Assistant Project Manager

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Our Client is a leading partner of choice in civils and engineering solutions to various high-profile utilities and construction projects across the UK including Thames Tideway, HS2 and Crossrail among others. With over 50 years of experience in the drainage and tunnelling solutions arena, they are now experiencing an exciting period of growth, and are urgently seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join them in a full time, permanent capacity.

Based from their central London office, you will be assisting the project manager in the planning, managing and monitoring of contract works effectively to achieve business objectives. You will undertake functions of deputy in the Project Manager’s absence and any other reasonable activities relevant to the function as and when required by the Project Manager.


Role and responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare safety documentation including, Construction Phase Plans, Method Statements / Works Package Plans, Task Briefings
  • Ensure implementation of 5C for Management on all contracts: Consult, Communicate, Competency, Coordinate, Co-operation.
  • Administer sub-contractors competency evaluation and issue final approval.
  • Apply and secure correct use of required permits, licenses and consents relating to programme
  • Monitor working hours and evaluate any requested extensions over statutory limits.
  • First line investigation of incidents and close calls
  • Site visits and assessments
  • Production of specification estimates
  • Production of Risk Assessment and Method Statements.
  • Administration of Resources and Coordination of Works.
  • Site Inspections (Two per Month)
  • Ensuring achievement of customer requirements and enhancing customer satisfaction
  • Determining customer additional requirements and Problem resolution.
  • Identification of new materials and techniques.
  • Communication to Senior Site Personnel of company requirements, including HSQE requirements.
  • Consultation with employees and receipt of requirements and suggestions.
  • Communication with Senior Site Personnel regarding business and HSQE performance.


Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Drainage, lining and civil engineering construction techniques.
  • To be able to engage effectively with people at all levels and in particular to gain respect and confidence through knowledge, understanding, skill, competence and care
  • To have proven problem solving skills using a methodical and cost effective approach
  • To be able to manage oneself both in time and activities
  • To be able to search out, analyse and construct new ideas
  • To be able to adapt and take on new skills and approaches
  • To be able to use desktop PC systems
  • Basic product, safety, health and environmental law
  • Risk Assessment techniques.


Training / Qualifications required

  • CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Safety, Health and Environment Awareness
  • CSCS Contract Manager and related NVQ
  • Current full driving license