Assistant Project Manager - Central Carbon Team

£33,940 - £37,334 yearly
  • National Highways
  • Ash House, Falcon Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, UK
  • 29 Jul, 2022
Full time Environmental Management Environmental Health Project Management

Job Description

Your new role

As an Assistant Project Manager in the Central Carbon Team you will be working as part of the team responsible for bringing together the activities National Highways is already taking in delivering the Net Zero Plan, to reduce and mitigate our carbon emissions to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Working across the company you will be is responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of a programme plan, which is adaptable and flexible as the work evolves. Using that programme plan to progress, monitor and control delivery to ensure we deliver the National Highways Net Zero Carbon Plan.

You will be expected to work collaboratively as part of a team, drawing in expertise from elsewhere in the division, where required.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Support the Project Manager in the management of the Net Zero Carbon work activities using appropriate project management skills and tools. Accurate reporting of progress through reports, dashboards and stage reviews as appropriate.
  • Support action plans for the implementation and delivery of the Net Zero Carbon Plan.
  • Contribute to the preparation, review and quality assurance of Net Zero documentation, presentations and papers to ensure that they are fit for purpose.
  • Plan and prioritise assigned work to ensure timely delivery and effective utilisation of resources.
  • Identification and evaluation of risks, issues, dependencies and constraints associated with the Net Zero Plan, escalating where appropriate.  Where necessary, develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these.

To be successful

  • Experience of working successfully in a programme or project management environment, with proven application of project management approaches to achieve project/programme delivery
  • Excellent communicator, to clarify and ensure understanding of project strategies and solutions
  • Strong collaborator, to gain the involvement and engagement of a wide range of stakeholders
  • A certification/qualification in project management (e.g. Project Management Professional (PMP), PRINCE Practitioner, Certified Project Management Practitioner, CPMP) and/or a track record of successful roles in this field.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, with a range of colleagues, subject matter experts and business partners both in the wider organisation and externally across multiple stakeholders and delivery partners.
  • Ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines and robustly manage a project plan, deploying resources effectively to meet project milestones.
  • Good interpersonal, oral communication and presentation skills to build and sustain effective communications with both internal and external customers and stakeholders

Environmental Sustainability Division

National Highways connects the country, but it is important that it does that in an environmentally sustainable way.  There is clear direction from Government to move faster and be more ambitious regarding the environment, seeking not just to minimise environmental impact but actively enhance the environment.  This is supported by stakeholder and public opinion.  Delivering on the Company’s Net Zero carbon commitments, enhancing biodiversity and minimising the impact on communities and environmental receptors close to our network are key to successful delivery of our current investment plan (RIS2), and the development of future investment plans. 

The Environmental Sustainability Division was established in January 2022 and will grow to be about 50 people strong.  The increase in size and seniority of the posts in the team reflecting the centrality of the environment to National Highways.  The team will develop standards, provide advice, and assure environmental work across the Company.  The team will also be an integral part of developing future strategy for the Company.

A bit about us

Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. SES key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways.

Want to know more?

Please email quoting REQ1988.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.