Role: Senior Project Manager in Programme Delivery

 

 

Salary & Benefits:  £48,454 - £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: This role is a flexible hybrid working arrangement with an expectation that some time will be spent working from the site where the team operates at Buttershaw in Bradford. 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.

 

 

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager who will be accountable to the Capital Delivery Programme Manager and will be working across all programmes of work in Programme Delivery.  The focus for the role over the next 2 years 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. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity.

 

 

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. 

 

 

What will the role involve?

 

 

You will be accountable for delivering our early start programme, parts of the AMP8 delivery model and working with Yorkshire Water and external stakeholders to ensure we are AMP8 ready.

 

Some of the key role responsibilities include the following -

 

  • Lead and inspire a team to deliver a programme of work that supports the business strategy and outcomes
  • Project and programme managing the AMP8 early start programme, ensuring that key dates across all programmes are aligned and will allow us to transition smoothly into AMP8.
  • Work with key stakeholders within Yorkshire Water regarding the implementation of the AMP8 Strategy.
  • Working closely with the wider Senior Project Manager community to ensure that the early start programme is visible and resourced appropriately. 
  • Feed into the overall AMP8 strategy and workstreams, delivering key objectives within critical timescales.
  • Driving innovative thinking into the process and providing constructive challenge.
  • Producing key documents needed for sign-off by leadership teams.
  • Ensure the early start programme is being prepared in accordance with our end-to-end process and adapted to suit any changes made to the emerging AMP8 processes.

 

 

What key skills are required?

 

 

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.

 

 

You will have 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.

 

 

To be successful you must have 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 have previous experience and/or qualifications in one or more of the following areas:

 

•           Leadership and management

•           Large-scale tendering

•           Project 13 experience

•           NEC4 Contract model

•           Building Information Modelling

•           Alliance working

•           Broader utilities, process or manufacturing/construction industry sectors

•           Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation

•           Process Safety

 

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.

 

 

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online and complete the application process. Please upload an up-to-date copy of your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience for the role.

 

 

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, before 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.

 

 

All our roles are subject to a medical questionnaire, and further medicals when required.

 

 

Yorkshire Water 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 memberships.

 

 

Yorkshire Water reserves 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.

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