Senior Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 37961
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be the single point accountability and leadership for the delivery of a Project or Programme of work. This will be achieved by managing and assuring the performance of contractors to deliver project outcomes to time cost and quality. You will build a strong relationship with other areas of the business and assist in the repair, maintenance and development of our network assets which is key to delivering several ODI’s such as leakage reduction, the reduction of Supply Interruptions to our customers and our commitment to meet a statutory minimum in terms or water pressure to customers.

Stakeholder engagement both internal and external is key to success within this role. Driving the development and continuous improvement of the project team and supply chain, relentlessly striving to deliver enhanced health, safety & environment outcomes, customer delight and superior commercial performance.

What you’ll be doing as a Senior Project Manager:
  • Budget & Risk Management - Deliver sustainable financial out-performance against already approved budgets and report on performance monthly. Review performance and adjust accordingly through quarterly forecasting.
  • Performance & Quality Management - Performance management of the service providers to ensure the out-performance of service levels and value for money. Ensure quality systems and processes are complied with so results meet all asset standards. Where appropriate ensure technical waiver processes are followed.
  • Stakeholder Engagement - Maintain a strong external stakeholder relationship to actively protect and enhance Thames Water’s reputation to external customers.
  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement - Encourage and implement any innovation from the supply chain to develop a continuous improvement project culture. Engage with the Thames Water Innovation team projects that deliver improvement in the business unit.
  • Sustainable Delivery - Achieve best practices in the safe and sustainable delivery of capital projects, as well as subsequent operation and maintenance.
  • People & Culture - Lead and develop a highly performing team focussed on briefing and delivering specified outputs in an efficient, effective, and commercially sound manner.
  • Maintain a culture of accountability, achievement, and development amongst members of the team.
What you should bring to the role
  • Graduate or equivalent, relevant technical degree, apprenticeship route qualification and/or membership of a professional body preferable.
  • A project management qualification or experience in water network operations would be beneficial or desire to work towards a project management qualification.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to deliver projects to meet both commercial and technical objectives.
  • Ability to analyse data and make decisions on partial information.
  • Good project planning, estimating and financial forecasting skills.
  • A proven track record in project management.
What’s in it for you?
Are you looking for a role that offers variety and a collaborative team environment? We have an excellent opportunity for practical engineers to join our team! No two days are the same in this role, and you'll be working alongside a passionate and supportive team. We focus on ensuring safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of projects while maintaining process integrity in operational sites. We're committed to excellence in waste treatment, water production, and pumping station technology. Join us and take your engineering career to the next level!
  • Offering up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience and skills.
  • Car Allowance of £4,500 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, is packed with offers and information to save you money and support your well-being.
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 need to 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.