Assistant Project Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
23 Sep 2016
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is a leading service provider in Project Management, delivering projects at all stages from initial studies, design through to construction and maintenance, across the UK and internationally. Our projects include work in Rail, Highways, Water Utilities, Energy and Aviation, all of which are of critical long term importance to the general public, local and national economy and industry alike. Jacobs provides support for a wide range of clients including, government departments, local authorities and major contractors.

Position Summary:

Jacobs are looking for an Assistant Project Manager with experience of working in the construction or consulting engineering in the Built Environment sector.

You will:
  • Support Project Managers with the delivery of complex projects in the built environment
  • Assist with the management/reporting requirements and the delivery of the project to the required standard, on time and within budget
  • Work with clients and contractors with a diverse range of objectives in the definition of a successful project.
  • Meet company objectives that are not always aligned with those of clients
  • Comply with all relevant Legislation, Policies and Procedures
  • Work with a diverse range of specialists and engineering professionals
  • Provide technical solutions that meet the requirements of clients
  • Support and encourage the project team members to devise technical solutions that meet the requirements of clients
  • Promote, support and develop project teams to enhance project and business performance

You will also have experience of project managing the design and construction phases of buildings projects such as schools, housing, commercial property.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As an Assistant Project Manager you will be working on major multi-disciplinary projects and supporting Project Managers on key projects. You would be responsible for liaising with design teams, and the contractual interfaces between the Designer and Client Co-ordinator.
  • Liaising with the multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Liaising with clients and design team members
  • Ensuring quality deliverables within scope and programme
  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships
  • Identify the dependencies between these activities, and define the stages to ensure that we deliver quality (Do, review, amend, check, approve, issue)
  • Prepare a competitive fee estimate:
    • Resource-load the programme
    • Ensure that you understand the risks, and assign an appropriate level of contingency
    • Double check that we have accounted for all the required activities
    • Benchmark the fee with similar projects and eliminate 'nice-to-haves'

Manage the risks:
  • Identify the risk
  • Assess their impact and probability
  • Assign the appropriate mitigation strategy and assign ownership
  • Check that the actions are being undertaken, monitor their effectiveness, and act

Essential experience:

  • Project management experience in complex settings
  • Qualification in Project Management: Prince2/MAPM
  • Ability to operate within various forms of contract
  • Excellent communication skills with Clients and design team members
  • Proven ability of successful major project delivery

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