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Title Assistant Project Manager
Ref HE/4732
Directorate Operations
Preferred Location Birmingham
Salary £33,340 - £36,674
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 26 Jan 2018

About Us

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The role

Highways England is currently recruiting for an Assistant Project Manager (APM) to support project managers in delivering higher value/high risk complex projects, whilst managing lower risk projects under supervision of the project manager, to include planning, delegating, monitoring and controlling all aspects of projects to achieve the defined objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risks.

Day to day

  • Generating project plans to ensure alignment with project scope and objectives whilst ensuring both management and the team buy-in to the plan.
  • Develop a business case for new projects and obtain relevant approvals.
  • Plan and define project steps, scope project risks and issues, establish plans, reviews milestones and priorities
  • Deliver all other project documentation (for example project initiation documents) to both internal and external stakeholders ensuring they're inclusive of all key information.
  • Both attending and supporting customer meetings to manage customer relationships.
  • Identifying and grading project risks via the company risk register, and recommending mitigating actions as appropriate.
  • Ensuring any change of scope is captured, and project value/risk/time is amended accordingly via the change control process.
  • Develop, update, monitor and report against detailed project plans identifying resource requirements and interdependencies.

About you

  • At least 1 years-experience of working in a structured project or programme management environment.
  • Appropriate qualifications (for example APMP, Prince II, Management of Risk) and/or membership of appropriate professional body.
  • Ability to prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to engage effectively with staff at all levels and with different technical understanding.
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders and/or partners.
  • Ability to lead a diverse team to deliver a project.
  • Writing and presenting project reports to senior stakeholders
  • Understanding of risk management techniques.
  • Commercial skills with ability to negotiate and manage contracts for projects dependent on external procurement /contracts to deliver outcomes.


So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.

You’re also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.

We’re expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible

Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.

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