Project Manager - Highways

Job Title: Project Manager - Highways
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive - Dependant on candidate experience
Reference: RT-PM-HH-MANC
Contact Name: Hannah Huxley
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2017 15:28

Job Description

My client is a multi-discipline consultancy that operates across numerous markets both nationally and globally. My client is looking for a Project Manager to join their team in Manchester on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate must have experience of working within a consultancy previously.


•Establish detailed Client’s brief and responsibilities of consultants and specialists
•Define the strategy for the execution of works within the project and carry out the duties of a Project Manager under the NEC contract as agreed with the client.
•Responsible for planning and coordinating highways improvement and renewal schemes from inception through to build
•Establish lines of communication and reporting procedures with the client and within the design team
•Arrange feasibility studies, including site surveys, site investigation, site evaluation etc
•Advise on/implement the selection and appointment of all necessary consultants and specialists
•Co-ordinate and obtain planning consents and all necessary statutory approvals
•Prepare and maintain the master programme for all pre and post contract activities and monitor progress
•Manage finances from inception to completion, including cash flow forecasts, monitoring project expenditure, and recommendations of payments by client, as well as internal budget and resourcing
•Interview and select contractors for tendering or negotiation, evaluate tenders received and appoint contractor
•Inspect and monitor the construction works with regard to quality and conformity to agreed specifications and drawings
•Chair progress, co-ordination and project meetings throughout the contract period
•Prepare regular reports to clients on all aspects of the project inspection, scheduling and acceptance of works required under the defects liability and maintenance provisions of the contract
•Provide single point of contact taking responsibility for all aspects of the project and liaise with the client

Experience and Qualifications:

•Consultancy construction project management experience
•Proven ability of delivering major highways and infrastructure projects
•Strong commercial focus and knowledge of the NEC Conditions of Contract
•Experience of managing projects of highway works
•Be proactive and flexible and have excellent communication skills
•post graduate qualifications in project management, construction management or engineering would be an advantage
•The ability to lead a series of projects and Client relationships, with limited support
•Proficient in the use of MS Office and particularly MS Project is essential
•Experience in high density residential and/or hotels would be an advantage


To be successful in this role, you will need to be an excellent communicator who can articulate complicated issues between our clients and our highly skilled project teams. You will also need to show ambition and a willingness to work flexibly, both in the office and on-site, whilst demonstrating commercial awareness and exhibiting the ability to lead teams to get the job done.


• 25 days holiday and study leave
• Company car or car allowance
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance
• Standard 5% Pension Contribution
• Highly competitive salary

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