Senior Project Manager PM1 - North East

Environment Agency
Leeds, Newcastle, York
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

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Job description

At the Environment Agency, we do more than build flood risk management schemes or regulating industry, we strive to create a legacy to be proud of – for people, communities to enjoy and the environment.

You will lead a team of project managers and support officers with various levels of experience within our Programme & Contract Management function; line managing typically 8-12 people; either Environment Agency employees or staff from delivery partner organisations.

You will manage day-to-day running of the team including performance management, recruitment and succession planning to ensure a high performing team. You’ll support staff in their project delivery roles through coaching and assign project work to ensure good work-life balance and personal development.

You’ll build and enhance a great working environment, being a key figure within our local leadership group. You'll demonstrate excellent behaviours, collaborative working and build a strong network of relationships inside and outside the organisation.

You’ll face a portfolio, providing key links through project discussions and PCM resources assigned to their programme. You’ll be confident in escalating complex technical issues raised by your team. A strong problem solver, you’ll work closely with colleagues across Integrated Delivery Team adapting programme delivery when key issues escalate.

The team  

Programme and Contract Management (PCM) is responsible for delivering the majority of our high profile and large-scale projects in a continually improving sustainable way, mainly within our flood risk asset management programme; from multi-million-pound programmes to ground-breaking, award-winning projects. The local PCM team is a large but supportive teamworking environment where each team member’s contribution is valued. Our professional teams manage projects throughout their lifecycle to deliver environmental improvements.

Experience/skills required  

Qualified to degree level/equivalent in engineering, environmental or geography discipline with chartered membership of relevant professional body e.g. ICE, CIWEM or APMP, not essential if you have experience and proven record of great leadership. Understanding Asset Management and Programme Management desirable but not essential.

Inspiring, innovative, passionate team leader, to build great working environments, collaborative and high performing teams in different locations. Skilled in developing & coaching technical staff, managing performance, building inclusive relationships, resource management, embedding excellence, knowledge sharing with excellent communication and influencing skills without necessarily having technical knowledge.

Experience working with people at all levels, with different perspectives and drivers; ideally delivery partners or external organisations, building on shared outcomes

Technical knowledge or qualifications such as project management, risk or change management, flood & coastal risk management, asset management, business case development, modelling & hydrology, data management (BIM), engineering, construction, stakeholder management and H&S would be advantageous.

Contact and additional information

These roles are based within our team in Leeds/ York/ Newcastle.

Occasional travel (regionally or nationally) and overnight stays may be required once government Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

For further information contact either: Ted Thomas on 07917580701 or or Mike Grayson on 07824502913 or

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 4 September 2022.

Interviews are anticipated to take place w/c 30 September 2022.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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