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Title Project Manager
Ref HE/3824
Directorate Major Projects
Preferred Location Bridge House, Guildford
Salary £40,188 - £44,209
Number of Positions 6
Working Pattern Full Time / Part Time
Closing Date 25 Apr 2017

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The Role:

The Project Manager is the individual responsible for delivering the project, with authority and responsibility from the Project Board to run the project on a day-to-day basis, successfully challenging approach to delivery to drive innovative solutions and savings in both time and cost.  Leading and managing the project team in a matrix environment.

Day to Day:

  • Developing and drafting concise business cases, with clear benefits.  Presenting business cases, feasibility and design proposals with solid recommendations and solutions to gain funding approval
  • Agreeing key project milestones, scope, acceptable risks and priorities with the Programme Manager, ensure appropriate plans and governance is in place to achieve successful stage gate reviews
  • Accountable for project cost base, proactively manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly review
  • Proactively challenge delivery partners to look for innovative approaches to delivering enhanced customer experience, reduce delivery timescales and costs.  Identifying best practice and sharing lessons learnt across peers to improve overall business performance
  • Identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies.  Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary
  • Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders.  Ensure regular checkpoints take place to build trust, update on progress, and address any concerns.

About you: 

  • Demonstrate clear experience of successful project delivery, ideally in an infrastructure environment
  • Successfully challenge approach to delivery, proactively looking for new approaches to delivery improved performance in health and safety, time, cost, quality or customer experience
  • Develop and robustly manage a project plan and detailed stage plans
  • Experience of working in a multiple stakeholder environment
  • Establish good working relationships with the Programme Manager, peers, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Effectively manage and motivate the project team
  • Understanding, application and experience of business case and risk management processes
  • Plan and manage deployment of physical and financial resources to meet project milestones

We look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer, please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.

And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.

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