Assistant Project Manager

Job Description

Key responsibilities and duties are listed, but not limited to, the below:

  • Assist with project control functions on a range of small to large infrastructure projects;
  • Assist with the implementing and managing scope, cost and schedule change control
  • Support the project teams in maintaining the cost control systems by ensuring the planned resourcing is accurate and consistent
  • Prepare project progress, financial and resource information, including actual costs, earned value and forecasts;
  • Capture all cost and schedule baselines; reviewing and auditing costs being charged to the project to ensure their validity
  • Ensure that the engineering, procurement, and construction progress are clearly documented and measured against project baselines;
  • Ensure all cost, schedule and risk project reporting and activities comply with company and client requirements;
  • Ensure appropriate change control processes are implemented to capture all change
  • Update cost control systems to reflect budgets, actual and forecast costs;
  • Prepare invoices with cost, hours and disbursement back-up for clients;
  • Review sub-consultant invoices and costs, making recommendations on payments;
  • Collate, compile and issue project status information for weekly and monthly reports; and
  • Interface and maintain liaison with clients, subcontractors and others on all project control related activities.
  • Provide oversight of project change
  • Assist in cash collection

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline; professional memberships will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ in total in a similar role (with 2 to 3 years’ experience in engineering or project management consultancy)
  • Strong understanding of, and experience in, project reporting including preparation of timely and accurate project weekly and monthly reports and progress against cost and schedule
  • Experience in administering and managing project cost control systems
  • Experience in administering and managing cost and invoicing processes
  • In Mott MacDonald, we have a strong policy ethical behaviour and expect the highest standards of ethical practice. These are at the core of our corporate values hence do not engage in any aspects of bribery or corrupt practice. As such, we expect staff must always act:
    • Professionally
    • With integrity
    • With due skill, care and diligence
    • In good faith, and
    • In compliance with all applicable laws
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability work independently and review your own work on a regular basis
  • Commitment towards working with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels including external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A high attention to detail and a fundamental desire for delivering the best possible product at all time
  • Ability to deal efficiently with priorities and manage time appropriately
  • Advanced level proficiency with all MS Office products, including: Outlook; Word; Excel; and PowerPoint
  • A dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Leadership and/or managerial experience along with mentoring skills
  • Ensure MacDonald HSE policies are at the forefront of all activities
  • Adopting a proactive approach towards complex tasks and overall delivery
  • Sound knowledge of professional and international standards

We thank you for your interest in this position and would like to inform you only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. At Mott MacDonald, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

Main Purpose of the Job:
Primary role will be to support the Project Manager and subsequent project teams to deliver a portfolio of projects.

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