Project Manager 2 - North - 8181

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds , Newcastle
Tyneside House, Lateral
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Programme and Project Management
Joining this crucial area of the business, you’ll be responsible for delivering exciting and challenging Projects and Packages of Projects from initial strategic planning through to detailed design and construction. You will manage and coordinate multi-disciplinary project teams, commissioning external suppliers from our frameworks, motivating them to achieve excellent standards. Project management, team working, problem solving, client liaison and stakeholder engagement will sit at the heart of your role, so you’ll be confident building strong working relationships. Everything you do will bring you the daily reward of knowing that you are helping to save lives, protect homes and businesses and create a better place for people and wildlife.
Ncpms, part of the National Assets, Operations and Incidents directorate, provides professional programme and project delivery for the organisation. Key areas of work: appraising and delivering important projects, mainly flood defence schemes; across the Yorkshire and North East Areas. Working as a team is very important to us and we recognise the value each team member contributes. This is a rewarding role as a member of the North Unit team based in Leeds or Newcastle
Alongside a degree in civil engineering, environmental science/management, geography, geology or similar, you’ll have solid experience in both project and contract management preferably with experience in flood risk management or on construction schemes. An understanding of hydraulic modelling, feasibility assessment and outline design would be an advantage. Ideally, you will hold or be working towards PRINCE2 Practitioner, Association for Project Management (APM) or have similar project management qualifications. Also, you will be a member of or working towards membership of a professional body such as the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. You’ll need to demonstrate your exceptional track record in delivering projects to fast track programmes and show us your excellent leadership skills. You’ll be a first-class communicator, mentor and skilled negotiator, used to delivering desired outcomes on time and to budget, promoting continuous improvement.
Closing Date: 8th July 2018 at 23:55 hours Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance. Excellent training and career development opportunities for progression and/or broaden personal and professional skills. You'll champion environmental and safety practices in the team and have the opportunity to participate in national initiatives to innovate and improve practices/procedures. For more information please contact Anthony Myatt on 07768 475855 or
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.
Communicates Effectively
Describe a situation where and how your strong communication skills enabled you to translate a difficult message across to stakeholders, the community or a key player to bring them on board with your proposals.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Describe a situation where your analytical skills and problem solving have enabled you to analyse problems, consider a range of options and recommend and deliver an optimal solution. Describe what tools you used to support your approach and decision making
Health and Safety Management
How do you ensure you keep up to date with Health and Safety requirements that affect you in your role?
• What are the key H&S requirements in your current role?
• What do you see as the key H&S requirements in this role?
Membership of a professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or RICS is preferable.
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.

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