Assistant Project Manager
Cambridge, East of England, United Kingdom
6d ago

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description :

Our team are involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding.

We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes working with the UK’s largest residential developers and housebuilders.

Arcadis require an Assistant Project Manager with a good background in Highway related projects to join our Highways Consultancy division to support the Development Led Infrastructure team.

You will deliver distinct elements of projects, or contribute to the delivery of overall programmes of work, and work independently with a depth of technical knowledge and experience.

It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within our business.

Role accountabilities :

  • 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
  • Deliver accurate data collection, analysis and reports
  • Interpret and communicate project support policies, processes and systems
  • Monitor and escalate project management KPIs and performance metrics
  • Communicate and highlight project process compliance issues to project managers
  • Qualifications and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Working towards a relevant professional certification or chartered status
  • Relevant business experience, including experience supporting 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 Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

    By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

    Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

    But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging :

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

    Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. 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.

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