Assistant Project Manager / Project Manager

Mott Macdonald
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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Job Details

You will be working as an Assistant Project Manager (or Project Manager depending upon experience)/Technical Advisor supporting the delivery of individual schemes for a client or working under a team leader providing a portfolio of projects to a customer.

Reporting to the Project Principal, the Assistant project manager (APM)/ Project Manager (PM) is a key member of the management team and you will lead a multi-disciplinary delivery team. The role involves stakeholder management within the project team, the joint venture community and the Client and Customer.

We are looking for someone that has worked in a client facing role and has experience of managing project teams of internal and external consultants.
Candidates who have an engineering background are preferred, as the role will also involve coordinating and managing design disciplines such as structures, geotechnical, mechanical, and electrical – however, this is not essential.

You will also be involved in initiating, managing and delivering projects under our business management systems (BMS), establishing budgets and monitoring and controlling the financial performance of projects.

The focus is on high quality project delivery in the areas of; Risk management, value engineering and management, project management, quality management, performance measurement & project reporting.

Duties will include, but not be limited to;

  • Milestones (setting or agreeing with senior project manager)
  • Manage the project changes for a designated area of the programme (creation, quality, submission and facilitating approval)
  • Supporting the provision of all review note information to meet the agreed submission dates
  • Supporting the provision of all task note information to meet the agreed submission dates
  • Supporting the setting the project budgets
  • Supporting the identification of resource issues Assisting to ensure and agree Subcontracts scope, including commercial arrangements, timing scales and understanding how they work, what the subcontractor will and will not do, and the agreed scope deliverables meet the client’s expectations

Candidate Specification

Being a key contributor and leader, a catalyst for change, in all business improvement initiatives, leading by example and demonstration of enthusiasm for the agreed improvement plans.
You will engage the stakeholder community ensuring effective inter-team relationships, facilitating the smooth progress of project work streams through the processes required by management plans and the customer’s management arrangements. Ensure continuous network building including expansion and sustainment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate we and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

If you have background in engineering and/or experience of project management in the construction industry with the focus on delivering buildings and infrastructure schemes through all stages of the project cycle, then this could be just the role for you. This role is client facing project management of schemes that vary in value and complexity.

As well as being a successful project manager/technical advisor, you will also have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Be approaching chartership or be a qualified member of a recognised relevant professional body with chartered status
  • Knowledge of project programming and scheduling software, e.g. MS Project
  • Experience of contract administration of NEC contracts
  • Experience of working in the public and private sector on stand-alone schemes and on frameworks
  • Have been a resident in the UK for at least five years

We are looking for someone that is self-motivated and proactive, a team player with the ability to work collaboratively within internal and external teams and has excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you.

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of project management professionals in our London office.

Our London team of project managers has a strong track record in the delivery of public projects through major frameworks and local projects for private sector clients.

We are currently delivering a major programme of works for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Estates to provide infrastructure for Border Force and Border Force accommodation facilities at all ports and airports across the country, as well as western Europe, as part of a large Framework. We would like to hear from you if you are interested in joining this team and are enthusiastic to travel.

You will receive great support from the wider team, we are committed to the training and development of our staff. We operate structured training programmes for staff to attain professional qualifications and support our staff at all levels with learning and development opportunities through our learning and development team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.


Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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