Project Team Manager - South East - 27851

South East
London, Romsey , West Malling , Worthing
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management, Project Delivery
This senior position sits in Programme & Contract Management (PCM) and manages team members who project manage the delivery of exciting, innovative projects that include studies and schemes that ultimately aim to reduce the risk of flooding to communities and enhance the environment.

The role holder will be responsible for line management of a technical team; recruitment including resource planning, onboarding of new staff & inductions; training, coaching and mentoring; programme managing a portfolio of work as Area Lead; and trouble-shooting and escalating project issues that project teams cannot resolve themselves.

You will have the ability to build a great working environment to bring the best out of high performing teams, encouraging your team to work collaboratively and effectively with their customers and partners. You will support your team with project, contract and risk management decisions. You will organise and provide training for new starters and existing team members.

You’ll use your interpersonal skills to build and develop a resilient network of working relationships with other team leaders across the organisation, facilitating smooth working for your team’s projects. You will oversee a portion of the programme, your portfolio, and track performance, putting in measures to rectify as and when needed.

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 a related field, ideally with chartered membership of a professional body such as APMP, CIWEM, ICE or a management institute.

· Have undertaken training in project, contract, HR or business management.

· Some technical knowledge would be useful to manage a technical team who will be overseeing delivery of hydrology, river modelling, feasibility assessment, asset management, business case development, cost monitoring/forecasting, scope preparation, CDM, engineering design and construction.

· Significant experience in a people management, project, and/or contract management environment. An engineering, construction and/or flood & coastal risk management is desirable not essential.

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

· Ability to mentor and support your teams in the delivery of their work.

· Strong interpersonal and influencing skills as relationship management of both internal and external stakeholders.
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.

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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
Describe what makes you a good candidate for the Project Team manager role? Please focus on your awareness of your impact and approach on others whilst acknowledging your own skills and experience.
Delivers Results Through Others
Please tell us how you have resourced a programme of work to deliver it through your team. What challenges did you face? How did you manage the programme and keep track of progress and performance?
Leads People
Tell us about a team that you have managed. How did you coach or mentor them to ensure that they could do their jobs effectively? How did you ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through the team? Explain the challenges you faced.
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?
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.