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General Buildings Project Manager

Programme and Project Management

Job Title: General Buildings Assistant Project Manager
Location: London


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to join our established and growing Buildings business covering numerous sectors.  You will be part of a diverse collaborative team responsible for the successful delivery of our project and programme management commissions throughout the lifecycle for our major clients. 

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an Assistant Project Manager with excellent technical knowledge and experience to join us and become an integral part of our London based team.  You will bring a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions. 
The role of a Buildings Assistant Project Manager will be to support the successful delivery of complex strategic and operational projects using best practice PPM knowledge and advisory skills.  Your typical activities will include: 

  • Providing day-to-day support to the Project Manager or project management team and/or contract administrator on a complex project as part of a project or programme team
  • Working as part of a team to deliver commissions to a high standard of quality, and client satisfaction 
  • Identifying and mitigating reputational and commercial risks to Arup 
  • Helping find new work opportunities with current and new clients, developing client relationships and working on bids. 

Arup is an employee owned organisation and collaboration and knowledge share within the firm is very easy and we will offer you the freedom to push boundaries. This position offers scope for personal development and we encourage independent thinking, focusing on developing existing skills and experience, and the sharing of these experiences with other team members. 

Technical Skills and Experience:

You will be able to demonstrate your understanding, skill, and experience in the following areas: 

  • An interest in working on Buildings projects in any sector including Commercial, Science & Industry, Heathcare and Education and two to three years of transferable or actual Buildings Projects work experience. 
  • Knowledge of project and / or programme management. 
  • Experience of being part of a team managing smaller low risk projects and / or programmes and be able to demonstrate how your contributions made a difference. 
  • Able to assess real world project scenarios in line with your experience and plan a course of action that will deliver the required project outcomes. 
  • An ability to get things done through others. 
  • Having a network of professional peers.
  • Ability to apply a range of digital tools to improve day to day efficiency. 

You will also be able to demonstrate one or more of the following: 

  • Involvement in the management of projects delivering digitally enabled improvements. 
  • Involvement in the provision of Advisory services to clients. 
  • An awareness of the objectives of sustainable development. 

People Skills:

You will be able to demonstrate to following people skills: 

  • A good personal fit with the corporate values of Arup. 
  • Collaborative working exhibiting behaviours that are more altruistic than egoistic. 
  • Not asking permission to lead while seeking buy-in and respecting the needs for proper governance. 
  • Confident communicator both written and verbal. 
  • A proven ability to influence peers and managers. 
  • Self-Aware; understanding your own development areas and biases. 
  • Aware of own impact on others and shows behaviours that support equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Technical Skills and Qualifications 

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent 
  • An interest in becoming a chartered professional in relevant profession 
  • An interest in achieving professional qualifications in Project and Programme Management e.g., APM PFQ & PMQ 

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.
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