Senior Project Manager - South East - 27848

South East
London, Romsey , West Malling , Worthing
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management
We are looking for 2 Senior Project Managers to lead and deliver exciting, innovative projects including flood risk management studies and schemes that reduce the risk of flooding to communities and enhance the environment.

This role sits in Programme & Contract Management (PCM) and is a senior position within our integrated project teams, taking responsibility for the delivery of projects as the Client project manager, or accountability as project executive. You will manage the project delivery process from initial strategic planning, through to feasibility, detailed design and then into construction and handover. You will mentor and coach project team members, flexing your involvement to suit the strength of the team.

You will build a great working environment with high performing teams including our suppliers, client representatives, technical specialists and other partners. Applying your strong commercial acumen in project, contract and risk management, you will establish effective relationships, facilitating collaborative and efficient ways of working. You will make key project decisions informed by technical leads whilst following governance procedures, project assurance and legislation.

The ability to develop a resilient network of relationships with stakeholders such as statutory authorities, landowners and local communities to negotiate agreements, consents, approvals and external funding is crucial.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
South East PCM is led by a Delivery Manager overseeing between 70-120 staff, supported by Programme Specialists, Programme Managers and Project Team Managers (PTM). Each PTM manages 8-15 Project Executives, Project Managers and Project Support Officers who manage the day-to-day delivery of projects within our flood & coastal erosion risk management programme using our framework suppliers. Other internal roles forming part of our integrated delivery teams include commercial, environmental, asset managers, financial, estates, and legal.
· A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline, ideally with chartered membership of a professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or APMP.

· Training in project and/or contract management desirable.

· Technical expertise in a range of areas such as hydrology, river modelling, feasibility assessment, asset management, business case development, cost monitoring/forecasting, scope preparation, CDM, engineering design and construction.

· Significant experience in a project delivery and contract management environment, ideally within engineering, construction and/or flood & coastal risk management.

· A track record for delivering results in technically challenging projects through coordination of a technical team will need to be demonstrated.

· Project Executive role experience and experience in mentoring and supporting teams through delivery of their work is essential.
Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working supports a healthy work/life balance and offers numerous choices to accommodate the demands that personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning opportunities are available, including personal and professional development.

The role may require travel to project sites and project team meetings. Overnight stays may occasionally be necessary. 

Driving licence ideally required. Lease car is available where there is a clear business need.

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information contact

Documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Interviews likely to take commence 27 November.

12/11/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manages Self
Please describe your approach to managing tasks to deadlines and how you adjust your approach to delivering work if priorities change. Please also give us some context as to how you have been able to adapt and remain personally resilient in managing changing priorities.
Programme and Project Management
Tell us about a project or a programme of work that you have led or had senior involvement with. How did you keep track of progress and performance? What tools, systems and processes did you use? Did you require resource? Explain how you commissioned resource to work on your projects.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Describe a situation where you have had to balance the needs of a variety of stakeholders with differing drivers to reach a successful outcome on one of your projects.
Delivers Results Through Others
Describe a multi-functional project team that you have led or have had a senior involvement with. Tell us how you directed the team to deliver a significant portion of work and what you are particularly proud of. Tell us about the challenges you faced and how your leadership led to a successful project outcome.
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.