Project Manager

Sweco UK Limited
Leeds, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As a result of successes on recent Major Projects frameworks we are looking for a Project Manager to lead our multi-disciplinary design team delivering major highway improvement projects. We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated Project Manager, with experience of Design and Build or Early Contractor Involvement delivery, to join our team in Leeds.

At Sweco we plan and design the cities and communities of the future . We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, and we want talented individuals who identify with this approach to join us. Helping to solve our Clients challenges and making a difference to the quality of life for people living, working and visiting our communities. Following recent wins, we are looking for committed team players to join our Leeds transportation engineering team, supporting our major projects nationally and our projects in the north of England. In return you will join Europe's leading architecture and design consultancy with 1350 staff in the UK and a further 14,500 across Europe, placing 6th in the NCE Top 100 top companies. You will get hands on experience delivering outline and detailed design of highway projects, you will join an inclusive team with the chance to learn from experienced staff and support to training the next generation of engineers.

If you are looking for a meaningful job where you'll help to develop and shape tomorrow's communities by being a trusted consultant to our customers, you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we'd love to hear from you.

If successful you will be expected to actively contribute to a good working environment, sharing experience and knowledge with colleagues as well as personally striving to reach agreed goals taking responsibility for own professional development whilst maintaining and developing competence in your expertise area. In this role you will put energy into understanding the customer, their drivers and goals and develop appropriate solutions to solve the clients' problems.

You will be expected to perform the following duties as a Project Manager:
  • Provide leadership to the project team, and facilitate engagement and communication across all disciplines and locations
  • Set up, implement, and maintain quality and financial management systems and processes
  • Ensure compliance with Client requirements regarding delivery, for example Highways England's Project Control Framework
  • Deliver projects to agreed targets; programme, quality and cost.
  • Use key project management tools, such as ProjectWise, Business Collaborator & Primavera P6
  • Regularly review project performance, and discipline performance, setting targets, agreeing corrective action and escalating any issues that are found
  • Maintain accurate financial data projects and ensure cash collection
  • Maintain client contact for project delivery and ensure project delivery meets the client's objectives and requirements
  • Close out projects and undertake lessons learned at key gateways for dissemination into wider internal team
  • Participate in the preparation / presentation of proposals / bids as required including estimating timescales and costs for proposed works
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines
  • Assist in staff recruitment to ensure the team contains members of the highest calibre

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary project management within the highways sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high personal credibility and professionalism
  • Willingness to travel, spending time collocated with the Client and design teams, with work away from home
  • Experience of construction contracts, in particular NEC
  • Experience of BIM, and be an advocate for the value it can bring in design delivery
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and build relationships with different teams to ensure successful delivery
  • Good problem-solving skills with an ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions
  • Excellent analytical skills, able to analyse performance data and communicate trends clearly to the wider team
  • Capability of mentoring and developing junior staff members and the wider development in the team

Professional Membership and Qualification:
  • Relevant degree qualification - either Civil Engineering or Project Management
  • Chartered Member, or equivalent, of a relevant professional institution

What's in it for you?

An open and friendly environment where colleagues are encouraged to grow and develop. A meaningful job where you'll help to develop and shape tomorrow's communities by being a trusted consultant to our customers. As a Project Manager you will be eligible for a company car allowance.

Interviews: Leeds Head office - Chapel Allerton

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