Local recruitment: Assistant Project Manager (Water)


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

We are seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join our Water Management team that works on a variety of flood defence and adaptation projects and support our clients with the protection and enhancement of environmental matters across England and Wales.

We operate across the world on some of the biggest, most iconic projects imaginable. And as part of our Programme and Project management team, you’ll play a part delivering them, taking your career to the next level. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of Water, Civil Engineering and Utilities related projects with a focus on the NEC4 suite of contracts including Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and Professional Service Contract (PSC), supporting in providing early contractual advice and administration throughout the project life cycle of schemes

The sheer size and complexity of projects we’re involved with demand a collaborative approach. You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people around, blending diverse skills, experience and perspectives to deliver transformational outcomes. To do it, you’ll need to be proactive, driven and agile with an eye for detail – as well as being able to deliver on multiple projects every day

Role accountabilities:

  • Support the Project/Service Managers in delivering projects using NEC4/3 ECC and PSC on several schemes within the constraints of an agreed budget, programme, and quality criteria, to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Support Project Managers with deliverables.
  • Use of Microsoft Packages, Specifically MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook to a good level and maintaining a high standard of work and presentation with a high level of accuracy. 
  • Provide good quality management reporting on service delivery, to support the planning of operational work, inform business decisions and provide a sound basis from which to communication with and influence internal / external partners.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders; clients, contractors, consultants, and 3rd party stakeholders on each project to ensure delivery is on time, within budget and to a high quality and in accordance with the NEC contract you will be supporting the administration of.
  • Monitor progress of work, identify risks in the delivery of priorities to the Project Managers to ensure they can implement timely resolutions of issues, to ensure appropriate reallocation of time, finance and effort and enhancement of the service.
  • Encourage and develop a safety conscious culture within the team to deliver work programmes without risk to the health & safety of the team or any other individual

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Project coordination/support experience
  • Knowledge of NEC4/3 ECC and/or PSC
  • A logical approach and ability to trouble-shoot complex issues to co-ordinate multi-faceted aspects of projects
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft programmes including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams and Outlook and other desktop and data applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly driven and extensive problem-solving abilities.
  • Desired: Flood Risk Management experience and/or a background within Civil Engineering

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth’s resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development