Project Manager 2 - 23366

East Midlands, West Midlands
Birmingham , Kettering , Lincoln , Nottingham , Peterborough , Shrewsbury , Fradley
Trentside Offices, Kingfisher House, Nene House, Hafren House, Sentinel House, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT, AQUA HOUSE BIRMINGHAM B3 1AQ
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Commercial, Procurement and Contracts Management, Programme and Project Management, Other, Project Delivery
The Project Manager is a key role sitting at the heart of our Major Projects and Programme delivery activities. This is an influential and exciting permanent position that enhances and develops great working relationships to deliver outstanding results.
Reporting to the Project Team Manager, you will work with programme and project professionals delivering both bespoke and emerging projects that are focused on tackling the climate and nature emergency. This role acts as the conduit between developing the strategic direction and on the ground delivery across EA nationally, offering an insight into the full range of our work.
You will work collaboratively with many varied stakeholders including EA colleagues, delivery partners and advisory bodies to drive delivery, ensuring our environment is resilient and can adapt to the ongoing challenges it faces from climate change.
You will demonstrate a solid knowledge-base in project and programme management principles. An ability to see the bigger picture and understand how data analytics can support the delivery of our ambitions would be beneficial; however, our project managers tackle a broad range of projects and we welcome applications from people with different industry experiences as you will all bring something unique and exciting to the table.
The Lincs and Northants team sits within the Programme and Contract Management, part of Major Projects and Programme Delivery team.
We provide project and programme management capability, delivering projects in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. Our well-qualified award winning teams manage a wide range of projects throughout their lifecycle to deliver outcomes for flood risk and resilience, wildlife, nature and our communities. Adding value and delivering results through collaboration is at the heart of what we do.
You’ll have a degree in an engineering, project management or environmental related discipline ideally with a formal project management qualification.
You’ll have a proven track record of successfully leading people through projects and delivering complex programmes of work in collaboration with others; harnessing their skills, promoting innovation and driving improved performance.
You’ll have extensive experience managing complex stakeholders, operating across all levels of an organisation, demonstrating strong interpersonal, collaboration, influencing and negotiating skills. You will have strong mentoring skills to support your teams in the delivery of their work.
Experience in managing programmes of work, plus one or more of the following areas is essential:
• Project governance
• Commercial and contract management
• Project management of engineering and construction projects
• Project management strategic and change programmes
• Technical understanding of data analytics
• Innovation and industry best practice
Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning opportunities are available for those wanting to progress their career.
Base location can be flexible within the Midlands Hub but with an expectation of co-locating in Hub or delivery partner offices typically for at least 2 days a week.
Driving licence ideally required as some driving may be necessary.
We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community wishing to join a workforce which embraces difference and welcomes everyone.
For any questions about the role, please contact Vaughan Felton: / 07879493154.

09/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
We are passionate about delivering the best projects to tackle the nature and climate emergency. Tell us about a complex project you are proud of delivering.
• Why did it mean so much to you?
• What was your role?
• What was the outcome?
• What project management skills and tools did you use?

You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
One of our key drivers is to deliver efficiencies through the project delivery process and identify areas for innovation. We encourage people to take risks, be bold and continuously improve. Describe a time when you either developed an innovation or applied innovation from another industry to your work.
• What was the innovation?
• Why did you choose to use it?
• What was the outcome?

You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Our team manages projects within a complex environment that is constantly changing, this requires multiple decisions to be made to solve the problems arising from the climate and nature emergency. Describe a time when you identified a problem and the steps you took to solve it.
• What was the problem?
• What was your role in developing the solution?
• How do you make decisions about what to do to solve problems?
• How do you ensure you’ve made the right decisions?

You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
Influences and Persuades Others
You will be successful in this role by working with and delivering through others. When have you worked with others and won them over to achieve a successful outcome?
• What was your role in delivering the outcome?
• How did you win them over?

You may find it helpful to use the STAR approach when providing your response.
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.