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Project Manager

Reed Talent Solutions
Closing date
6 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

United Utilities (UU) is proud to be ranked in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. We value diversity, inclusion and innovation in our workplace, and we foster a culture where our people can grow, excel, and be themselves. Whether you work with a team that shares your vision or join a network of peers with similar interests, you will find a welcoming and supportive organisation to be part of and to belong to.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality water for a more prosperous, greener and healthier North West of England. We are committed to providing our services in a way that respects the environment, supports the economy, and benefits society. We uphold our ethics, values and business model to fulfil our mission and, by setting clear goals and objectives, we create sustainable long-term value for our colleagues, customers and communities.

Joining us

We've got a lot to offer. You'll join a thriving FTSE 100 company and will enjoy a range of core benefits that reflect your value and value contribution. These include:

  • A generous annual leave package of 26 days, which increases to 30 days after four years of service, in addition to 8 bank holidays
  • A competitive pension scheme with up to 14% employer contribution, 21% combined, and life cover
  • A 10.5% performance-related bonus scheme, as well as recognition awards for outstanding achievements
  • A comprehensive healthcare plan through our company-funded scheme
  • A relocation allowance of up to GBP8,000, subject to eligibility criteria

We are excited to offer you a flexible and hybrid working model that lets you balance your work and life. You can choose to work from our main sites close to Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Kendal, or from any of our other hubs across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria. We want you to enjoy the benefits of working with us wherever you are.

Our projects are designed to be environmentally and socially responsible and will offer you opportunities to learn and grow throughout the project cycle. As part of our team, you will benefit from a range of training and development programs, such as AMP Project Management Qualifications (PMQ), leadership coaching, professional accreditation and mentoring. We are here to support you in reaching your full potential and thriving in your career and beyond.

The role

Do you have a passion for managing large-scale, long-lasting and environmentally friendly projects? If you do, then you might be the perfect fit for our Capital Delivery project teams at United Utilities (UU). We are looking for Project Managers who can lead and deliver our ambitious plans in North West England, UK.

As a Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to UU projects and services that align with our vision, sustainability goals and eco-friendly reputation. You will work closely with delivery teams and engineers across the project portfolio, learning about the organisation, our major contracts and our biggest industry partners. Using your expertise, you will tackle challenges unique to our industry and, by working with other experts, you will shape key aspects of our capital programme, making a significant impact on our success and helping us to achieve our targets.

United Utilities offer dynamic and long-lasting options that will help you grow professionally and personally and you will have the chance to enhance your skill, knowledge and experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. If you are passionate about making a positive difference for the North West of England and want to join us on our journey of transformation, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and become part of the UU family!

Key accountabilities

  • You will collaborate closely with project engineers and stakeholders to ensure that projects meet the performance, cost and time objectives. You will also contribute to the continuous improvement of the project processes and practices and share your insights and feedback with the team, whilst applying your skills and creativity to solve complex problems and make a positive impact
  • You will collaborate with internal partners and teams to keep them informed of and aligned with programme requirements and, at the same time, ensure that the programme is providing adequate support for business areas to achieve their deliverables
  • You will work to foster a culture of safety, where Health and Safety goals are integrated and aligned with our business objectives. You will strive to achieve high standards of performance and efficiency, whilst ensuring the well-being of our employees and stakeholders
  • You will collaborate with key internal teams such as Environmental Planning and Innovation and Corporate Affairs to facilitate effective communication with various stakeholders, including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), local councils, regulators and other third parties
  • You will work with the functional leaders to create and update resource plans that ensure appropriate resources are in place, whilst delivering the best results possible with the resources available.

Skills & experienceTo be successful with your application, you'll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Experience of managing complex projects
  • Any of the following: APM PMQ/MSP/PRINCE2, MAPM ChPP or RPP, relevant Post-Graduate qualification i.e. MSc (Project Management), PLP or equivalent skills, knowledge and experience
  • Hold a current UK/EU driving licence

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