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Project Manager at COSTAIN GROUP PLC

Project Manager

COSTAIN GROUP PLC Reading, Berkshire Full Time
We are looking for a Project Manager.

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

Costain have a range of roles in the defence sector including for a consultancy services contract at a facility near Reading.

Potential candidates for this role must hold Security Clearance at SC level to be able to be considered.


• Leading the operational management and delivery of projects.

• Building relationships with key stakeholders (Client, Contractors, Construction Manager functions) and maintaining regular communication to ensure project deliverables are met in a timely manner and construction requirements are completed to schedule

• Leading key packages of site works

• Ensuring nuclear safety and quality requirements are maintained to the highest standard

• Closing out and handing over completed work packages to commissioning

• Performing against a tight schedule and budget through effective management/oversight of engineering deliverables, assurance and quality requirements, risk and opportunity management, and ultimately construction deliverables

• Creating an inclusive environment, leading and motivating others to achieve and deliver successful project outcomes

• Managing and supporting others in implementation and application of project controls and commercial management, including contract administration (NEC3 & 4)

• Ensure that key deliverables within each stage of the project are being achieved, to the highest standard on a consistent basis, safely and with due regard to nuclear safety requirements

• Reporting to the Construction Delivery Director, produce various weekly and monthly progress reports to update project SLT, including support of control account reporting and client monthly progress reports

About you:

• Experience in delivering large scale projects

• Preferably 5yrs experience of working in a highly regulated environment

• Experience in leading multi contractor and multi-disciplined teams to deliver a common goal is desirable

• Candidates will have demonstrable stakeholder management skills, will be agile and personable and able to keep all parties up-to-date and engaged in key project deliverables

• The ability to thrive in pressure situations is essential

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

Your application

Should you require any adjustments to support you in your application, please do not hesitate to contact us: [ Email address blocked ]

We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background and physical or neurological disabilities.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working. Such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

To find out more about our Inclusion strategy, please visit our ED&I page:

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Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to For more details please go to the Disability Confident website:
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