Construction and Engineering Project Manager
Closing date: 3 January 2023 | Location: Buckley or Cardiff | Salary: £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6) This role may be eligible for a retention allowance of up to £6,364 (to be reviewed by 7 December 2025). We would welcome discussions with suitable applicants at the interview stage of the process.
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Post number: 200821
As a Specialist Project Manager working within a high performing team, you will deliver high profile multi-disciplinary capital construction projects to budget, programme, quality and risk criteria, ensuring successful outcomes are achieved. Projects will include flood risk management schemes, reservoir improvements, hydrometry upgrades, fish migration improvements, environmental management and remediation and forestry estate infrastructure. You will manage integrated teams of suppliers and partners through feasibility, appraisal, design and construction phases, ensuring NRW’s corporate goals are achieved, SMNR principles delivered and well-being objectives considered in all decision making.
Your responsibilities will include to:
- Undertake Project Manager responsibilities for allocated projects within our PRINCE2 methodology.
- Demonstrate exemplar project management principles; including financial, programme, scope, risk and contract management for higher-complexity and higher-risk projects.
- Manage the procurement of all suppliers on your projects. Undertake your duties in line with delegated authority and NRW policies and procedures.
- Prepare MS Project programme for projects, provide accurate forecasting of project milestones. Understand and manage programme delivery risks.
- Identify all consents and permissions required and apply for/instruct suppliers to obtain these in a timely manner.
- Write and maintain a risk register for projects and act to manage financial, commercial, legal, operational and reputational risks.
- Be a champion of safety and environmental practices and promote these to your project teams.
- Manage project communications to effectively engage and influence stakeholders to facilitate project delivery and outcomes.
- Build strong relationships with internal and external partners to achieve integrated solutions that deliver at a local and national level.
- Identify and share lessons learned and best practice.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:
- Educated to a minimum of degree level in an engineering or related technical subject.
- Post holders should have significant experience and have or be working towards Chartered Professional Status in their field (ICE, CIWEM, RICS).
- PRINCE2 Practitioner Status is desirable, or a commitment to achieve within 6 months of being in post.
- UK full driving licence.
Welsh language requirements
Essential: Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Desirable: Level 4 – Fluent in spoken Welsh
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for Resources
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose
- Competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date: 3 January 2023
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Gavin T Jones at Gavin.T.Jones@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk or 07769 160257
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.