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Project Manager

CJ Founds Associates
UK Home Based – with UK travel
£50k - £75k (dependent on experience)
Closing date
15 Oct 2021
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About Us

CJ Founds Associates is a small independent and fast-growing consultancy providing Professional and Technical Advisory Services to Local Authorities, Devolved Administrations and Private Sector Clients. We are both innovators and thought leaders across Digital Infrastructure and Highways & Transportation sectors and deliver market leading programmes and projects. Established in 2016 to provide expert support, guidance, and advice, we have continued to grow steadily and sustainably, forming a strong portfolio of collaborative client relationships and successful projects delivered.

About the role

We are looking for a highly talented, experienced and self-motivated Project Manager with extensive experience in delivering multi-million pound fast moving projects ideally in infrastructure delivery, ideally highways & transportation, or digital fibre implementation. Working as part of a high performing team and directly with our clients, you will become a trusted advisor to our clients. You will join a growing business, that has strong client relationships and an expanding order book – this is an exciting time for our business.

We are looking for someone who is creative and dedicated, to fit with our collaborative hard-working culture and ethos. The role fits someone who has a flexible approach to working across the UK, someone who is a high achiever, an innovator and can both lead and deliver on projects, contract and programme management. Most of our projects are delivered across multi-disciplinary teams, within politically and financially challenged environments – so experience of public and private sector delivery would be advantageous.

Candidate Requirements

  • Ability to manage a portfolio of complex projects, ensuring client satisfaction and project deliverables are always met
  • Proven experience of project delivery on multiple projects from initiation and planning, through to execution and closure.
  • Excellent governance and assurance skills and experience, managing risk in an effective responsive way and working with clients, subcontractors and partners to mitigate impact to time, cost and quality.
  • Can provide innovative advice and delivery solutions for our clients, using a full range of skills, appropriate tools, and drawing on experience and knowledge whilst maintaining governance in challenging environments
  • Confident negotiator, with experience of conflict and change management.
  • Ability and experience of delivering written proposals, reports, presentations, and other project critical documentation in a timely manner, with the supporting ability to present to a variety of audiences including stakeholders, team members, SROs and executives.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships internally, with clients and subcontractors, as well as developing further relationships in our professional network.
  • Be a confident speaker and presenter, with the ability to address all levels of stakeholders and contractors.
  • Ensures excellence in delivery and engagement in what can sometimes be a challenging and fast paced environment.
  • Actively seeks and supports new business opportunities and strengthening Client relationships to support the business’s future steps.
  • Willing to travel to client sites and offices, to work and integrate as part of their teams.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ideally educated to a degree level or equivalent
  • Relevant Project Management professional accreditation and/or qualifications i.e. APM or Prince 2
  • Proven extensive Project Management and Contract Management experience, at least 10 years preferrable
  • Self-motivated and excellent communicator, with high standard of ethics and strong guiding principles
  • Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team in a collaborative environment.
  • Has a strong attention to detail, with the ability to motivate and lead others to also achieve high quality
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills, including the ability to negotiate complex delivery issues
  • Strong collaborator and able to build trust with colleagues and client teams
  • Ability to respond to changing project environments, whilst maintaining strong governance and project controls
  • Digital and software literate, including establishing systems and process, and lean methodologies
  • Willing and able to learn, understand and apply new technologies as they develop
  • Ability to actively identify, negotiate and secure new business opportunities

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonuses
  • Working from home, with site/client visits when the project need arises
  • Flexible approach to working
  • 25 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Lieu days
  • ‘Together Days’
  • Career progression, with personal development funded training
  • Company pension plan
  • As a business we are currently looking at healthcare plans and other employee benefits we hope to implement in the near future

Closing Date for applications is Friday 15th October 2021.

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