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Water Project Manager

Programme and Project Management

Job Title: Water Project Manager                      
Location: London         
Closing Date: 23rd June 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

We are currently seeking a Water Project Manager to help deliver projects as part of an growing and expanding PPM Water Business. You will be part of a diverse team responsible for the successful delivery of our project and programmer management commissions for major clients including major water companies Frameworks, Ofwat and others. You will also support in-house teams delivering strategic major water opportunities. There is also the potential to lead and support projects in other infrastructure sectors such are energy, highways, aviation, and rail.

We are looking for a Water Project Manager with excellent technical knowledge and experience as an integral part of our London based PPM team. You will bring a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions. 

The role of a Water Project Manager will be to drive, challenge and successfully deliver complex strategic and operational water projects using best practice PPM knowledge and advisory skills.  You will also contribute to the work winning and the successful delivery of bids. Your typical activities will include:

•    Being the day-to-day project manager on a range of large and small infrastructure projects and programmes.
•    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.
•    Supporting the development of new service offerings.

Requirements and skills

Technical skills and experience

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

•    Work in the water sector.
•    Knowledge of project and / or programme management.
•    Experiencing of being part of a team managing projects and / or programmes and be able to demonstrate how your contributions made a difference.
•    Able to assess real world project scenarios and plan a course of action that will deliver the required project outcomes.
•    An ability to get things done through others. 
•    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:
-    The management of projects delivering digitally enabled improvements.
-    The provision of Advisory services to clients.
-    Experience in 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 and putting team ahead of self.
•    Not asking permission to lead.
•    Confidence in your ability to make meaningful contributions at work.
•    An ability to influence others.
•    Self-Aware – understanding your own weaknesses and biases.
•    Behaviours that support equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Technical skills and qualifications
•    Minimum of a good first degree in a relevant subject and working towards a professional qualification in Engineering or in Project and Programme management.

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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