Assistant Project Manager

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Project Manager

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35.97 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6m initially

  • Expiry date:


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We have an opportunity for an ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER based in Cumbria

The successful Candidate will be responsible for the delivery of tasks and sub projects (which form part of a wider project scope) to the requirements set out in the over-arching project quality plan, to meet safety and security standards and requirements to time, cost and quality, and to achieve customer satisfaction.

Proactive engagement in the development of proposals for new work and opportunities (working as part of a management team) for endorsement by investment committee.

Gathering customer feedback and sharing and implementation of learning from experience (LFE)


Provision of task related reporting to the Senior Project Manager and Project Manager as required to provide regular updates on status, risks, opportunities and/or matters for escalation.

Safe and secure delivery of task and project scope to budget and programme.

Provision of project financial performance information including projected spends, actuals Vs planned, earned value, and estimate at complete out turn costs.

Management of project risks and risk mitigation through liaison with PMA Project Controls function.

Ensuring adequate Health Safety and Security supervision is in place at all times in all locations where work is being carried out

Effective control and management of change within the project.

Provide assistance to Project Managers with regards to capturing of minutes, key actions, updates, and following up on key issues on their behalf and as required.


Good understanding of project delivery fundamentals, e.g. APM project management methodologies, etc., and (ideally) experience of implementation in a project delivery situation.

(Ideal but not essential) Demonstrate experience of successfully delivering tasks and projects of low complexity and risk, and in the value range up to 100K to a defined scopes or set of objectives.

Be actively pursuing further education opportunities, or experience based learning, to improve knowledge and understanding of project delivery processes, procedures and tools, and with a view to working towards Project Manager grade.

Demonstration of safe track record in delivery and achieve accreditation in IOSH working Safely (Ideal but not essential).


Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work independently as well as part of an effective team

Ability to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks

Part qualified leading to Project Management professional qualification (i.e. Diploma APM, IPMA Level D)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an articulate and diplomatic manner

Able to work to tight deadlines

Resilient to coping with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work under pressure

Ability to think analytically with some level of commercial and financial awareness.

Knowledge of (or experienced in the use of) typical IT based project reporting, planning and tracking software packages, e.g. Microsoft Office, Project, Agresso.

Self motivated and able to take responsibility