Senior Project Manager

Adam Cadwaladr
South East England
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Up tp £65k + package
Job Posted


Responsibilities and Duties

  • To execute the designated projects, to the agreed programme, with the highest regards to health, safety, environmental and quality standards expected by the client and company, and the financial performance budgeted by the company.

Senior Project Manager Duties include (not limited to):

  • To establish and maintain the best relationship with the client, through and beyond construction, to satisfactory completion, and to deliver improved value to the client and company. 
  • To effectively establish and manage the target Design Procurement and Construction Program. 
  • To manage the design with the assistance of the Design Manager and to interrogate the design for alternative methods of work, alternative materials and improvements to ‘build ability’. 
  • To manage the procurement with the assistance of the Project Quantity Surveyor. 
  • To manage the work on site with the assistance of the Site Manager or the Engineer In Charge. 
  • To manage the contract with the Client and its representatives. 
  • To select subcontractors and ensure that subcontractors appointed to work on site are competent both in technical and safety matters. 
  • To determine and verify resources, and manage cost control at project level. 
  • To manage the site works concerned in accordance with the contract requirements. 
  • To establish the Project Management Plan and in line with the applicable Company System Procedures. 
  • To provide advice on collateral matters with regard to subcontractors and supply chains. 
  • Has final decision on all contract matters with the support of the Project Director. 
  • Chairs the monthly Project Review meetings as well as the Point Meetings (Extended Project Review Meetings at 0%, 20%, 50% 80% and 100% of the project progress). 
  • To work with senior management and the human resources department to select, recruit and manage such personnel as are required to maintain a flexible, efficient and economic team capable of carrying out the contract requirements in line with the companies’ recruitment process. 
  • To interrogate the design for alternative methods of work, alternative materials and improvements to ‘build ability’.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Be accountable for the financial aspects of the project, not a pure builder approach. 
  • Extremely good notion of costs, rates, productivity output, not relying only the project surveyor. 
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry. 
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team 
  • Contractual knowledge to identify risks and opportunities with client and subcontractors 
  • Ability to programme the works and identify key interfaces, risks and opportunities in the construction process 
  • ICT skills are highly desirable


  • Cost control experience. 
  • Structural works experience, and all trades experience.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

You will be joining a top tier main contracting company who are a global force in the building, civil works, energy and services sectors. The hiring company in the UK has 10 offices around the UK with circa 1,700 employees in total and a turnover of over £800m and growing year on year.

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