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Wallasey, Merseyside Aatom Recruitment

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an opportunity for Design & Commissioning Project Manager on a 3 month contract with a possibility of an extension.

This position will be a total of 36 hours per week, with hours from 09:00am - 17:30pm.

Job Purpose:

Forming part of the Commercial Management Service, responsible for taking a key role in driving business development opportunities and providing specialist services within the Council's highway design consultancy traded service.

Job Specific Accountabilities:

  • Efficient planning, project management, design management, commercial management and contract management of highway improvement projects or a programme of projects, including carrying out appropriate risk assessments and maintaining effective records.
  • Effectively utilise asset data systems and surveys, together with feedback from internal departments, external agencies and customers to develop projects and ensure safe, economical and effective delivery outcomes.
  • To build and maintain effective business relationships with partners, internal and external customers, as well as key stakeholders to ensure the intended outcomes and maximum value is achieved from the consultancy service is both sustainable and affordable to its customers.
  • Provide support to the Commissioning Services Manager in the Commercial Management Service to lead the development of the consultancy service; ensuring consistently branded, joined up services (offering an end to end approach to the service offer) for customers that deliver high quality, meet customer needs and are financially viable.
  • Develop and maintain an excellent relationship with target customer groups, including partners, local (housing) developers, internal planning team and other public bodies and with internal services.
  • Promote the consultancy service with internal and external customers, including developing appropriate commercial business relationships and the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of service level agreements with customers.
  • Liaise regularly with the Commissioning Services Manager to ensure that sufficient specialist resources are allocated and commissioned for the efficient delivery of projects and programmes of works in accordance with agreed client briefs and service level agreements.
  • Maintenance of appropriate design, project management, construction, asset inventory, and financial data and records.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant engineering qualification, minimum HNC or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in the successful management of staff by applying corporate guidance and legislative requirements to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Good understanding of highway asset management principles, procedures and best practice, to enable optimal decision making on the maintenance, improvement and replacement of highway assets and to ensure appropriate design solutions, accurate records and project estimates are prepared.
  • Good understanding of network management and development control principles, procedures and best practice, to enable optimal decision making on the implementation of new highway assets and to ensure appropriate design solutions and project plans are prepared.
  • Contract management experience
  • Excellent resilience in the face of strong opposition to service provision and often conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to deliver, through effective collaboration with colleagues and others, to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated and commissioned to achieve service objectives.
  • Relevant expert technical knowledge and professional experience of the legislation, safety and other regulations, standards and procedures relating to the project and contract management of highway improvements.
  • Expert knowledge and professional experience in negotiation and collaboration with contractors, developers, external agencies and other local or government authorities in the commercially viable delivery and improvement of infrastructure and services.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and professional experience of commercial management of contracts and of promoting a service to develop commercial opportunities.
  • Professional approach to the role as a key interface with external and internal customers utilising the consultancy service.
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service as part of relationship management within the consultancy service
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