Project Manager

Edgar Stewart
£40000 - £43000/annum £40-43k DoE plus bens
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager (Water)

Location – Edinburgh

Salary – up to £43k DoE plus Benefits


ESS Holdings Client sets the highest standard for the water and natural resources sector as well as being one of the top engineering consultancies in the NCE listings.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join an evolving team supporting the delivery of water industry projects.


As Project Manager, you will be working with the technical team to ensure successful delivery of projects to the client in accordance with health and safety and contract obligations on time, to cost and of suitable quality.


In addition, you will work in collaboration with the technical team and prepare project bids including cost and budgeted profit, time, methodology and quality and present these to Clients’ and negotiate a contract under framework agreements.


Duties and Responsibilities:

* Undertake project planning and be responsible for ensuring they are delivered to profit, timeliness and quality and technical standards.

* Act as a key contact with the Client throughout all stages of the project lifecycle, including pursuits and bids as well as project execution, delivery and closeout.

* Determine clients’ needs and achieve the results to meet or exceed their expectations.

* Ability to build, maintain and manage strong client relationships. This is key to success on existing work as well as winning more work from clients.

* Co-ordinate resources in liaison with group managers efficiently.

* Assist with the mentoring, motivation and development of staff.


To be considered for this role, you will be Degree qualified (or equivalent) with a relevant degree and gained Chartership with your relevant professional body. This could be with an Engineering and / or Project Management Institution demonstrating professional competence. It is desirable that you have an appropriate project management qualification, such as APMP.


Key Skills

* A clear understanding of the work programme and the contribution expected of you and your colleagues and be committed to deliver the agreed work plan to the timescale and standards required.

* An understanding of the processes in place to deliver streams of work and ensure that manager and others are kept informed of the potential for significant changes to the work plan – unexpected delays or outcomes, changes in resource requirements and an inability to gain commitment from other key contributors.

* A customer focused approach demonstrating an understanding of, and appropriate response to, the expectations of the client and external customers the role holder must work with.

* Work to the client’s statement of values and ethics whilst working effectively with colleagues whose work will be impacted by your activities, and additionally where you will be affected - managing the interdependencies.

* Committed to managing and reviewing your work on a regular basis with an ability to work without close supervision and pride in consistently delivering work to required standards and deadlines.

* Have a good knowledge of health and safety requirements and promote health, safety and wellbeing best practice to those directly involved in the project, including subsequent users.


In return our client is able to offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as continuity of work.


If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing team driving project delivery through innovation and sustainable solutions, then please send your cv to Katie Hydes or apply through our website