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Thames Water have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the team within Developer Services Major Projects,

What you will be doing as the Project Manager?

You will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary project teams in the delivery of a varied portfolio of water and wastewater projects ranging from £150,000 to over £5 million in value. Managing your portfolio of projects throughout the entire project lifecycle, from the outline conception through to detailed design, construction, and handover, you will be responsible for developing solutions that meet the needs of various high-profile customers, including internal Thames Water-led growth schemes. You will ensure that these projects and deliverables are achieved promptly and within budget, time, scope and quality constraints, by planning, executing and controlling projects throughout their lifecycle. Collaborating with other teams across the business as well as internal and external subject matter experts will be essential to correctly plan for and achieve the project objectives. Therefore, you’ll need to be a leader, a good problem solver, and have excellent stakeholder management skills, including the ability to confidently and present to Senior stakeholders. In addition, you will undertake the following key accountabilities:

  • Manage a challenging, complex project portfolio across the London region.
  • Define project scope, plans and budgets that will successfully deliver the project and business outcomes and objectives.
  • Identify, engage and manage direct and indirect stakeholders appropriately in the context of each project.
  • Establish regular project review meetings covering cost, delivery programme, RAID and RAG statuses, escalating where appropriate.
  • Lead a Health, Safety and Environmental performance culture, not limited to conducting H&S audits.
  • Provide updates and produce regular project reports including financial status; actuals, accruals and forecasted costs.
  • Follow agreed governance standards, including stage gate reviews, across each project’s lifecycle.

What you should bring to the role:

  • Be an analytical thinker with the ability to understand a problem by breaking it down into smaller parts and identify the key issues and solutions.
  • Have a commercial awareness with a concern for the bottom line and focus on delivering the results which will enhance the overall profitability/performance of the business.
  • Use your leadership skills to develop a sense of unity and purpose across diverse project teams and the business, to influence others and direct them towards achieving the defined objectives without reliance on authority or position.
  • Draw on your project management skills to understand the bigger picture and wider context of the project; draw information from various sources and engage the right subject matter experts to put a plan in place to deliver projects within the programme, scope and budgetary constraints.
  • Identify and address the risks attached to projects and the business and build action plans to manage and mitigate them.
  • Think outside the box and able to challenge pre -existing assumptions and procedures. Thinks ahead, adding value not only for the customer within the project context but also innovating for the future.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Annual Leave - Grade B – 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • 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.