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Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager - Hydraulic/WasteWater/Drainage

R-047719
  1. Edinburgh, Glasgow
  1. Cities & development

Assistant Project Manager/Project Manager - Hydraulic/WasteWater/Drainage

Assistant Project Manager - GIS/Hydraulic/WasteWater/Drainage Background

Due to continued growth in the workload of our successful Water business, we seek to recruit an Assistant Project Manager to work in our Glasgow or Edinburgh Office. The successful candidates will join a team of Project Managers, engineers, hydraulic modellers, GIS specialists and technicians and play a key role in delivering to a range of Clients including Water Companies, Local Authorities, developers with the potential to get involved with International projects.

The Asset Planning & Solutions practice carries out a range of projects related to water and wastewater, including the design of water supply networks and trunk mains, through to drainage network improvement schemes to relieve flooding and pollution problems to improve our environment. This typically involves undertaking feasibility studies/projects using computer modelling, analysis to support operational and environmental recommendations or other interventions.

As an Assistant Project Manager you will work alongside Project Managers to control and manage multidisciplinary design commissions.

This role might suit an individual who has 3-4 years’ experience in a technical role and looking to transition to a Project Management Role.

Assistant Project Managers will be responsible for activities including: 

  • Supporting the project team in the successful delivery of the project to agreed targets, e.g. programme, budget and quality; 
  • Identifying, escalating and managing any matters that could pose a potential contractual/commercial risk to Atkins to the Project Manager at the earliest opportunity; 
  • Assist in the setting of objectives, and defining tasks for the project team (including Inter Unit Task Orders); 
  • Assisting in the management of the project – both technically and financially, in accordance with corporate and business policies, directives, guidance and procedures. Monitoring and reporting performance against programme, technical quality, financial and KPI targets; taking, or advising the PM on the requirements for, any necessary mitigation actions to prevent targets being missed, controlling change and managing effective change control process; 
  • Facilitating communication, co-ordination and information flow with the Client and within the project team, including any subcontractors and partners (internal and external); 
  • Assembling the project delivery programme and delivery plans; providing project reports on a regular basis to convey cost and schedule information (monthly Board report, in a timely manner, as required internally or externally; 
  • Supporting in the invoicing and effective credit control for optimal cash flow (with the support of the finance team); comparing revenue with predicted costs and identifying risk allowances, margin and provisions – at project set-up and monthly thereafter, including Earned Value reporting; 
  • Being involved in closing out the project on completion, archiving project documentation, updating market information, ensuring that lessons learnt are captured and disseminated internally and ensuring that a Client Satisfaction survey is initiated.

Requirements:

  • Degree qualified, equivalent qualification or practical experience of working on design commissions for infrastructure projects;
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbal and written;
  • A hard working and flexible individual, with a willingness to learn, who is a team player, possesses a good attention to detail, is reliable, proactive and shows initiative whilst able to keep cool under pressure and when working to often demanding deadlines;
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team and demonstrates good leadership potential;
  • Familiarity with Scope Definition papers, Project Execution Plans, Risk Registers, Change Control Logs and Client & Stakeholder Management plans ;
  • Experience of managing small and medium sized projects to time, cost and quality objectives and familiar with programming and earned value techniques;
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a larger multi-discipline team
  • A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with clients and team members alike

Desirable

  • Market sector experience in water or wastewater infrastructure
  • Is familiar with the issues and management surrounding project delivery from multiple design centres, including the use of off shore facilities

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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