Project Manager / Senior Project Manager- Highways

  • Category
    Construction and Property - Highways & Transportation
  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
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Company Description
We're passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for Project Managers and Senior Project Managers, to join our expanding Infrastructure business in Yorkshire, supporting our clients across a range of prestigious highways projects.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience of working with local authorities, who have proven project management / design management or contract management experience.


To lead Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex projects.

To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.


Project Managers handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc. Typically, projects fall within the £10m to £25m range.


Project management, to include:

Advising at a strategic level at the project inception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client's overall objectives
Preparing and maintaining definitions of project requirements
Helping to establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
Preparing and maintaining schedules of activity, including producing the master project plan
Managing the development of the project in accordance with approved plans and targets
Developing and implementing resource plans and procurement of resources
Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI's to improve project performance
Managing the change control process
Developing and agreeing budgets and controlling forecast and actual costs against them
Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
Identifying and monitoring project risks and planning and implementing risk mitigations
Preparing formal project progress and other reports
Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client, other consultants, and managing stakeholders at all project stages
Advising the client regarding Health & Safety and Environmental issues and risks
Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues
Preferred if experience is in a complex stakeholder environment
Experience working on major Highway schemes
Preferred if NEC3: ECC Project Manager accreditation is in place
Preferred if chartered/qualified with ICE, APM, RICS etc
Candidates will ideally be degree qualified in a construction related subject Spring acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Spring Group UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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