Project Manager

Location:
Reading
Employment Type:
Permanent Employee

Role Summary

We are seeking a pivotal role of a Project Manager, experienced with NEC contracts, to steer our project teams towards triumphant Network Infrastructure Installation project delivery. The role of the Project Manager is crucial in our operations, and the ideal candidate will possess a robust history of managing projects within the framework of NEC contracts, showcasing a profound comprehension of their principles and processes. This position necessitates exceptional leadership, communication, and organisational skills to navigate the intricacies of NEC project delivery and achieve all contractual, time, cost, and quality targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with clients to understand their needs and expectations, fostering trust and transparency through regular communication and feedback. Utilise client feedback to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the company, attracting more work and reinforcing client loyalty.

  • Cultivate solid and enduring relationships with clients by delivering exceptional service, ensuring client satisfaction, and positioning the company as a preferred partner for future projects.

  • Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of projects in accordance with NEC contract requirements, ensuring all aspects of the contracted works are fully understood and adhered to by the project team.

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all project-related matters with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders, ensuring precise, timely, and effective communication in line with NEC protocols.

  • Effectively implement NEC contract mechanisms to manage and mitigate project risks and changes, including early warnings, compensation events, and the project manager’s instructions and decisions.

  • Ensure comprehensive project documentation, including programme, schedules, risk registers, and communication records, are maintained to support transparent and efficient project management.

  • Collaborate with the Quantity Surveyor to manage contract administration, including notifications and payment applications, and maintain an attitude that supports dispute avoidance processes for excellent partnership with our clients.

  • Lead project teams, fostering a collaborative work environment and ensuring high-performance levels and compliance with project specifications and standards.

  • Conduct regular project reviews and performance measurements against project objectives, providing detailed reports to senior management and stakeholders and adjusting project strategies as necessary.

  • Facilitate problem-solving and decision-making processes, ensuring timely and effective resolutions to project challenges.

  • Promote continuous improvement by capturing lessons learned and best practices for future project engagements.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Essential
  • Project management, specifically with projects governed by NEC contracts.

  • Understanding of NEC contract procedures and best practices, with a proven track record of applying these to achieve project success.

  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and guide project teams.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills; capable of managing complex stakeholder relationships.

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic approach to risk management.

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools, with the flexibility to adapt to new technologies.

  • Commitment to professional development and staying current with industry trends and standards.

  • Detail-oriented

  • Self-directed / action-oriented

Desirable
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Construction Management, or related field.

  • Experience: 4 years or above

  • Professional Certifications Options:

  • PRINCE2

  • APM (Association for Project Management): including the PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) or PMQ (Project Management Qualification).

  • PMP (Project Management Professional)

  • NEC3/4 Accredited Project Manager

Experience & Attainments

Essential
  • Security Clearance is required.

  • Site-based role may require travel to other sites to support on-the-ground project requirements.

  • Fast-paced, dynamic project environments that demand adaptability and problem-solving under pressure.