Project Manager

Part Time
  • Part Time
  • Kent

Website National Highways

Your new role LTC is National Highways’ largest single investment project and includes building one of the largest twin-bore tunnels in the world. By nearly doubling SRN capacity over the River Thames east of London, we will improve access to jobs and skills for local communities, support business growth in Essex, Thurrock and Kent as well as improve vital connections with the ports for the freight industry. To maximise the wider benefits of the scheme for local communities and the environment, a comprehensive programme of wider investment has been developed in partnership with stakeholders. Primarily funded through designated funds, the programme already includes a new community woodland, new routes for walkers and cyclists, improvements to the coastal path, a new country park and improved community facilities at existing sites, a heritage app, conservation works to local heritage sites and improvements to local wildlife habitats. As a valued member of the LTC Programme Development team, your role will be to manage the successful delivery of the programme. This will include procuring and managing technical support services to develop projects preparing for delivery, and then managing the relationship with stakeholders once delivery funding has been secured. There will be plenty of opportunity to bring your own ideas to add to the programme along the way, too. You’ll be responsible for taking ownership of the process from procuring technical services or setting up legal agreements with other delivery bodies, through to managing financial forecasts, tracking and reporting spend, and ensuring the required assurance activities are completed at project completion. You will also be responsible for producing reports and providing information to support the central designated funds team within National Highways. What you’ll be leading on Developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with the Project Directors, technical leads and other key internal and external stakeholders, to ensure full mutual understanding of each projects’ strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review programme performance, and to agree solutions that resolve issues.Designing, agreeing and implementing delivery plans that ensure activities are effectively organised to deliver programme objectives, and are appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes.Managing the performance of delivery partners and expert consultancy support as appropriate, including setting up contracts that ensure each project’s objectives, cost and time requirements are clearly understood, and providing additional support and taking appropriate remedial action where necessary.Planning, tracking and monitoring delivery progress on a monthly basis, both within the LTC programme and the wider organisationUndertaking effective and efficient assurance reviews at key stages including project completion to evaluate delivery progress and compliance with National Highways policies and funding requirements To be successful you’ll need You will have experience of managing technical assurance for projects through company defined governance, review and approval gates.You will have proven experience of managing relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.You will have commercial skills with the ability to manage contracts working to, and improving, finance and reporting processes.Demonstratable experience managing multiple projects whilst meeting challenging deadlines.Previous experience identifying and managing risks to successful project delivery. A bit about us The Lower Thames Crossing is the most significant new highways infrastructure in a generation. The crossing will support the levelling up of the country, support local and national economic development, join up communities and provide a long term solution to congestion at the Dartford Crossing. This project will set the standard for delivery of sustainable road transport into the future. This role is within the Lower Thames Crossing Development Division which has a crucial role to set the scheme objectives and benefits, define the commitments, ensure compliance with standards and monitor, report and communicate benefits. We also offer: Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)Flexible hours and blended working between base location/homeLife assurance of 4 times annual salaryHealth and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccinesA cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travelSignificant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience And we are: Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilitiesMoney friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires

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