Project Manager, Central & Local Government

United Kingdom-London  
 Salary:  Based on Experience


Job Summary

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Project Manager or Snr PM to join our successful and expanding Central & Local Government Team in London.

The team has a number of high profile clients and our work covers an interesting and varied portfolio of projects and programmes. We are currently delivering large programmes of work for key government departments and local authorities ranging from major Central Government workplace transformation programmes to significant local authority led regeneration schemes, museums, heritage and memorial sites, affordable housing developments and custodial/judicial built assets. Many of our projects are iconic and unusual and offer exciting challenges and exposure to some of the most innovative schemes in the UK market place. Our Project Managers in London deliver public sector commissions across London & the South East, from the smallest fast track refurbishment schemes and public realm projects, typically £1m, to large civic investments and regeneration programmes over £100m.

Job Objectives

To work as part of a team servicing major high profile public sector clients either via national frameworks or projects won under OJEU, taking responsibility for a number of project delivery aspects including end to end service delivery. To ensure that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Project management, to include:

  • Helping to establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Identifying and ensuring that the appropriate line manager is aware of quality, safety, health and environment issues
  • Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
  • Project planning, including producing the detailed project plan
  • Advising upon the procurement of resources
  • Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques
  • Managing the change control process
  • Monitoring and advising upon project finances
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages Marketing and business development, to include:
  • Identifying opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and reporting such opportunities to the appropriate line manager
  • Assisting in the production of bid documentation
  • Ensuring that project case study, photograph and project CV files are kept up to date
  • Identifying ways in which project management products and services can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager
  • Understanding and identifying cross-divisional opportunities internal management accountabilities, to include:
  • Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each project is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database
  • Financial management – Ensuring prompt client invoicing and utilising FMS in order to monitor a project’s financial status
  • Process improvement – Identifying ways in which internal systems and processes can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager

Skills Required

• Graduate calibre

• Ideally professionally qualified in one of the following fields: construction, project management, engineering, surveying, architecture or information technology


• A broad understanding of the characteristics of projects, over a significant portion of the project life cycle

• Good working knowledge of all of the main project management concepts, tools and techniques

• Experience of leading project management commissions for small to medium sized general construction projects of low to medium complexity, or at least sufficient related experience to enable a step up to performing a lead project manager role

• Good knowledge of construction industry technical matters, such as the different procurement routes, etc

• Contract administration including working knowledge of key forms of contract including JCT and NEC3 Desirable

• Public sector project management experience

• Management of teams, particularly in the context of managing a small team delivering a project

• Understanding of the financial aspects of a project

• Business development experience, particularly in the context of identifying opportunities with existing clients

• Security clearance

• Experience of stakeholder engagement

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com



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