Project Manager - 12640

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 5
Full Time
Programme and Project Management
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 everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of – for people, communities and the environment – for all of us and future generations to enjoy.

Our Project Manager role will see you join our high performing teams working in collaboration on vital projects across the region, often focused on our flood risk asset management programme. You’ll take responsibility for the management of projects, supporting 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. Effective communication and the ability to build great working relationships are crucial, as you’ll be managing resources, and coordinating an integrated project team, including our supply partners - encouraging the best performance and behaviours within our collaborative teams as you set a path to achieving great outcomes. This role will also involve contract management, report writing, cost monitoring and forecasting, feasibility assessment, outline design, environmental 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.
The role calls for a relevant degree such as in civil engineering, environmental science or geography and an impressive history in both contract and project management. Ideally, but not exclusively, you will have experience working on civil engineering projects and be an expert negotiator and champion of good practice. You’ll bring an infectious enthusiasm that also inspires your project team to achieve the best of themselves and the project goals.

Having at least four years project management experience, as a minimum, you should have a project management qualification such as in PRINCE2 or APM. If not already a member of a professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or APM, we will support you in achieving this. In addition, the more experience you have of financial and commercial controls, NEC contract suites, CDM regulations and risk management, the better.
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 £34,879 (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
Describe a project you have managed successfully. Describe how you set up the project, planned and managed resources, what key issues and challenges you faced and how you ensured successful delivery.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Tell us who your customers and partners are in your current or recent roles. Describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a particular stakeholder (client or partner) to drive a win:win solution.
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 ways of working.
Works in Teams
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 when you held a lead role in certain aspects of a project. How did you build relationships and support others to ensure the team worked successfully together.
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.