This senior position sits in Programme and Contract Management (PCM) and manages team members who project manage the delivery of exciting, innovative projects that include studies and schemes that ultimately aim to reduce the risk of flooding to communities and enhance the environment.
The role holder could be responsible for line management of a technical team; recruitment including resource planning, onboarding of new staff and inductions; training, coaching and mentoring; programme managing a portfolio of work as Area Lead; and trouble-shooting and escalating project issues that project teams cannot resolve themselves.
You will have the ability to build a great working environment to bring the best out of high performing teams, encouraging your team to work collaboratively and effectively with their customers and partners. You will support your team with project, contract and risk management decisions. You will organise and provide training for new starters and existing team members.
You’ll use your interpersonal skills to build and develop a resilient network of working relationships with other team leaders across the organisation, facilitating smooth working for your team’s projects. You will oversee a portion of the programme, your portfolio, and track performance, putting in measures to rectify as and when needed.
Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
The Southeast PCM hub is led by a Delivery Manager overseeing approximately 80 staff, supported by Programme Specialists, Programme Managers and Project Team Managers (PTM). Each PTM manages 8-15 Project Executives, Project Managers and Project Support Officers who manage day-to-day delivery of projects within our flood and coastal erosion risk management programme using our framework suppliers. Other internal roles forming part of our integrated delivery teams include commercial, environmental, asset managers, financial, estates, and legal.
A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline, ideally with chartered membership of a professional body such as APMP, CIWEM, ICE or a management institute.
Have undertaken training in project, contract, HR or business management.
Some technical knowledge would be useful in order to manage a technical team who will be overseeing delivery of hydrology, river modelling, feasibility assessment, asset management, business case development, cost monitoring/ forecasting, scope preparation, CDM, engineering design and construction.
Significant experience in a project, contract and/ or people management environment. An engineering, construction and/ or flood and coastal risk management background is desirable not essential.
A track record for delivering results in technically challenging projects through coordination of a technical team will need to be demonstrated.
The ability to mentor and support your teams in the delivery of their work.
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills as relationship management of both internal and external stakeholders.
Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support healthy work/ life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments present. Training/ learning opportunities available to progress your career, including personal/ professional development. See candidate pack for more information.
This role is based at Marsham Street, London with at least half of your week at this office. The role will require regular travel to project sites/ team meetings in other Agency and Supply Partner offices. Overnight stays will be necessary from time to time.
Driving licence ideally required as some driving may be necessary.
CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.
Closing date: 22 January 2023, 23:55 hours.
Interviews taking place w/ c: 6 February 2023.