Assistant Project Manager

Ref No. EMP408460
Salary £28,514 - £34,850/annum
Location Brighton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing


Southern Water are looking for 2 assistant project managers to join their above ground waste water construction team. Both positions will be based from their offices in Falmer, Brighton.

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Construction project management experience

The Job

Key Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for assisting Project Managers in the Above Ground Waste Water Process Team in the successful delivery of a programme of projects within an agreed geographic area, as measured against scope, time, budget, quality, customer service, environmental, and Health & Safety requirements.


  • Undertake all duties and responsibilities and exhibit the highest regard for health, safety and the environment.
  • Ensure individual schemes are completed to meet business targets relating to cost, time, quality and regulatory criteria.
  • Day to day management of issues relating to delivery of schemes or projects under the post holder's area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that schemes or projects are delivered to the design and specification criteria as specified by Asset Management.
  • Agree commissioning, take-over, completion and final certification criteria with Contractors and Operations. Ensure completion paperwork is completed in good time.
  • Regularly visit sites and record progress - discuss issues with contractors and agree ways to resolve.
  • Take a proactive approach to enhancing the customer experience, both internal and external, including pre-work communications, prompt ownership and resolution of issues, progress updates, post project reviews and other initiatives.
  • Assist Project Managers in adhering to governance procedures relating to environmental permitting, cost management, programme, progress reporting, risks, change control and construction contracts.
  • Build strong and effective working relationships with contractors, other members of the team, other business contacts and key stakeholders.

Key Skills / Knowledge / Qualifications / Experience:

  • Good understanding of Southern Water structure and operations.
  • Preferred relevant experience in water or utility industry, but more importantly, a demonstrable attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Relevant qualifications in Project Management (e.g. APM) or Engineering (e.g. HNC, NVQ, graduate).
  • Proficient IT, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to self- motivate and manage multiple work-streams.
  • Able to work in a team, whilst possessing influencing skills, promoting creative thinking, and ability to drive change and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to drive to sites is vital.


  • Direct reports: None
  • Indirect reports: None

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