities for people across the country. In RIP we represent National Highways interests in dealing with the safety, customer and operational impacts of major infrastructure projects delivered by other public and private sector developers of National significance.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact hrhighwaysengland@mailgc.cx.ukg.oraclecloud.com quoting reference number #5323

About Us

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:

Right to work check
3 year employment history references
DBS criminal record check
Social media and adverse journalism check
Driving licence check (if applicable)
Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

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