Major Projects & Programme Assistant Project Manager G4 - 18285

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Bodmin , Bridgwater , Chichester , Darlington , Exeter , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 4
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management
£28,785
At the Environment Agency there’s so much more to our work than building flood risk management schemes or regulating industry. We strive to ensure that everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of – for people, communities, and the environment – for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.

We’re looking for an Assistant Project Manager, a role which will see you join teams working on vital projects, often focused on our flood risk asset management programme. In practice, you’ll take complete responsibility for some of our smaller projects and support senior colleagues as you gain experience on our major programmes of work.

Whatever the challenge, you’ll be involved throughout and take on wide-ranging responsibilities: adding value at the initial strategic planning phase all the way into implementation, construction, and delivery. This will require demonstration of collaborative working, building positive working relationships, influencing, and persuading, report writing, cost monitoring and forecasting, feasibility assessment, outline design, environmental management, and construction management.

Naturally, we want you to be the best in your field. So, expect training and development that helps you grow professionally. We will also pay your fees for one professional membership.
We are Programme and Contracts Management (PCM), part of Operations Assets & Programme Management, creating a better place through excellence in project and programme management. You will become part of an award-winning team that provides areas, alongside national services, and centres, with an effective project/ programme management service. Our strong, well-qualified teams manage projects throughout their life-cycle to deliver environmental improvements, adding value and resulting in a greater sense of shared ownership with local communities.
Likely to be qualified to degree level or equivalent in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline with an expectation you will be working toward chartered membership of a relevant professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or APMP but not essential if you can offer good experience and a proven track record in a project or programme delivery environment.

You’ll be a great communicator and champion of good practice, well-used to achieving project outcomes as part of a high performing team.

Having used project management skills for at least a year, it would also help to have a project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or APM and be working towards membership of a related professional body too; but we can support you towards this. The more experience you have of financial and commercial controls, NEC contract suites, CDM regulations and risk management, the better.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact ea_resourcing_project@environment-agency.gov.uk.

04/08/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Description: Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

We are passionate about delivering the best projects to protect and enhance our environment. Tell us about your role in delivering a successful project - why did it mean so much to you, what project management skills did you use, and what was the result?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Description:Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

This roles requires the skill to develop and maintain excellent working relationships. Please give an example of when you have had to balance the needs of a number of different customers. What was the situation, what was your role and how did you ensure everyone’s needs were met?
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Describe how in a current or recent role your communication skills enable you to translate difficult or important messages to a line manager, client, stakeholder or colleague.
Works in Teams
Description: Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Team work is incredibly important to us. We can only achieve the best results by working in genuine partnership and collaboration with others. Tell us about a time you had to support others to ensure the team worked successfully together.
Technical Skills
"This question is for information only and will not be scored.

For the majority our roles you do not need any additional technical skills, but for some of the roles in our area teams we are seeking additional expertise in the technical areas specified below.

If you have one or more of the areas of technical expertise detailed below, then please provide a short statement describing your level of expertise as part of your application, otherwise please mark this section as not applicable.

Working with Communities & Engagement
Programme Management
Town & Country Planning
Coastal Management
GIS
Modelling
A full UK driving licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.