Tel: 0161 442 8938

Role: Project Manager

Reference: ORNCONS-006

Salary: competitive based on experience + Benefit Package

Location: Chester

Deadline: Sunday 11th August 2019

About APEM

APEM Limited is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. We offer our clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

2019 has been a big year for APEM so far. We have been awarded water industry consultant of the year and we completed a management buyout. We are heading for a new record turnover and are pushing forward into a number of new areas as well as expanding our teams in our traditional areas and are looking for experienced project managers to support us achieve this.

About the role

This specific role sits in our ornithology consultancy division and will ideally be based out of our Chester office although work across the company and other offices may be required.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing a portfolio of up to 40 projects
  • Successful project delivery & contract administration through the life of the project to programme, budget and quality
  • Managing a resources plan for the division and providing resourcing forecasting
  • Facilitating communication with the client, project team and subcontractors
  • Managing external subcontractor delivery and invoicing
  • Ensuring timely and accurate management of invoicing and Work In Progress predictions
  • Monitoring and reporting on project performance and risks and advising the head of ornithology on any necessary mitigation/control actions
  • Reporting on project progress to the client
  • Assisting with framework contract coordination and management
  • Assisting with tender bid compilation including development and coordination of team partnerships
  • Closing projects and evaluating successes and challenges to enhance delivery of future projects

You will be primarily office-based, although site visits, client meetings and fieldwork are likely to be required, which may include overnight stays; therefore, a full driving licence and personal flexibility is essential.

Our benefits package includes 25 days holiday (increasing to a maximum of 30 days in line with length of service), pension, private medical insurance, health cash plan, group income protection, death in service insurance, cycle to work scheme, company maternity, paternity and adoption pay.

If this sounds like you, please apply following the instructions below.

How to apply

To apply please download an APEM application form.

You should then email a completed application form, along with a detailed CV and covering letter to recruitment@apemltd.co.uk . The subject heading of the email should state “your name – Project Manager-ORNCONS-006”.

If you have any queries, please email recruitment@apemltd.co.uk and one of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 11th August 2019.

Required Skills

  • An experienced project manager with a project management qualification or working towards one;
  • Experience of SAP or a similar business management platform;
  • A track record of managing projects to time and budget and driving improvement in project delivery and communication;
  • Excellent organisational and motivational skills;
  • Ability to use initiative and make decisions under pressure;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as within project teams drawn from our regional offices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal staff, clients and external subcontractors at all grades with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent client relationship skills;
  • Strong business acumen and awareness of commercial risk;
  • A sense of pride in, and responsibility for your work.