The Senior Project Manager is a crucial leadership role within our Thames Water Major Projects Team. This role will lead the project team to develop, procure and deliver a complex major project at one of our largest sewage treatment works in Greater London. This project is in the planning and outline design stage, enabling the successful candidate to make a real mark in the turnaround plan at Thames Water.

This role will be vital to the team's efforts to help ensure we deliver projects that meet regulatory expectations within the water industry. 

What you’ll be doing as a Senior Project Manager

  • Take accountability throughout the project lifecycle, governance compliance, and internal/external stakeholder engagement leading to the smooth transition into operational business.
  • Support the definition of solutions to meet the project objectives and will be responsible for preparing a clear business case.
  • Develop the best procurement strategy for the project and oversee the production of the specifications and contract documentation.
  • Develop a strategy for obtaining any required third-party consents, highlighting program and project risks relating to the consents required.
  • Effective liaison with the relevant town planning authorities as well as key internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth running and timely project delivery.
  • Promote and sustain Thames Water’s Health and safety vision (zero incidents, zero harm, zero compromises) throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Manage and ensure the performance of contractors to deliver project outcomes to time, cost, and quality.
  • Contribute to steering project-wide continuous improvement and delivering against stretching targets.
  • Commercially manage all contract matters to achieve the optimal outcome for Thames Water.
  • Hybrid – Maple Lodge Sewage Treatment Works or Clearwater Court Reading.
  • 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
  • Must have access to a car.

What you should bring to the role

  • An engineering or other relevant degree and chartered status with either a post-graduate business or project management qualification.
  • Be of a technical-based mindset.
  • Broad utility industry and business knowledge with prior involvement in delivering major complex projects (up to £100m in value) within a regulated infrastructure environment.
  • Knowledgeable in managing contract specification preparation, tendering, and tender evaluation processes with experience in negotiation.
  • Demonstrate your capability with risk-based and analytical decision-making.
  • Excellent management skills across multi-disciplined teams as well as excellent communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll play a role in our project management community, establishing best practices supporting the development of project managers and apprentices, and creating relationships across Thames Water.

  • Competitive salary from £54,000 per annum to £75,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Car Allowance.
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.