Project Manager - Public Sector

Turner & Townsend
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

Job Details

At Turner & Townsend 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join our team in London and the South East to help us lead on mega-trends in the built environment for our public sector clients. Trends like building safety, driving Net Zero Carbon, delivering outcomes for all, high streets recovery and regeneration, building sustainable, inclusive places, reusing redundant assets and land. 

We are currently delivering large programmes of work for key Government departments, legislative bodies, registered providers and local authorities ranging from major Central Government transformation programmes to significant local authority led regeneration schemes, museums, heritage and memorial sites, affordable housing developments, defence and custodial/judicial built assets.

Many of our projects are iconic and unusual and offer exciting challenges and exposure to some of the most innovative schemes in the UK market place, often in secure environments or historic buildings. 


  • To work as part of a team servicing major high profile public sector clients.
  • To ensure that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards
  • To administer bespoke forms of contracts including PPC 2000 and NEC
  • Review the quality of constructed projects on site (the successful candidate will be required to work on site in sensitive and secure locations in London and the south east)


Project management, to include:

  • Helping to establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Identifying and ensuring that the appropriate line manager is aware of quality, safety, health and environment issues
  • Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout the project and programme
  • Project planning, including producing the detailed project plan, using ASTA and MSP
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques
  • Managing the change control process
  • Monitoring and advising upon project finances
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
  • Multi-disciplinary design management
  • Consents and approvals managements

Marketing and business development, to include:

  • Assisting in the production of bid documentation
  • Ensuring that project case study, photographs and project CV files are kept up to date
  • Identifying ways in which project management products and services can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager
  • Understanding and identifying cross-divisional opportunities


  • Public sector project management experience preferable, including housing, regeneration, master-planning, public realm.
  • 2 years experience of strong technical delivery skills and demonstrable track record.
  • Good working knowledge of all of the main project management concepts, tools, techniques, and key forms of contract, including PPC2000 & NEC contract administration
  • Good working knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as different procurement routes and BIM design management experience
  • Extensive experience of stakeholder management
  • Experience in programme management, particularly in the context of overseeing project teams geographically spread


  • Graduate or equivalent qualification in a construction, surveying, town planning, architectural or engineering degree.
  • Working towards, or a desire to do so for relevant professional qualifications

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance. 

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert