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Principal Project Manager

Job Profile

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.

You will support the growth of Mott MacDonald's Transport Planning and Engineering business. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of major multi-disciplinary transport projects together with team development and management, business development and customer liaison. A key part of the business will be to further develop relationships with clients and working in multi-disciplinary teams where Mott MacDonald provides a variety of engineering, environment, transport planning, costing and related services. Internal networking and collaboration with other parts of Mott MacDonald will also be important.

Job Description

  • Managing teams on projects including transport aspects of developments and major transport and utility infrastructure
  • Project management: Creating programmes, schedules, risk registers and reports
  • Financial management: Making a profit, change control, budgeting and forecasting
  • Undertake project and contractual reviews on major transport projects.
  • Technical liaison with the client and other key stakeholders
  • Working with Account Leaders to ensure effective delivery of projects
  • Provide governance support to Project Principals and Project Managers
  • Ensuring quality delivery to industry and client standards and Mott MacDonald best practice guidelines and quality assurance procedures
  • Expanding our external market in the North-West region and possibly internationally plus internal markets within the Mott MacDonald Group
  • Business development, proposal writing and interviews and presentations.
  • Leading negotiations with local and national highway and planning authorities.
  • Growing and managing and mentoring team members including skills transfer and training
  • Leading and encouraging professional excellence activities

Candidate Specification

  • A degree or HNC/HND in a relevant subject
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Substantive in-depth technical, project management and delivery, customer liaison and commercial experience,probably gained over a substantial period with private and/or public-sector organisations, preferably with a consultancy
  • Experience in taking responsibility for the transport planning elements of major and complex development and transport infrastructure proposals
  • A strong track record of successful business development
  • Good team management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to providing high quality solutions and advice to clients
  • Capable of building strong customer relationships, developing business, motivating and developing staff and raising our profile
  • Experience of successful negotiation with highways and planning authorities
The following would also be desirable but are not essential:
  • An MSc or post degree qualifications in a transport planning or civil engineering related subject
  • Financial management experience.
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