Senior Project Manager - 12634

East Midlands, East of England, South East
Ipswich , Norwich , Peterborough , Reading , Welwyn Garden City
Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Kingfisher House, Kings Meadow House, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Programme and Project Management, Senior Leadership
As Senior Project Manager, you will play a leading role within our high performing and collaborative Project teams. You’ll have complete accountability for some of our most impressive and demanding projects, often focussed on our flood risk asset management programme. You will be a role model as a talented expert who is a trusted source of advice. You will be a strong mentor and hold a business portfolio in an area you are passionate about. You will also have demonstrated strong commercial acumen in contract management and developing effective and trusting supply partner relationships.

Naturally, you will build strong collaborative relationships, shaping thinking at the initial strategic planning phase all the way into implementation, construction and delivery; with Project Executive experience being most advantageous. Your role as an outstanding communicator, collaborator and influencer will be critical to the success of the high performing teams, leading and inspiring the integrated project team including our supply partners.

The variability of the role is wide and exciting; leading multi-million pound contract negotiations one day, talking to local communities the next. The role will involve key contract management activities, report writing, cost monitoring and forecasting, feasibility assessment, outline design, environmental management and construction management.
We are Programme and Contracts Management (PCM), 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 and programme management service. Our strong, well-qualified teams manage projects throughout their lifecycle to deliver environmental improvements, adding value and resulting in a greater sense of shared ownership with local communities.
You will need a relevant degree such as in civil engineering, environmental science or geography, and a deeply impressive history in both contract and project management. Ideally, but not exclusively, you will have experience working on civil engineering projects and be a natural innovator, expert negotiator and champion of good practice. You’ll bring an inspirational gravitas that ensures everything’s done on time to quality and budget.

As a minimum, you’ll need at least six years’ project management experience plus a project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or APM, ideally qualified to practitioner level. You will be a member of a related professional body, ideally chartered, though we can support you towards this. However, what will set you apart is your exceptional record of delivering complex, high-risk projects successfully – and your natural ability to bring big-picture thinking that improves the methods, behaviours and processes with the people you work with.
For further information on the role contact Simon Allam on 07769575193 or

Please see the candidate pack for details of our benefits, such as pension provision, leave entitlement, training/learning opportunities and flexible working practices.

Salary from £44,477 (potentially more for exceptional candidates, based on skills and experience).

Driving licence ideally required. Lease car available where there is a clear business need. Regional and national travel and occasional overnight stays required.

Interviews are anticipated to take place w/c 15 October 2019.

When providing evidence for competencies, give examples of how you demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills. CVs / documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

30/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
We are passionate about delivering the best projects to protect and enhance our environment. Tell us about a complex project you’re really proud of delivering. Why did it mean so much to you, what project management skills and tools did you use, what did you do and what was the result?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Describe who your customers and partners are in your current or a recent role. Describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a particular stakeholder (client or partner) to drive a win:win solution. What key communication methods did you use to present your case?
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
We deliver innovative projects that have the greatest benefits to communities and the environment. We encourage people to take risks, be bold, and continuously improve. Tell us about a time you created, improved or introduced new or improved methods or processes to improve the desired result or improve ways of working.
Influences and Persuades Others
Give an example of a tricky situation when you have had to influence a person or people involved on your project to secure their support to enable delivery to agreed deadlines, success criteria or objectives.
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.