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Midlands Project Manager

Environment Agency
Birmingham, Kettering, Lincoln, Nottingham, Peterborough, Shrewsbury
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Specialist Area
Contracts, Procurement
Job Level
Catering, Energy
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Midlands Project Manager

(PM2) - 28129

City/Town: Birmingham, Kettering, Lincoln, Nottingham, Peterborough, Shrewsbury

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Minimum: £37,462

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead and deliver exciting, innovative projects including flood risk management studies and schemes that reduce the risk of flooding to communities and enhance the environment.

This role sits in Programme & Contract Management (PCM) and is a prominent position within our integrated project teams, taking responsibility for the management of projects as the Client project manager, or working alongside senior colleagues. The role holder will manage the project delivery process from initial strategic planning, through to feasibility, detailed design and then into implementation, construction, and handover. You will support project team members, flexing your involvement to suit the strength of the team.

You will build a great working environment to create high performing teams including our suppliers, client representatives, technical specialists, and other partners. Applying your strong commercial acumen in project, contract, and risk management, you will establish effective relationships, facilitating collaborative and efficient ways of working. You will make project decisions informed by technical leads whilst following governance procedures, project assurance and legislation.

The ability to develop a resilient network of relationships with stakeholders such as statutory authorities, landowners, and local communities to negotiate agreements, consents, approvals, and external funding is crucial.

The role will require regular travel to project sites and project team meetings in other Agency and Supply Partner offices. Overnight stays will be necessary from time to time. 

Training and learning opportunities for those wanting to progress their career.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

The PCM-Midland’s hub is led by a Delivery Manager overseeing approximately 80 staff, supported by Programme Specialists, Programme Managers and Project Team Managers (PTM). Each PTM manages 8-15 Project Executives, Project Managers and Project Support Officers who manage the day-to-day delivery of projects within our flood & coastal erosion risk management programme using our framework suppliers. Other internal roles forming part of our integrated delivery teams include commercial, environmental, asset managers, financial, estates, and legal.

Experience/skills required

A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline. Ideally working towards chartered membership of a professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or APMP desired but not essential.

Experienced in project and contract management.

Areas of expertise that would support role include feasibility assessment, asset management, business case development, cost monitoring/forecasting, scope preparation, CDM, engineering design and construction.  

Experience in a project and contract management environment, ideally within engineering, construction and/or flood & coastal risk management.

A track record for delivering results on technically challenging projects through coordination of a technical team.

The ability to mentor and support your teams in the delivery of their work is an essential condition.

Strong interpersonal and influencing skills are a requirement as relationship management of both internal and external stakeholders is an important aspect of the role to ensure a collaborative environment.

Contact and additional information

Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance offering choices to help accommodate the demands that personal commitments may present. Please see the candidate pack for more information around benefits offered.

Driving licence ideally required as some driving may be necessary. Lease car is available where there is a clear business need.

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information please contact

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Closing Date: 7 December 2023

Interviews are anticipated to take place on Microsoft Teams

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