Assistant Project Manager - 12691

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 4
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 that everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of – for people, communities and the environment – for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.

We’re looking for an Assistant Project Manager, a role which will see you join teams working on vital projects, often focused on our flood risk asset management programme. In practice, you’ll take complete responsibility for some of our smaller projects, and support 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. This will require demonstration of collaborative working, building positive working relationships, influencing and persuading, report writing, cost monitoring and forecasting, feasibility assessment, outline design, environmental management and construction management.

Naturally, we want you to be the best in your field. So expect training and development that helps you grow professionally. We will also pay your fees for one professional membership.
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.
Degree level education and a background in contract &/or project management.
Innovative and full of ideas, you’ll be a great communicator and champion of good practice.
1yr project management experience & management qualification such as PRINCE2 or APM would be an advantage. Member of a related professional body preferable, but we can support you towards this. Experience of financial and commercial controls, NEC contract suites, CDM regulations and risk management advantageous.
For further information contact Simon Allam on 07769575193 or

Salary £27,572 (potentially more for exceptional candidates, based on skills and experience).

See the candidate pack for more information on benefits offered, including generous pension provision and leave entitlement, flexible working practices, excellent training/learning opportunities.

Driving licence ideally required as some driving may be necessary. Lease car is available where there is a clear business need. Occasional travel (regionally or nationally) and overnight stays required.

Interviews are anticipated to take place w/c 14th 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
We are passionate about delivering the best projects to protect and enhance our environment. Tell us about your role in delivering a successful project - why did it mean so much to you, what project management skills did you use, and what was the result?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Describe who your customers and partners are in your current or a recent role. Describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a particular customer or partner to drive a win:win solution. What key communication methods did you use to present your case?
Communicates Effectively
Describe how in a current or recent role your communication skills enable you to translate difficult or important messages to a line manager, client, stakeholder or colleague.
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 you had to 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.