Senior Project Manager in Programme Delivery

Salary & Benefits(3b): £50,338 - £70,338 dependent on experience, company car lease/allowance scheme, annual bonus, private health care, pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution) and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. We also offer a fantastic benefits package, which includes flexible private health cash plan scheme, retail saving scheme, Online GP Service, Life Insurance and many more. 


Location: Buttershaw, Bradford. Hybrid working - 2 days a week in office. As part of the role, you will be required to travel to different Yorkshire Water locations, therefore a full valid UK driving licence is essential for the role with no more than 6 points.


Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday. 


We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the Capital Delivery Team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you? 



What we do: 
Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this. 
We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.  
New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. The The Programme Delivery team are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.   


We are currently recruiting for a number of Senior Project Managers who will be accountable to the Capital Delivery Programme Managers and will be working across all programmes of work in Programme Delivery.  The focus for the role over the next year will be driving the early start programme of work for our AMP8 (2025 – 2030) capital programme to ensure we are set up to successfully deliver our next 5-year programme. This role will then become part of the AMP8 Capital Delivery Team.


The Capital Delivery team consists of Yorkshire Water colleagues, contract partners, sub-contractors and consultants working collaboratively to deliver the majority of the capital programme for the company. Over the next five-year period, we anticipate a programme of work in the region of £ 3 billion of investment covering the whole range of water and wastewater assets. The Senior Project Manager plays a pivotal role in the successful delivery of this portfolio of capital projects.  


The purpose of the role is to drive delivery of a subprogramme within the capital programme to time, cost and quality, achieving best value outcomes. The role will manage a subprogramme delivering over £100m per year capital investment in our clean and wastewater asset base.  


Where you fit in: 
You will be accountable for delivering programmes of work as part of the new AMP8 delivery model and working with Yorkshire Water and external stakeholders across Water, Waste and our new Alliance.


As a Senior Project Manager you will 
•    Lead and inspire a team to deliver a programme of work that supports the business strategy and outcomes across Water, Waste and the Alliance delivery streams.
•    Develop and coach your team and provide strong leadership across your programme of work.
•    Work with key stakeholders within Yorkshire Water regarding the implementation of the AMP8 Strategy and AMP8 Programme of work.
•    Carry out assurance of your programme against business regulatory drivers, health, safety and environmental performance and meeting the Yorkshire Water business plans.
•    Work closely with the wider Senior Project Manager community to share best practice and delivery new and exciting business improvements.
•    Feed into the overall AMP8 strategy and workstreams, delivering key objectives within critical timescales.
•    Drive innovative thinking into the process and providing constructive challenge.
•    Produce key documents needed for sign-off by leadership teams.
•    Work as part of the integrated team in the new Alliance delivery stream.
•    Manage programmes of work across the Yorkshire Water end to end process to delivery our AMP8 business commitments.
•    Undertake health and safety leadership visits across your programme of work
•    Work closely with our delivery partners to delivery success outcomes across our capital programme.


What skills & qualifications you will need: 


•    You will be a focused and driven individual who revels in a challenging environment and has a passion for excellence and a can-do attitude.  
•    You will have had previous experience of leading a team in delivering complex construction projects in a live operational environment or delivering procurement models.
•    Great people management skills and be a coach and mentor to your team colleagues, assisting in peer reviews of projects not under your control to support the overall programme needs.
•    You will demonstrate professionalism and excellent performance and will be an accomplished communicator, negotiator, and presenter.
•    You must have the ability to work within a partnering environment; form and maintain excellent internal and external working relationships and be able to facilitate, mediate and resolve project issues.  You will have a proven track record of project management and planning and financial / budget management.  You will have experience of leadership and managing multi-disciplinary teams through the project life cycle, and experience of managing large workloads of multiple projects concurrently.
•    You will have considerable knowledge of the construction processes from civils works through to mechanical, electrical and ICA equipment and the logic and technical constraints around each of these areas. 
•    A strong commercial understanding of NEC conditions of contract, as well as programme monitoring and expenditure forecasting skills to ensure robust financial and commercial management.  You will have a proven record of budget management and financial performance and understand contract and commercial management.
•    You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to present and communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences.  You must be able to articulate and have proven ability to engage with customers internally and externally, developing and maintaining strong positive business relationships to understand their needs and recognise opportunities.
•    You will have a wide level of experience in negotiations and conflict management in a project environment.
You will also benefit from having: 


•    Leadership and people management of large teams. 
•    Delivering design and construction programmes of work which includes multiple complex projects in the water, building or civil engineering sectors.
•    NEC4 commercial contract. 
•    Alliance working. 
•    Successfully delivered programmes of work to high standards of health and safety, achieving critical business targets.
•    Held senior client or construction contractor roles.
•    A recognised qualification in project/programme management such as Prince 2 or APM is desirable but not essential.  
•    Ideally, you will have experience of working with others to drive innovation to deliver project efficiencies and cost savings for the business.


We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 2 days in the office per week. This could be slightly more when collaborative efforts, training or meeting deadlines demand it. For those who prefer to work on-site, our office is open Monday-Friday during working hours.   



If you’re an experienced Senior Project Management professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you. 


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance. 


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Senior Project Manager