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Project Manager - Roads and Highways

Location: Birmingham, UK

Reference: SM 17998

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The Company

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 5,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa & India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety First, Client Focus, Create Opportunity, Integrity. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

The Opportunity

Be a part of our Project Management Consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where we oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

The Role

Project Manager – Roads & Highways

The Project Manager will provide day-to-day management of the project and will ensure that the project proceeds in line with the time, cost and performance criteria set out in the Consultant’s brief.

They will support the delivery of the study objectives and the various outputs set out in the Consultant’s scope of work. The Project Manager will provide regular reports to the Project Board and will be responsible for the commercial management of the project.

The role is required on a full time basis until the 30th June 2017.

Responsibilities Include

  • Implement the Project Plan.
  • Ensure that there are adequate project controls in place and for managing the project in accordance with these controls (including controls of cost, schedule, risk, change, approval and communications;
  • Ensure that the Consultant gains the necessary level of access to Highways England directorates for the purposes of delivering the project objectives and task requirements;
  • Effectiveness of relationships with key local, regional and national stakeholders to the scheme including Transport for the North, City and Metropolitan councils, and private sector interests in the scheme;
  • Ensure that there is effective technical and specialist challenge of the Consultant’s work by the client team and other Highways England / Department for Transport directorates; and dealing with Ministerial requests and submissions, Freedom of Information requests, and other external communications
  • Maintain a master schedule for the project and for liaising with the Consultant to ensure that delivery proceeds in accordance with this schedule such that key reporting milestones are met;
  • Manage commercial aspects of the project and ensuring that there are effective systems and procedures in place to deal with budgeting and financial forecasting, change control, payments to consultants, and the maintaining of Highways England’s performance management systems;
  • Manage the work of the Consultant appointed to the study, ensuring that the project is adequate resourced and is provided with the appropriate technical capabilities from the Consultant to deliver against the study objectives;
  • Facilitate meetings and discussions between the Consultant and Highways England departments, the Department for Transport and other study teams, and with key stakeholders;
  • Manage the work of the client’s stakeholder team, ensuring that this is delivered in a coordinated way consistent with the aims of this study and the other strategic Pennine studies and that stakeholder events are organised and delivered in a professional manner;
  • Manage project risks (in conjunction with the risk manager) to ensure that Highways England’s commercial and reputational position is protected throughout the study; and
  • Project reporting, including reports on progress, performance, issues and risks which will be provided to the Project Board and Project Steering Group as necessary


Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Preferably a PRINCE2 practitioner with current pin IPMA Level D
  • Some knowledge of statutory planning process desirable
  • Experience of working in a multiple stakeholder environment
  • Experience of managing complex projects in an infrastructure environment to include stakeholder management, design and assessment at pre-construction stage
  • Creative problem-solving skills, good influencing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


  • Degree Qualifications is preferred but not essential.
  • Professional Memberships are an advantage but not essential.

Mace is an equal opportunities employer.

Birmingham, UK


Contract type:

SM 17998

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