Programme and Risk Manager

Ref No. BHN520723
Benefits car allowance
Location Havant, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (2028)
Job Status Open


Our client is seeking a Programme and Risk Manager with an engineering background to join their Havant based reservoir project team.


Project management qualification would be desirable

The Job

Our client is seeking a Programme and Risk Manager with an engineering background to join their Havant based reservoir project team.

Portsmouth Water has embarked on a £123m project to build a reservoir at Havant Thicket. This environmentally led project will safeguard future water supplies and provide a place of natural beauty for the community to enjoy. The reservoir will provide wetland habitats, paths for walking, cycling, running and horse-riding, and a visitors' centre providing a café and educational resources for schools. The project will be mainly delivered through a main reservoir contract and two pipeline contracts, with some additional related contracts.

Portsmouth Water are looking for enthusiastic Programme and Risk Manager to support project governance, effective risk management and to maintain the project programme. The successful candidate will need to work at all times in line with our clients' values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect.

Main responsibilities are:

Programme Management

  • Create, monitor, and maintain the integrated, master programme
  • Monitor progress of individual projects, identifying critical activities and reviewing forecasts and progress achieved to date to ensure accuracy of project schedules and to inform decision making
  • Track, analyse, and report information appropriately to allow the project teams to manage their areas including the regular review of programmes submitted by the NEC, main contractors
  • Track baselines, perform what-if analysis, and develop contingency plans


  • Maintain the project risk register to ensure that risks are effectively managed
  • Analyse and assess risks and secure input from other workstreams as required

Change Management

  • Maintain change control process to manage the integrity of project schedule, risk and cost


  • Prepare monthly reports, including programme and risk reports, and inputs from the rest of the team
  • Secretariat of the PW Board and Steering Committee for Havant Thicket Reservoir
  • Secretariat of the Joint Planning and Assurance Group (JPAG) with Southern Water


  • Excellent and adaptable communications skills
  • Organisation and self-management
  • Good analytical skills, with the ability to review and write progress reports, minutes of meetings and decision support papers
  • Excel/Powerpoint/Word/Teams,
  • Risk management (monte carlo analysis is desirable)
  • Schedule management software (Primavera, Microsoft Project)
  • Experience of using ERP Systems and contract management software would be an advantage

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in engineering
  • At least 7 years of relevant industry experience
  • PMO/Primavera experience desirable
  • Chartered Engineer or member of APM, PMI or similar
  • Project management qualification (PRINCE2, APM, PMI)
  • Hold a valid driver's licence. All applicants will be required to undertake our driver assessment
  • NEC contract experience would be an advantage


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • This position is a fixed term but salaried role to run the duration of the Havant Thicket Reservoir Project (2028)
  • Company pension
  • Car allowance
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays - rising by 1 day for each year of service up to 5 days (depending on role grade)
  • This is the first reservoir to be built in the UK in 40 years - many water companies have draft proposals for future reservoir builds so this is a fantastic opportunity to join an area of the water industry with future prospects/employment
  • This is a site based role (1 day flex working may be considered)

Callum Cox
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