NEC Project Manager

  • Location

    Keswick, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Project Manager

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £48.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Take instruction from and support the Company Programme Delivery Manager and Council Programme Lead, as appropriate

To manage the delivery of highway (carriageway, drainage and slopes) and bridge assets as instructed.

This will include ensuring that the projects are correctly scoped and deliverables are clearly communicated

Key parameters of cost, time and quality are measured, reported against and action taken to mitigate deficiencies

Liaise and work with the Commercial and Procurement teams to deliver the projects within the agreed project parameters.

This will include specific tasks such as
Leading change control on projects - gain agreement with commercial managers (ensuring quantum known following liaison with estimator) and administer the change control process

Approve monthly AFPs following agreement with Commercial Managers and their assessment

Liaise with the Council CDM Representative and act upon advice provided to ensure that project and supply chain CDM and Health and Safety compliance matters are satisfactorily discharged and/or adhered to.

Consider all necessary actions in terms of liaison, seeking consents and reporting with statutory bodies, mitigating potential delays and costs to project performance through timely submissions for consenting requirements.

Physically reviewing all sites with supply chain and working with the Council Area teams and Council Technical Lead to guide and advise on asset remediation approach.

Provide clear direction, working with the Council Technical Leads and Technical Authority Advisor, to supply chain teams to ensure that the most appropriate remediation measures are applied and delivered

Lead design option workshops to seek the most appropriate solution for asset remediation (where applicable)

Work with the NEC Supervisors to ensure that the necessary quality and CDM standards are met and making sure that deficiencies are rectified

Lead supply chain commencement meetings and subsequent progress meetings - report on performance, rectifying deficiencies in deliverables

Attend Company and Council meetings, Issue reports as necessary e.g. BRAG, Local Area Team Meetings

Liaise with Council local area teams to support local community meetings

Assess the level of resources in supply chain teams and actively work with them to provide the necessary level of competence.

Administer NEC 3 contracts, working with the NEC Supervisor - through the relevant Contract Management System
Identify and address project risk

Issue Briefings, Project Reports, Cabinet Reports as directed by the Programme Delivery Manager


Experience of working in an infrastructure based environment

5 years minimum of project management experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
NEC 3 experience - at least a basic understanding

Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment, and to respond calmly and rationally to changing aspirations in a deadline-driven situation.

Strong planning and organising skills including ability to manage several work streams simultaneously.

Determination and focus to drive projects through to implementation

Excellent communication skills, capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically

Good influencing and persuasion skills with the ability to enthuse and inspire multidisciplinary stakeholder groups and build successful relationships at all levels
Good team player, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative

Computer literate, able to quickly and efficiently use a wide range of Office software including Word, Excel, Project and Power Point

Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues

Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach - getting the balance between the ideal methodology and achieving the aim and benefits of a project, to the satisfaction of the client

Ability to understand commercial imperatives and working relationships


Maintains personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in fast paced environment. Demonstrates commitment, motivation and energy. Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Ability to use a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.