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Project Manager - Major Projects

Project Management
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Location : Manchester, Chester, York, Leeds, Newcastle

GHD is an employee owned and world leading professional services company, operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.


In line with our UK growth strategy we are developing our Major Projects capability and are looking for a Project Manager with a strong commercial and contractual mindset, who can lead Major, Multi-disciplinary Projects.  


Working with the UK Major Projects Lead, you will deliver Major Projects for the UK Region, fostering relationships with key clients, GHD Business Group Leaders and the UK Leadership Team.


You will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of complex project delivery, with experience drawn from a range of sectors including energy from waste, industrial, property and infrastructure.


Responsibilities in this role will include :


  • Leading on the delivery of Major Projects and Programmes to time, cost and quality, and in accordance with GHD process and procedures
  • Provision of first class, effective project leadership and direction to project teams throughout the design project lifecycle
  • Ensuring commercial and contractual aspects of the project are kept on track, resulting in profitable delivery.
  • Support Business Group and Market Leaders in market sector growth through the delivery of commercially successful major projects.
  • Deliver robust and consistent Project Management standards and processes 
  • Report on project delivery metrics, identifying and leading on improvements as required, and escalating relevant issues for resolution
  • Act as principal client contact for the duration of the project, building strong client relationships, arranging start up, review and feedback meetings
  • Work closely with your Project Teams to ensure client requirements are properly interpreted and reflected in the deliverables
  • Review and audit project management process and procedures on your projects to assist in improved quality and project performance
  • Ensure that your projects comply fully with all statutory and regulatory provisions.
  • Ensuring that for all your projects, Project Management Plans are prepared and adhered to throughout the project life cycle
  • Accountability for all commercial and financial matters on all your projects; regularly reviewing  and ensuring invoices are raised in accordance with the contract
  • Input to bids and proposals to ensure accurate Project Management estimates are established for bids & projects
  • Ensure project change control procedures are established and adhered to, leading in any change resolution
  • Resolve conflicts over resource allocation through discussion with other Project and Resource Managers
  • Ensure regular and effective communication with clients and project teams, and effectively manage any conflicts over resource allocation with other project and resource managers
  • Ensure all your projects are closed and archived and complete the lessons learned process
  • Exhibit a proactive safety culture on your projects ensuring that all staff follow safe systems of work procedures


What you will bring to the Team:

  • Degree/professional qualification in a related discipline
  • 5+ years experience of managing complex multi-discipline projects, with a strong prior track record of project management experience
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Comprehensive and applied understanding of the application of NEC contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to lead Major Project bids and delivery
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to form collaborative relationships
  • Proven track record of leading others and providing a constructive environment for the team to deliver and grow
  • Proven management capabilities
  • Technical and commercial background
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills


Our commitment to you

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?

Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD

As one of the world's leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.




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