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Project Manager

North West


Type: Contract, Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location

We have an exciting opportunity for Project Managers, to join us in the North West, supporting our clients across a range of prestigious Highways & Rail projects.

An introduction to our unique company

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark on some of the biggest infrastructure projects across the UK on a secondment basis.

We specialise in providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time – for as long as our clients need them.

We are proud of how much we value and support our colleagues – taking people from the very start of their careers to Chartered status and beyond. 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 Senior Engineer or Project Manager will see you as a key member of the Scotland team and you can expect:

  • To lead project management commissions, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex projects
  • To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that objectives are met, projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards are met
  • You will handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc

What you’ll get up to

  • Advising at a strategic level at the project inception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives
  • Preparing and maintaining definitions of project requirements
  • Helping to establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules of activity, including producing the master project plan
  • Managing the development of the project in accordance with approved plans and targets
  • Developing and implementing resource plans and procurement of resources
  • Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI’s to improve project performance
  • Managing the change control process
  • Developing and agreeing budgets and controlling forecast and actual costs against them
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks and planning and implementing risk mitigations
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client, other consultants, and managing stakeholders at all project stages
  • Advising the client regarding Health & Safety and Environmental issues and risks
  • Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues

You’ll get this and so much more…

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 (buy up to 5 more)
  • Company pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community