Senior Project Manager

Our clients experience across numerous sectors and our commitment to being responsive and reliable enables us to develop strong, ongoing relationships with their clients. Our client are an international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services. Our success isn’t solely down to our ability to be visionary, innovative, and forward thinking, but our people who strive to be ambitious, creative, progressive and aspire to make a difference.

Location: Harwell
Sector: Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £70,000 - £85,000
Expiry Date: 30/06/2022
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 06/07/2022
  • Permanent
  • Harwell

Person Specification

  • Personable
  • Approachable
  • Excellent communication
  • Flexible
  • Respectful
  • Natural Leader
  • Well organised
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Polite
  • Patient

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Planning, leading and managing the project team and stakeholders to ensure an integrated, sustainable and effective solution is developed which meets the requirements defined within the brief and benefits defined in the business case
  • Establishing a strong working relationship with key stakeholders and ensuring that all user requirements are captured and approvals are in place to meet schedule dates, as well as understanding regulatory requirements
  • Undertaking end-to-end project execution and management, ensuring clear goals, roles and deliverables are well defined and achieved
  • Taking responsibility for the safety of everyone involved or touched by the project
  • Ensuring the integration of design, development, construction delivery, commissioning and process requirements is achieved using the subject matter experts in the team (including your own expertise as appropriate)
  • Acting as contract administrator using JCT, NEC and/or IChemE contracts
  • Chairing, leading and accurately recording project pre-start, progress and handover meetings, managing the change control process using a pre-agreed client process and successfully managing the project through to handover and completion
  • Handling reporting of project cost, programme, health and safety and performance using project controls and reporting tools
  • Ensuring that the project deliverables are achieved and can be tested, commissioned and handed over into operation in accordance with client requirements
  • Ensuring post-project reviews are completed and any learning/benefits realisation is captured appropriately


  • Association for Project Management (APM) or PRINCE2
  • Degree qualification in construction or engineering discipline, or equivalent academic achievement
  • Professional qualifications (membership of an appropriate institution) including Incorporated or chartered status with a relevant engineering professional body MIChemE, MCIBSE, MIMechE or MICE and/or MRICS, ChPP MAPM qualification (or equivalent)


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Car Allowance
  • Hybrid Working
  • Birthday leave
  • 1 Charity day
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Sick Pay (after 6 months of service as per company policy)
  • Income Protection (Company Scheme)
  • Company Pension Scheme: 3% Employer/5% Employee
  • Ride2Work Cycle Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Perkbox
  • Well-being Programme

A customer focused employment business working across a range of specialist sectors, we introduce exceptional people to extraordinary companies.  Providing contract, permanent and search recruitment, we treat employers and candidates as equals, tailoring our services to suit their unique requirements whilst supporting all parties throughout their employment journey.

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