National FCRM Development Portfolio - Project Manager - 22127

Home Working , All, Various
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Part Time Term Time, Compressed Hours
Programme and Project Management, Project Delivery
We’re offering an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation with the environment at its core. The Environment Agency offers you a chance to improve the world you live in, by tackling the climate and nature emergency.

We are looking for experienced Project Managers to join our professional project management service to help deliver our projects worth over £50 million a year.

You’ll be at the heart of delivering business improvement projects that help warn, inform and protect communities and businesses from the devastating impacts of flooding. Our portfolio includes projects that deliver new technologies, ways to reduce our carbon impact and adaptations to climate change. We help to build and maintain over £20bn of flood defences that protect people from flooding.

You will need to establish effective working relationships with colleagues from across the Environment Agency and our partners and suppliers, to ensure that our projects are effectively delivered and embedded.

We’re looking to recruit a range of permanent roles, assignment (internal), or fixed term contracts (external) up to 23 months. We are also looking to recruit Project Support Officers.
You’ll work in our team of dedicated project and programme management professionals.

We are committed to being diverse and inclusive in all that we do; taking a one team approach focused on supporting, empowering and developing ourselves and each other.

Located across the country, you’ll be able to develop your career whilst shaping and delivering a wide range of interesting and ground-breaking projects that help us be a world leader in managing flood risk.
We are looking for motivated individuals with good engagement, communication and influencing skills, and who have demonstrable experience of:

• delivering business change projects and working to best practice standards
• planning and delivering successfully in a project environment
• effectively managing project risks, finances and communications and engaging with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that outputs are delivered successfully to achieve the required benefits.
• writing compelling, comprehensive business cases
• being a leader which allows you to gain credibility, respect and co-operation with those you work with
• working with uncertainty and finding innovative solutions to solve problems

You’ll be passionate about the environment and improving the lives of communities affected by the climate emergency.

You may have professional PPM qualifications like chartered/ MAPM status, accreditation in Prince2 / MSP / P3O / Agile or equivalent.
We aim to be a diverse workforce reflecting the UK’s population. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, female and LGBT+ candidates who are under-represented across our workforce.
Applications from those wanting full, shared or part-time working arrangements are welcome.

In this national role, you can work flexibly in any one of over 50 offices across England. We encourage blended home and office working. Some travel will be required to attend meetings/training.

Interviews will be held remotely in weeks commencing 16 and 23 May, using virtual technology. The assessment stage will include a variety of methods to help us get the best out of every candidate.

For more information about this role, including contact details, please see the candidate pack.

22/05/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Programme and Project Management: You'll be able to plan and coordinate project activities and demonstrate how you set, monitor and help others to achieve agreed targets.

Using a specific example, please describe your approach to delivering a project.

PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.
Delivers Results Through Others
Delivers Results Through Other: Harness the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

In relation to a specific project, please describe your approach to delivering results through others.

PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems: Find and deliver optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

Please can you provide us with an example of when you have identified a problem, and describe the steps you took to resolve it.

PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating 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.

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.