Project Manager
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£55k - £70k

Project Manager

Ref: 376| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

Project Manager – Water Sector – South Region – Southern Sites / Reading office

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

This employer is delighted to have been selected to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations. 



  • Overall responsibility for the management and successful delivery of single complex projects or packages of projects delivered under the Thames Water Framework. 
  • Specific responsibilities include management of; health and safety, design, customer relations, quality, environmental, programme and the cost/value during both pre-production (ECI phase) and production.  
  • Monitor the progress of offsite and onsite operations against deadlines and budget limitations.  
  • Create a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance. 
  • In addition to the normal attributes of a successful leader this role will require determination as you will be changing for the better the way in which many people currently work embedding production line thinking and our “offsite first” philosophy

Your responsibilities:  

  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Provide inspirational leadership to deliver Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals. 
  • Project Management: Understand and put in place the basic requirements to reliably achieve expected project delivery programme, cost and quality performance in a modern manufacturing environment. Effectively and proactively manage change and risk. 
  • Productivity: Work with others to help achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust quality management to achieve “right first time”.  
  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintaining trusting and effective relationships with our immediate customer, Thames Water Operations supplying excellent service throughout project delivery. 
  • Culture: Fully embrace the Company's and Thames Water’s cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and our other core values.  
  • Digital Engineering: Work with our designer (Arcadis) and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our offsite and onsite delivery approach  
  • Effective team management: Manage, support and mentor members of the project team in their personal development and identify competency gaps and training/mentoring requirements.  
  • Design Collaboration: Strong collaborative approach to integrate our own and supply chain expertise with our designers (Arcadis) expertise to maximise the opportunities for offsite manufacturing.  
  • Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.   
  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.  

Line Management Responsibilities: 

  • Works as part of the Production Delivery Team. 
  • Reports to the Production or Construction Manager.  
  • Direct reports include: Agents, Engineers, Supervisors.  
  • Also has operational responsibility for the Offsite Manufacturing, Commercial, Mechanical, Electrical, Commissioning, Planning, Customer Service resources allocated to the project/package.  



To be considered for this Project Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent team leader with great people management skills and strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational capabilities.  
  • Experience of both pre-production and production project management in a major project's environment desirable.  
  • Able to lead and inspire a diverse team.  
  • Contract administration experience desirable. 
  • Has excellent communication and customer service skills.  Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.  
  • Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources to deliver on time and in full. 
  • Recognises the many benefits of maintaining exemplary site organisation and tidiness.   
  • Commercially astute – lead other team members to produce accurate time and cost forecasts and reports.  
  • BIM/digital experience desirable.  
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a manufacturing/construction subject desirable. 
  • IT literacy essential.  
  • Professional qualification is desirable. 
  • SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable  
  • Experience in a similar role within a manufacturing or construction organisation is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people. 


The successful Project Manager will receive:

-£55,000 - £70,000 Basic 
-Car Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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