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Senior 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 20% performance-related bonus scheme, as well as recognition awards for outstanding achievements
  • A GBP5,000 car allowance to support your travel needs
  • 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

Are you a Senior Project Manager looking for a rewarding career that combines your leadership and project delivery skills with your passion for large-scale and sustainable projects that benefit the environment and society? If yes, then United Utilities (UU) have an exciting opportunities for you to lead our Capital Delivery project teams in North West England, UK.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for creating and mentoring project teams, ensuring quality, timeliness and alignment with our organisational vision, sustainability targets and our eco-friendly reputation. You will use your leadership skills to handle dynamic situations and influence strategies across various business contexts and key aspects of our capital programme. You will also collaborate with other experts to tackle challenges unique to our industry and contribute to our success and help UU achieve our goals.

In joining us, you will have full exposure to the organisation, our major contracts and our largest industry partners. Stakeholder engagement is vital for this role. You will therefore need to build strong working relationships, manage key internal and external stakeholders effectively and provide expert advice to our contractors and the wider enterprise, especially Ofwat, Environment Agency and various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

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

  • Establish and lead high-performing, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve exceptional project outcomes
  • Manage project delivery within the constraints of performance, cost, and time, optimizing for cost-efficiency and risk mitigation
  • Foster collaboration with senior leadership to align programme objectives with organizational goals, providing support and guidance
  • Ensure financial and resource planning is consistent with project schedules and work breakdown structures to meet budget objectives
  • Develop the Performance Measurement Baseline to effectively monitor and control project progress and performance, integrating key project dimensions such as scope, cost, and quality

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

  • Experience of leading and managing a project management team delivering complex portfolio 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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