Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 38018
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £41,000 to £62,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate for this role will have the unique opportunity to enhance the resilience of the sewage treatment works underground assets within Thames Water's wastewater networks. You will support the definition of the project scope, program, and budget for delivery in AMP8, directly contributing to Thames Water's Capital Delivery program and Turnaround plan. Join us and spearhead the exciting changes at Thames Water!

What you’ll be doing as a Project Manager
  • Establish and continuously promote a proactive health, safety, and environment culture across complex and high-risk Project portfolios and our service providers.
  • Develop and deliver an optimised project to achieve all regulatory, statutory, and internal outputs, deadlines, and targets.
  • Accountability throughout the project lifecycle, governance compliance, and internal/external stakeholder engagement, leading to the smooth transition of the project outcomes into the operational business.
  • Actively protecting, managing, and enhancing Thames Water’s reputation with external customers and stakeholders.
  • Development of project briefs, including supplementary information for the project's subsequent early contractor involvement phase.
  • Supporting the development and definition of the tender package(s), including the meaning of the scope of work, to support the Procurement team through each stage of the tender process and ensure the demanding timescales are met.
  • Managing the project's ‘route to consent’ strategy, highlighting program and project risks relating to consents required, and considering any potential early works.
  • Managing and assuring the performance of contractors to deliver project outcomes on time, cost, and quality.
Hybrid—Maple Lodge, your role will require you to be on-site and in the office, as required by the role and the business's needs, so flexibility is required.
Thirty-six hours a week, Monday to Friday, we are open to part-time applications for this role.

A driver's licence and access to a car for this role would be ideal.

What you should bring to the role of Project Manager
  • Be educated to HNC /degree level with further or outstanding role-specific experience in a relevant operational or project management capacity.
  • Managing, leading, and developing people in a culture of accountability and achievement.
  • Have contractual awareness of project management work.
  • Have a proven track record of managing the performance of third-party organisations.
  • Set up and regularly implement feedback systems to improve business performance.
  • Be able to deliver tough messages with empathy.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £41,000 to £62,000 per annum
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.