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Programme Manager  


Type: Contract, Salaried

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location  

An introduction to our unique company…  

 Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK. We specialise in secondment services, providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time.  Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies. 

We take pride in supporting our colleagues throughout their careers. We’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard.  This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer. 

We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it.  

Your career with Waterman Aspen…  

 You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as a Programme Manager will see you as a key member of the West Midlands Operations team and you can expect:  

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills 
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your technical progression  
  • Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills  
  • The flexibility to broaden your horizons with each new secondment, without changing your employer 
  • Career development and training to reach your professional or academic qualification goals supported by our own network of mentors and managers 
  • Paid subscription to a professional body of your choice  
  • Regular social events and volunteering opportunities 

Experience required…  


  • Managing large portfolios of schemes, providing accurate reporting of progress, schedule and cost to clients, stakeholders and overseeing organisations. 
  • Knowledge of local transport policies and key regional stakeholders. 
  • Ability to lead schemes for Local Authorities, from Outline and Full Business Case stage to delivery and handover. 
  • Clear understanding of Local Authorities’ governance processes. 
  • Background in either local highways and public realm, drainage and pavement design or structural design. 
  • Ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes. 
  • Experience on public procurement processes and contract administration.  
  • Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety requirements including CDM. 


  • Knowledge of DMRB and TSRGD 
  • Knowledge of Traffic Regulation Orders 
  • Site supervision experience 

You’ll get this and so much more…  

As a salaried colleague, you’ll get a salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package:  

  • Company car or car allowance  
  • Contribution to commuting mileage  
  • Permanent health insurance  
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy up to 5 more), in addition to the normal public holidays (based on a 40 hour week, pro rata for part-time colleagues)  
  • Company pension contribution  
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits  
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community