Project Manager

Ref No. BHN517157
Location Bedford, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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We are recruiting for a new Project Manager to work with Highways England on a permanent basis in Bedford. Delivering a portfolio of concrete road maintainence amd improvement projects.


Project Manager - Highways - CDM

The Job

Project Manager
Your new role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to join our team in Bedford, on a permanent, full time basis. Within this role, you will be managing the delivery of a portfolio of concrete road maintenance and improvement projects, although you may be required to support a wider programme of road schemes within the East. This role plays a pivotal part in supporting the local economy making sure transport links run safely and smoothly.

Highways England work with safety and customer experience at their very heart. We are proud of the road network that we manage and the way it connects millions of lives every year.

What you'll be leading on
* Manage the development of project plans, agree key project milestones, scope, acceptable risks and priorities with key stakeholders, ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to achieve successful delivery.
* Ensure that all projects are in scope and are delivered within agreed parameters for quality, cost and time, ensuring they meet intended outcomes, customer service levels, quality and health and safety standards.
* Manage the expenditure budgets for all projects in scope, ensuring effective financial practices are in place and adhered to by all project resources.
* Achieve efficiencies, best practice and continuous improvements by ensuring that programme delivery plans are optimised through effective collaboration between stakeholders, economical sequencing of delivery activities, and optimal management of resources.
* Ensure all safety process are in place at start of scheme. During scheme construction seek continuous improvement, encourage near miss reporting from all levels of workforce, share lessons learnt and install a culture that everyone goes home at the end of the day safely.
* Establish and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and supply chain, ensuring regular checkpoints take place to build trust, update on progress and address any concerns.

To be successful
* Up to date knowledge and understanding of CDM and health and safety regulations
* Knowledge of Highways Construction & Maintenance practices
* Knowledge of NEC contracts
* Evidence of managing and maintaining agreed project plans and detailed stage plans in conjunction with delivery partners
* Computer literate - Word / Excel / MS Project etc.
* Recognised qualification in Engineering and/or Project or Programme Management - (desirable)

A bit about us
Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.

Why you should join us
At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

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
And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

You can not apply for this job as its status is Closed.
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