Project Manager

South East
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Oct 2021

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Job Function
Project Manager

Job Details

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

We operate across the world on some of the biggest, most iconic projects imaginable. And as part of our Programme and Project Management team, you’ll play a major part delivering them, taking your career to the next level.

Our team works on a variety of flood defence and adaptation projects and support our clients with the protection and enhancement of environmental matters across England. As a Project Manager you will work on a range of Water, Civil Engineering and Utilities related projects and will be supported to deliver exceptional outcomes.

The sheer size and complexity of projects we are involved with demand a joined-up approach. It’s why you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people around, blending diverse skills, experience and perspectives to deliver transformational outcomes. You’ll need energy, agility and a forensic eye for detail.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the capital programme, providing professional / technical expertise to support short- and long-term operational priorities and customer needs, in line with legislation, policy and environmental outcomes.
  • Provide high level advice and support to resolve local issues and incidents, ensuring that decisions are made on sound technical grounds in line with best practice and required standards & timeframes.
  • Monitor progress of work, identify risks in the delivery of priorities and implement timely resolution of issues, to ensure appropriate reallocation of time, finance and effort and enhancement of the service.
  • Manage and administer the NEC Professional Services Contracts for consultant and contractor supply chain partners.
  • Provide good quality management reporting on service delivery, to support the planning of operational work, inform business decisions and provide a sound basis from which to communication with and influence internal / external partners.
  • Lead or support project teams to achieve well planned and managed integrated solutions that progress effective change and improvement in the organisation and support the best environmental outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external partners to understand and influence their activities and promote and enhance the client goals and reputation.
  • Provide effective leadership to health & safety matters by actively promoting health & safety awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices.
  • Lead or support project teams to achieve a reduction in carbon through both pre- and post-contract stages.


  • Civil Engineering, Utilities, Water, Aviation, Environment, Infrastructure project experience.
  • Sufficient understanding to be able to: prepare accurate project briefs, review Supplier project plan responses (cost, methodology, programme), prepare contract award documentation and quality review and finalise business case documentation.
  • Experience of project management and NEC PSC contract management to enable successful delivery of complex and demanding projects according to agreed outcomes. 
  • Membership of; Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association of Project Manager’s (APM) or Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
  • Educated to degree or equivalent preferably in an engineering or environmental discipline.
  • Desired: Flood Risk Management experience and/or a background within Civil Engineering.

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


  • Membership of; Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association of Project Manager’s (APM) or Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
  • Educated to degree or equivalent preferably in an engineering or environmental discipline.

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