Job Details

Project Manager E&C

AutoReqID:     7578BR

Location / Base of Work:
Southern House Falmer
Salary range:
Up to £47,531
Employment type:
Closing date:
22 Apr 2021
Project Manager - E&C, Southern Water, Falmer, East Sussex. 7578BR

Salary range: £42,400 - £47,531 depending upon experience

Work Location/Base of Work: Falmer, East Sussex

Working Hours: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Southern Water provide services to more than 4.6 million customers across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are currently recruiting an experienced Project Manager for our Wastewater Project Delivery Team. We have a number of Above Ground and Below Ground projects, managing tranches from inception to completion, in order to achieve regulatory outputs, capital maintenance and growth-enhancement for Southern Water.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified and experienced individual and strong team player with the ability to think strategically and work at pace with a high degree of autonomy. Liaising closely with all internal and external stakeholders your role will be to drive progress on a number of high profile projects under the new Asset Lifecycle Process . You will play an essential role in ensuring delivery projects to time, cost, quality, H&S and customer satisfaction.

Scope of the role:

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of tranches of projects up to £50m (across the 5 year AMP cycle), and the matrix management of multidisciplinary delivery teams within the wastewater portfolio. You’ll be accountable for forecasting, programme updates, risk management, contract administration, change management and monthly reporting of projects within your control.

You’ll also work with the Senior Project Managers to provide clarity of delivery timescales and simplify programme complexities to allow the business to make informed decisions on investment to reduce business risk.

The successful candidate will have the following Qualifications/Skills:

Relevant experience working in the municipal wastewater industry
At least 3 years experience as a Project Manager
Commercially astute
Demonstration of managing projects influenced by environmental and ecological constraints
Extensive experience in both internal and external stakeholder engagement
Degree qualified in a Science, Engineering or Management subject (or equivalent experience)
A member of an appropriate professional institute (Chartered or working towards)
NEC: ECC Project Manager Accreditation
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or working towards
Strong communication skills both written & verbal. Highly organised and able to multi-task with Proven financial awareness and forecasting experience.
Southern Water utilises a number of Business Information Systems such as; CEMAR, Business Collaborator, Project Insight Manager, Business Application Suite etc, so it would be advantageous for candidates to be proficient in the use of such systems.

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If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that you have informed your Line Manager that you are applying for this role.

At Southern Water, we’re building an inclusive culture. Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We are creating a workplace where all people feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Southern Water are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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