Senior/Principal Project Manager (Water & Environment)

Warrington, Cheshire
Competitive Salary
12 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an experienced Project Manager.

Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

We are seeking a Project Manager to support a diverse range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations and will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts


  • You will be managing projects for local authorities, water companies and major infrastructure clients and you will also work with other disciplines within the group to deliver projects for key framework clients.

  • Project management on a variety of water environment and engineering programmes and projects, taking responsibility for the safe delivery of our projects to meet programme and budget requirements, whilst maintaining high quality standards.

  • Contract administration, including invoicing, forecasting, schedule management, QA documentation.

  • Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of your project team

  • Planning and scheduling work

  • Identifying and managing risk and change

  • Reporting on performance

  • Chairing internal and client project meetings

  • Management and development of more junior colleagues in the team

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities within existing contracts and support sales opportunities across the wider business.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • High quality degree relevant to the water environment

  • Proven project management knowledge in environmental/water projects

  • Chartered or Incorporated through a relevant Professional Institution

  • Good understanding of the technical work undertaken in the water environment sector

  • Proven ability of project managing a variety of project types and sizes across a range of sectors

  • Able to operate autonomously, with authority, skilled in developing and building relationships

  • Demonstrable knowledge of working with private and public sector clients

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to identify client requirements and scope wider business opportunities

  • Ability to use Microsoft Project to write and manage project schedules

  • Demonstrable knowledge of working under a range of contract forms, in particular NEC

  • Demonstrable knowledge of undertaking earned value analysis on projects

  • Demonstrable knowledge of writing project quality and delivery plans

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • APM Project Management Qualification or PRINCE2 Practitioner

  • Ability to use Primavera to write and manage project schedules

  • Proven ability of leading and winning new tender opportunities

CH2M is now Jacobs, join us and love what you do. Focus on tackling the toughest challenges with a smile as you support the development of life-changing infrastructure that improves communities across the United Kingdom. See the inherent value in your point of view as you deliver for our clients.

This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK. CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

Learn more about our collaborative, friendly culture and the ways in which were driven to support diversity through multiple networks and initiatives. We support and encourage every employees professional growth and provide flexible working conditions where appropriate. Were full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as advance their career.

CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.