Assistant Project Manager

Ref No. BHN520727
Benefits car allowance
Location Havant, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Our water sector client is seeking two Assistant Project Managers to support the project management team working on a unique new reservoir project based in Havant.


Background in major civils infrastructure projects would be desirable

The Job

Our water sector client is seeking two Assistant Project Managers to support the project management team working on a unique new reservoir project based in Havant.

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 two assistant project managers, one to support the reservoir contract, the other for the pipeline contracts, with some flexibility in providing support for the programme as a whole. The successful candidate will need to uphold our clients' values of excellence, integrity and respect.


  • Support the project manager to fulfil duties as required under the NEC contract
  • Communicating with stakeholders regarding project objectives, contributing to planning and development, supporting coordination and management
  • Researching information as required and performing administrative tasks such as contract administration, scheduling meetings, taking meeting notes and preparing management reports
  • Project management of ad hoc projects to be managed from concept to completion
  • Working with our professional advisers to ensure that works proceed in accordance with planning permission, licences and compliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Scrutinise contractor information, including programmes, applications for payment, compensation events and early warning notices


  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build excellent relationships with the team and stakeholders
  • Expertise in planning software and techniques
  • A clear, systematic approach to solving complex issues and able to communicate solutions in an effective, efficient, high-level manner
  • Ability to work to deadlines with a focus on results and quality
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to review and write decision support papers and progress reports
  • Enthusiastic and able to inspire others
  • Excel/Powerpoint/Word/Teams
  • Experience of using Contract Management Software would be an advantage

Qualifications and Experience

  • A background in Water/Highways/Earthworks/Civils infrastructure would be desirable
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, management, design or a related field of study
  • 4 or more years of experience of major civil infrastructure projects
  • NEC contract management experience is desirable
  • Member of a relevant professional institution e.g. MICE, APM, PMI
  • Project management qualification (PRINCE, APM or PMI)
  • Full driving licence (all applicants will be required to undertake our driver assessment)


  • 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
  • This is a site based role (some flexible working may be considered)

Callum Cox
manages this role


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