Consulting & Corporate Strategy

Project Manager

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Project Manager – £36,389 – South West

The Role

Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for a new challenge? Do you want to help make England a better place to live and work in?

The Environment Agency are looking for experienced Project Manager to help deliver our £50m p.a. National Flood Portfolio of projects. The role could either be permanent or for a fixed term contract (external) for up to 23 months, with a chance of extension.

Please note that the apply link will direct you to the Environment Agency website where you can complete your application.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Project Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with colleagues across our EA business, partners and suppliers to ensure our live programmes of work are effectively delivered and embedded.
  • Delivering business improvement projects that help warn, inform and protect citizens and businesses from the devastating impacts of flooding, and the technology to enable our Operational colleagues to better build and maintain over £20bn of flood defences.
  • Plan and manage progress of work in line with defined plans. Identify risks to the delivery of priorities, making appropriate action to resolve issues. Some roles manage internal and / or external resources.
  • Develop and maintain relationships, internally and externally to minimise the risks associated with our assets. In some cases, may be required to represent the Environment Agency at local government and public meetings, or similar. Roles may be required to work with colleagues across the Defra group to ensure services are delivered in the best way possible.
  • May lead projects, usually to bring about effective change or improve business support services. May contribute to larger more complex projects.
  • Identifies occasions where external expertise or capacity is required. Manages the process of identifying and procuring suitable contractors in
  • Uses external resources in a cost-effective manner, ensuring that contractors and consultants are fully briefed in order to get the best possible value for money.
  • Regularly reviews work undertaken by contractors or consultants against objectives and ensuring that the contractor is aware of any changes impacting on their work.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement complex interrelated projects from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage.
  • Determines, monitors and reviews all programme economics to include all costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, resources and risk. Ensures that programme is managed to maximise benefits.
  • Understands and applies project planning techniques to ensure project is delivered on time and to expected standards.
  • Agrees appropriate project options and delivers project objectives in the most cost effective manner. Contributes effectively to a project where another organisation takes the lead, including assisting with project management. Appraises the effectiveness of the collaborative project and communicates the outcome.
  • Sets appropriate milestones; recognises and plans for areas of particular difficulty, uncertainty and set backs, regularly reviews project progress and effectiveness.
  • Identifies, sets up and co-ordinates events to communicate and deliver, with maximum impact, key messages to internal or external audiences.

Harness the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures:

  • Translates key performance indicators and the local contribution into a team work plan and individual objectives. Communicates this effectively to team and colleagues
  • Assigns workload and resources to achieve plans in line with both business priorities and an accurate profile of the team’s capabilities
  • Secures resources and orchestrates the activities of others to delivers results
  • Successfully obtains others’ commitment to undertake work by gaining their acceptance and involvement
  • Monitors progress against key performance indicators, providing timely support to address shortfalls
  • Ensures the team gets the required data right first time, identifying causes of poor data and fixing or escalated appropriately
  • Improves what is delivered by welcoming challenge and through constant process improvement
  • Is flexible and manages conflicting demands in light of changing circumstances
  • Achieves tangible results by delegating (with support) suitable responsibilities and by encouraging the team to take personal responsibility for their actions
  • Uses a risk-based approach when prioritising activities and allocating resources

The Company

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We reduce the risks to people, properties and businesses from flooding and coastal erosion. We protect and improve the quality of water, making sure there is enough for people, businesses, agriculture and the environment.

Our work helps to ensure people can enjoy the water environment through angling and navigation. We look after land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. And we work closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations. We can’t do this alone. We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Project Manager are:

  • Excellent proven project management skills and experience, with good knowledge of what best practice looks lik

Employment Type Permanent

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