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Job Ref:  EMP374423
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hampshire
Salary:  £27 - £33/hour
14/10/2016 21:32
Out client is looking for a Programme and Project Manager to join a busy project on contract basis starting ASAP.

Highways Project Management Experience

The Job
To support the senior project managers to successfully deliver major highways schemes from inception through to completion.
You will occasionally be required to project manage the delivery of smaller scale highways schemes and other projects.
You will work closely with officers, contractors and elected members to ensure that the highest standards are achieved within the constraints of time and budget.
Main Responsibilities
Project Management: To provide professional support in the management of major highway schemes supporting the growth and regeneration of area. Work to recognised project management standards (Prince 2) and to own project management requirements. Assisting in the directing, managing and monitoring of external consultants and project staff in the completion of work packages and ensuring targets are achieved.
Financial Control: Prepare estimates, monitor and review project costs to ensure completion within agreed budgets. Achieve required level of quality and ensure value for money. Agree final measures and payments.
Scheme Implementation: To provide professional support through successful project management throughout the life of a project from implementation through to and including construction. Assist in ensuring design and construction works are to programme, within project budget and that risks and benefits are appropriately managed and tracked. Aid the Senior Project Manager in the preparation and assessment of tenders and contract documents with support from legal, procurement, financial and technical teams. Work closely with the relevant technical teams to develop and deliver projects in accordance with the PID. Produce and maintain accurately the Project Initiation Documents (mandate, business case, programme, risk register, budget etc.)
Communication: To liaise with the project client, project team, consultants and the general public. To prepare reports (including regular reports to the Project Board), as required. Liaise with other departments, such as the Highways Maintenance PFI team, to ensure that the project interlinks as seamlessly as possible with the existing highway network. Ensure design works and construction of works are to programme and within project budget.
Training: To maintain personal technical expertise in new methods and technologies. To encourage Assistant Project Managers to pursue their personal development through effective supervision and allocation of work.
• Educated to HND or degree standard in a relevant subject.
• An appropriate professional project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2 practitioner level) and ideally membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. APM) or clear evidence that they are working towards these or demonstrated performance over a substantial period of time
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The person in this role must have:
• Minimum 3 years of relevant post graduate experience.
• Ability to manage small scale civil engineering projects (values up to £500,000) from initiation through to successful completion.
• Experience of contracts such as NEC.
• Ability to lead small project teams through delegation and management.
• Commercial awareness and experience of working within strict budgetary controls, including the analysis and interpretation of financial information.
• Good analytical and problem solving skill, with an ability to prioritise workload in order to manage time effectively. This includes being able to work on own initiative and respond positively to workload pressures.
• Good and relevant experience of working with stakeholders, contractors and agencies. Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills and be able to deal effectively with members of staff at all levels and (at a non-technical level) with councillors and the general public.
• Experience of preparing reports and correspondence, using research and information gathering techniques.
• An awareness of relevant legislation and regulatory framework for environmental issues is desirable.
• Knowledge and familiarity of Microsoft Office applications, ideally including Microsoft Project.
To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
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