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Senior Project Manager - Egineering & Construction at Matchtech

Senior Project Manager - Egineering & Construction

Matchtech Brighton, East Sussex Full-Time
£60,000 - £70,000/annum Benefits £400p/m car allowance
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Senior Project Manager, E&C. Southern Water, Falmer, East Sussex.

Salary Range: £60,000 - £70,000 depending upon experience + £400 Monthly company car allowance.

Southern Water provide services to more than 4.6 million customers across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join Engineering & Construction, managing the delivery of projects within the Water for Life: Hampshire Programme. The role will be based in Falmer, East Sussex (currently remote working due to Covid 19 restrictions).

The individual we are looking for needs to have extensive project management experience at a senior level and experience in managing complex civil engineering / infrastructure projects. The role will be integral in delivering the step change in performance and efficiency that is required within the business, and as such, you will need to have a good understanding of delivery management and the ability to problem solve and facilitate meetings to achieve consensus to maintain the programme, cost and quality.

Scope of role:

You will be responsible for the delivery of a number of high profile capital projects, and the matrix management of multidisciplinary delivery teams. The team will comprise of both internal and external parties. You will be accountable for forecasting, programme update and reporting of projects / programmes within your control.

Working with the Senior Project Manager and Programme Sponsor to provide clarity of delivery timescales and simplify programme complexities to allow the business to make informed decisions on investment to reduce business risk.

Stakeholder management is key to this role. You will be responsible for liaising with important internal stakeholders such as Portfolio & Programme Sponsors and Senior Management as well as external stakeholders such as members of the public, Councillors and other public authority representatives.

Experience and Qualifications:

Experienced Civil Engineer or Project Management professional, preferably Chartered, (CEng or APM) or equivalent. Candidates who are close to achieving chartered status will be considered.

You will also be required to have extensive Senior Project Management experience within the Water Industry or within Civil Engineering. Infrastructure (water utility sector) experience is preferred.

If you are a current Southern Water employee, please confirm within your application that you have informed your Line Manager that you are applying for this role.

It's an exciting time to be a Southern Water employee. To tackle the challenges we face, we're changing, at pace, to become brilliant at the basics - to deliver clean, safe water, through a reliable, future-proof network, at a price everyone can afford, and with great customer service at every step.
At the same time, we're innovating across all areas of our business, from improving how we deliver services, to leading the way on issues such as single-use plastics.

We're building an inclusive culture. Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We are creating a workplace where all people feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered.

By submitting your details to this position at Southern Water, you are also agreeing to share your details with Gattaca PLC who are the managed service provider for all recruitment with the Southern Water Business. Should you wish to see the Gattaca PLC privacy policy please go to

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.


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