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Programme and Project Management

Job Title: Project Manager                      
Location: Manchester or Leeds          
Closing Date: 12th May 2021     

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.
The role

Due to continued business growth and development of our Advisory Services we are seeking to recruit a Project Manager for the North West & Yorkshire PPM team. You will be working on projects in the infrastructure and / or buildings sector. You will be responsible for a variety of project management activities with an emphasis on programme management and project control.

In conjunction with senior members across multidisciplinary teams, we are seeking to locate a career minded Project Manager. The overview of the requirements of the role is as follows:

•    Based in Leeds or Manchester and other regional cities, with occasional travel.
•    Report to the Arup Project Lead to provide Project Management Support to delivery teams in the following areas:

-    Pre- Contract Project Management
-    Contract Management
-    Project Controls
-    Change Control
-    Actions / Issues management
-    Risk Management

Requirements and skills

Essential skills and knowledge:

•    c. 3-6 years’ experience in project management;
•    Solid infrastructure and / or major buildings project management experience; preferably both pre-construction and construction phase;
•    Be able to manage consulting teams from a lead consultant position;
•    Have experience with direct interfacing with clients;
•    Be chartered or nearing chartership from a recognised institution;
•    Knowledge and understanding of design process for major projects;
•    Experience in the infrastructure capital works sector;
•    Roles at this level will manage and/or deliver programmes of work to meet defined objectives;
•    Demonstrate understanding/ application of contract management forms e.g. NEC3, NEC4, JCT or FIDIC;
•    Experience of managing change and reporting on risks;
•    Familiar with project controls and reporting requirements;
•    Excellent numerical skills, report writing and oral presentation skills (in English);
•    Excellent people skills demonstrated through working collaboratively with clients and contractors;
•    Interact effectively across the organisation, completing complex professional level tasks for others to ensure projects / programmes can be delivered to meet customer expectations;
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Software Excel / Word / PowerPoint or PowerBI);
•    Good time management;
•    Ability to meet multiple deadlines;
•    Preferably, familiar with consultancy and the discipline of booking time to projects;
•    Flexible approach including a willingness and ability to work on a wide range of topics.


•    Degree qualified; preferably in project management or engineering or equivalent;
•    Project Management training or relevant qualification.

Desirable skills and experience:

•    Experience in scheduling (MS Project or, preferably or Primavera P6);
•    Experience in managing commercial aspects of a project;
•    Experience in the infrastructure and / or buildings sector preferred. However, we are interested in relevant and broader experience;
•    Wider industry interest and awareness;
•    Inquiring, open-minded approach;
•    Collaborative team-player with ability to operate independently when required;
•    Excellent communication skills;
•    Positive proactive attitude;
•    Hardworking & diligent;
•    Awareness of / experience in Socially Responsible Procurement (SRP), Sustainability and Circular Economy;
•    We also welcome applications from people with a blend of project management and operations consultancy experience.

Rewards and benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits
to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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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