Senior Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 37692
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Isleworth
  • Salary: £55,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: Project Management
  • 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 our second-largest sewage treatment works. As Senior Project Manager, you will lead the team in successfully delivering the current project at the site, which will continue over the next few years. You will also lead an upcoming project by defining the scope and programme and managing the procurement and subsequent delivery for further significant investment at the site in AMP8. This will directly contribute to Thames Water's Capital Delivery programme and Turnaround plan. Join us and spearhead the exciting changes at Thames Water!
What you’ll be doing as a Senior Project Manager
  • Take accountability for governance compliance and internal/external stakeholder engagement throughout the project's lifecycle, leading to a smooth transition into operational business.
  • Support the definition of solutions to meet the project objectives and be responsible for preparing a clear business case.
  • Develop the best procurement strategy for the project and oversee the specifications and production of contract documentation.
  • Develop a strategy for obtaining any required third-party consents, highlighting program and project risks relating to the consents required.
  • Effective liaison with the relevant town planning authorities and critical internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth running and timely project delivery.
  • Manage and ensure the performance of consultants and contractors to deliver project outcomes that are timely, cost-effective, and high-quality.
  • Contribute to steering project-wide continuous improvement and delivering against stretching targets.
  • Commercially manage all contract matters to achieve the optimal outcome for Thames Water.
Role Location: This role will be based on a hybrid basis, either in Clearwater Court Reading or Modgen Sewage Treatment Works, Isleworth; you will be required to be on-site at Modgen 3 days a week.

Working Hours: Thirty-six hours a week, Monday to Friday.

What you should bring to the role
  • An engineering or other relevant degree or qualification within a business or project management qualification.
  • Knowledge of the construction, infrastructure or utility industry and business knowledge with prior involvement in delivering major complex projects (up to £100m in value) within a regulated infrastructure environment.
  • Knowledgeable in managing contract specification preparation, tendering, and tender evaluation processes with experience in negotiation.
  • Demonstrate your capability with risk-based and analytical decision-making.
  • Confidence in speaking to all levels of external and internal stakeholders
 What’s in it for you?
Join our project management community and help us establish best practices to support the development of project managers and apprentices while building valuable relationships across Thames Water.
  • Competitive salary from £54,000 pa to £75,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Car Allowance.
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • 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. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.