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Assistant Project Manager | Glasgow

Job Glasgow, GB
Posted 1 Dec 2020

Degree level


Job function

Project management

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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About Arcadis:

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world – and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

About The Team:

Our Rail team is involved in some of the UK’s most high profile, complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s most prestigious and challenging projects including HS2 and the Wessex Area CP6 Framework. The Rail teamwork with many large Contractor Clients as well as Network Rail.

Job Purpose:

  • Roles at this level will deliver distinct elements of projects or contribute to the delivery of overall programmes of work
  • Role holders will work independently and will be required to have a depth of technical knowledge and experience in their field

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work within established financial procedures to assist in the production of basic plans and schedules for projects, and monitor and review financial information, in order to identify any anomalies or discrepancies and ensure management has access to up-to-date and accurate information on project
  • Individually contribute to a range of professional assignments and monitor in order to support the delivery of projects to time and quality standards
  • Independently collate and interpret data to prepare documents including project plans and schedules
  • Analyse data and trends on project to develop simple recommendations to support senior colleagues in their decision making process
  • Take a proactive role in monitoring and evaluating existing project management processes in order to identify opportunities and provide advice for the improvement of processes and systems
  • Complete complex, professional level tasks as requested by colleagues, prioritising case load and interpreting established policies in order to effectively support the project management function
  • Liaise with stakeholders from across the business to provide specialist advisory support to internal clients, acting as a focal point for operational project queries and ensure that there is alignment between policy and operational practice

Dimensions of the job:

  • Accountable for delivery of timely and accurate data collection, analysis and reports
  • Responsible for interpreting and communicating project support policies, processes and systems
  • Responsible for monitoring and escalation of project management KPIs and performance metrics
  • Responsible for communicating and highlighting project process compliance issues to project managers

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Relevant business experience, including experience supporting large and complex projects
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to liaise with peers and senior colleagues and build and maintain relationships
  • Commercial awareness and organisational understanding
  • A logical approach and ability to think through complex issues to co-ordinate multi-faceted aspects of projects
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with the ability to work independently
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and systems

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Working towards a relevant professional certification or chartered status
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Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, we work in partnership with our clients to create exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.

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