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Project Manager - Civil Engineering

Sphere Solutions
Exeter, Devon
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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Position Type
Project Manager
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
We are currently working with a national civil engineering contractors with a long and successful track record in delivering customer-focused civil engineering solutions, with long term framework agreements in place with many leading blue-chip power, water, and rail clients.

Due to securing a major water framework within the South-West of England, they have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the successful planning, execution, and completion of water-related engineering projects. The role will involve coordinating with various stakeholders, managing project teams, and ensuring that projects are delivered within scope, budget, and schedule, whilst playing a key role in driving efficiency, quality, and safety throughout the project lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities

Project Planning and Initiation:

* Collaborate with clients and internal teams to define project objectives, scope, and deliverables.

* Develop comprehensive project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.

* Conduct feasibility studies and risk assessments to identify potential challenges and mitigation strategies.

* Obtain necessary approvals and permits from regulatory authorities.

Team Management:

* Build and lead project teams, including engineers, designers, contractors, and support staff.

* Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members, ensuring clear communication of project expectations.

* Foster a collaborative and productive work environment to maximize team performance.

Budget and Cost Control:

* Manage project budgets and ensure cost control throughout the project lifecycle.

* Monitor expenses, review financial reports, and implement cost-saving measures when appropriate.

Schedule and Progress Monitoring:

* Develop project schedules and critical milestones, ensuring adherence to deadlines.

* Monitor project progress, identify deviations, and implement corrective actions as needed.

* Regularly report project status to stakeholders, providing updates on milestones, risks, and achievements.

Risk Management:

* Identify potential risks and develop risk mitigation plans to minimize project disruptions.

* Proactively address emerging issues and unforeseen challenges during project execution.

Quality Assurance and Compliance:

* Ensure that projects comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and quality assurance protocols.

* Conduct regular inspections and audits to maintain high-quality deliverables.

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE):

* Promote a strong safety culture throughout the project, enforcing safety protocols and practices.

* Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.

Client Communication and Stakeholder Management:

* Maintain regular communication with clients to address their concerns and provide project updates.

* Manage relationships with stakeholders, including local authorities and community members.

Project Closure and Documentation:

* Conduct project reviews to evaluate outcomes and identify areas for improvement.

* Prepare project documentation, including final reports, as-built drawings, and lessons learned.

Qualifications and Skills:

* A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

* Proven experience in project management, preferably in water-related projects.

* Strong leadership and team management skills.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

* Proficiency in project management software and tools.

* Knowledge of water industry standards, regulations, and best practices in the UK.

* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

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