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Portfolio Manager

  1. Potters Bar, Dartford, Leatherhead
  1. Transportation

Portfolio Manager

Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation. As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation. The Portfolio Manager delivers CPS’s objectives with respect to Project Delivery and focuses on the six key areas of performance: Health & Safety, Quality, Cost, Environment, Delivery and People.

Job Description

The Portfolio Manager epitomises our core values: One Team, Trust, Customer Focus, Respect, and Excellence and the behaviours that support them, which underpin everything we do.

Each Portfolio Manager is responsible for an area of delivery either by client interface or by asset type. Portfolio Managers work as a team to ensure the whole is effectively and efficiently delivered and hold each other accountable to maintain a high level of performance.

The Portfolio Manager (Pre-Defined Assets (PDA)) has specific responsibility for managing safe delivery of CPS’s Linear and Tunnels M&E PDA Schemes, including Linear assets; Fences, Barriers, Road Restraints, Street Lighting, Drainage an Markings & Studs, and Tunnel M&E Assets such as lighting, monitoring systems, drainage and buildings.

The role will include working with the commercial and procurement team to achieve a reliable and safe supply chain and commercial management. Also, working with the asset team to develop strategy, risk model and forward plan.

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Principal Contractor experience

  • Procurement of Design and Contractors

  • Drive and a desire to deliver excellence

  • The appropriate skills to advise others when something needs immediate redress together with the tenacity and drive to ensure that the necessary action is taken

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships

  • A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on engineering excellence, the customer and the business

  • Civil Engineering / Construction qualification

  • Relevant knowledge of engineering and knowledge of what ‘good looks like’

  • A working understanding of other engineering and construction disciplines, along with a willingness to challenge ‘the norm’

  • IT literate skills

  • A working understanding of NEC Contract Management

  • A valid CSCS card

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, 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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