Project Manager

Leeds, England, gb
Company: Mott MacDonald
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-21 06:01:11

Job Description

Interested in working on major programmes and projects, often at the cutting edge of technology?

Interested in joining a leading multi-billion pound organisation to work on a range of exciting schemes?

Do you wish to take on a role with excellent opportunity for long term career prospects and the ability to work across multiple sectors?

At Mott MacDonald, we are dedicated to tackling our clients’ toughest portfolio, programme and project challenges in order to achieve successful outcomes. We are a family of people excited to solve complex challenges that have a positive impact on the world, and we are always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Owning to the expansion of our Built Environment business we have exciting opportunities for highly motivated project management professionals to join our fast-growing teams across our Sheffield and Leeds offices. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today and offers excellent career development opportunities, in a high performing team, who wish to be part of an exciting and diverse organisation. Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we deliver exiting commitments and mobilise for a number of key opportunities across a broad portfolio of significant Government client programmes of work, from inception to handover and completion. All of the programmes are long term opportunities allowing you to grow and develop your career.

We are seeking a Project Manager who demonstrates a passion to work collaboratively with our client teams to deliver their complex projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety, sustainability and positive social outcomes. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following:

  • Ownership of and responsibility for the successful delivery of your project
  • Development and delivery of business cases, reports and tender documentations
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules, including dependencies and resources
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks and opportunities, 
  • Quality management processes for project activities and outputs
  • Managing multiple stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests
  • Establishing and maintaining project governance reviews, including responsibility for internal projects controls, such as work breakdowns, budgeting, risk management and earned value analysis
  • Developing and managing teams, including coordinating multi-disciplinary teams
  • Tracking and reporting of management information, such as compiling reports, tracking budgets and invoices
  • Managing suppliers
  • Candidate Specification

    To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Demonstrate relevant project management and delivery experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of project management methodologies;
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects throughout its lifecycle
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a larger team;
  • Comfortable working as a consultant in a client facing role;
  • Relationship building skills – ability to build strong relationships with clients, teams and stakeholders as well as an ability to build and maintain networks of business contacts;
  • Strong stakeholder management experience;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills; along with strong inter-personal skills
  • Good analytical thinking and research skills;
  • Problem solving/solutions finding orientated;
  • Well-developed planning and organisational skills and ability to continue to completion existing projects and initiatives;
  • Ideally, demonstrate experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Essential soft skills include self-motivation; taking initiative; leadership, adaptability and flexibility; effective listening, collaboration; influence and persuasion, insightfulness; and
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications.

  • Qualifications:
  • Educated to degree level and/or hold a project management qualification (e.g. PMQ, Prince2)
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and clients

  • Desired experience:
  • Proven track record in project delivery;
  • Ability to work with and manage external suppliers
  • Commercial awareness
  • Working knowledge of project management software and toolsets

  • Desired qualifications and accreditations
  • APM PMQ level qualified or equivalent (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE2 Practitioner)
  • Membership to one of the following: Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM), Chartered Institute for Building (CIOB) and/or Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • NEC ECC Accredited Project Manager


    Job Profile

    The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

    Our buildings portfolio is primarily a UK business working in both the public and private sector of the construction market. We provide cost and project management services for a wide range of clients including central government, local authorities and private clients. We work in the majority of buildings market sectors including workplace, residential, law and order, health, education, retail, sports and commercial property. Our vision is to provide added value to our clients business through high quality services and our people.

    We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc. 
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