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Senior Project Manager

£115,000 - £120,000

UK / North West

Civil Engineering



Paul France
020 8892 0115

Paul has recently joined MRG to head up their Civils and Construction division. Since graduating, he has over 25 years recruitment experience, all in Construction & the Built Environment. He specialises in recruiting Managers & Directors into the Civil and Infrastructure se


Job Description

REF: 13430
Posted: 06 March 2018
Closes: 26 April 2018

We are working with a leading international contractor who specialise in all aspects of modern Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering. They work as both specialist contractor and main contractor, delivering major infrastructure projects between £100m and £800m across the UK.

The major projects team are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager deliver a £200m project as part of HS2 based in Birmingham.

Working as part of a joint venture and reporting into the Project Director, the successful Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the project from pre-construction through to delivery.
  • Working in partnership with other senior management staff across the joint venture.
  • Managing multi discipline teams on a day to day basis.
  • Producing regular progress reports to the Major Project director for inclusion in Board reporting.
  • Working with the site team to deliver the targeted goals/KPI’s of the project and ensure a satisfactory outcome is achieved on the project.
  • Ensuring work on site is carried out to the highest of safety standards.
  • Promoting innovative thinking in the team in order to bring client best value e.g. savings in life cycle costs.
  • Recognising the importance of meeting the programme and pursuing the measures necessary to achieve it.
  • Risk and Opportunity management – ensuring the board are fully aware of the operational and commercial issues on site and assist in value engineering and efficiency savings on the project.
  • Working on future tendering of Major Projects

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Experience and knowledge of Major Infrastructure Projects which have included a large geotechnical element.
  • Experience in delivering projects over £100m from pre-con to handover.
  • Proven success delivering safely and profitably on such projects.
  • Continual improvement approach to Health and Safety is essential.
  • Good management skill and the ability to work in a team environment (many of our projects will be undertaken in Joint Ventures so experience of this is valuable)
  • Degree or equivalent in geotechnical or civil engineering
  • Experience of corporate governance process
  • Good commercial and financial management
  • Good communication and negotiations skills at all levels.
  • Chartership advantageous but not essential

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the UK’s best civil contractors.

Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact Paul France on 020 8892 0115 or

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