Project Manager

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Project Manager


Permanent – £55,000 – £68,000

My client is looking for a Project Manager to join their team based out of Reading on a permanent basis to work on infrastructure projects on the Thames Water framework.

They have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, the valued strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) to realise leading safety, health and wellbeing, quality, customer service, sustainability and efficiency performance improvements.

What you will be doing:

* Overall responsibility for the management and successful delivery of single complex projects or packages of projects delivered under the Thames Water Framework.

* Specific responsibilities include management of; health and safety, design, customer relations, quality, environmental, programme and the cost/value during both pre-production (ECI phase) and production.

* Monitor the progress of offsite and onsite operations against deadlines and budget limitations.

* Create a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance.

* In addition to the normal attributes of a successful leader this role will require determination and doggedness as you will be changing for the better the way in which many people currently work embedding production line thinking and their “offsite first” philosophy.

Your responsibilities:

* Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Provide inspirational leadership to deliver Thames Water and “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.

* Project Management: Understand and put in place the basic requirements to reliably achieve expected project delivery programme, cost and quality performance in a modern manufacturing environment. Effectively and proactively manage change and risk.

* Productivity: Work with others to help achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust quality management to achieve “right first time”.

* Customer Focus: Establish and maintaining trusting and effective relationships with our immediate customer, Thames Water Operations supplying excellent service throughout project delivery.

* Culture: Fully embrace the Company’s and Thames Water’s cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and other core values.

* Digital Engineering: Work with their designer partner and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our offsite and onsite delivery approach.

* Effective team management: Manage, support and mentor members of the project team in their personal development and identify competency gaps and training/mentoring requirements.

* Design Collaboration: Strong collaborative approach to integrate their own and supply chain expertise with the designers expertise to maximise the opportunities for offsite manufacturing.

* Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to delivery capability and capacity.

* Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.

Line Management Responsibilities:

* Direct reports include: Agents, Engineers, Supervisors.

* Also has operational responsibility for the Offsite Manufacturing, Commercial, Mechanical, Electrical, Commissioning, Planning, Customer Service resources allocated to the project/package.

What you will need:

* Excellent team leader with great people management skills and strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational capabilities.

* Experience of both pre-production and production project management in a major project’s environment desirable.

* Able to lead and inspire a diverse team.

* Contract administration experience desirable.

* Has excellent communication and customer service skills. Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.

* Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources to deliver on time and in full.

* Recognises the many benefits of maintaining exemplary site organisation and tidiness.

* Commercially astute – lead other team members to produce accurate time and cost forecasts and reports.

* BIM/digital experience desirable.

* Minimum HNC qualified in a manufacturing/construction subject desirable.

* IT literacy essential.

* Professional qualification is desirable.

* SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable

* Experience in a similar role within a manufacturing or construction organisation is desirable.

* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.

What we can offer you:

* Competitive salary (to be discussed on application)

* Car allowance

* 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

* Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

* Life Assurance

* Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

* 2 days volunteering opportunities

* Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Professional membership fees

* Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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