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Senior Project Manager at COSTAIN GROUP PLC

Senior Project Manager

COSTAIN GROUP PLC Reading, Berkshire Full Time
We are looking for a Senior 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 (SC)

to be able to be considered.


This is an exciting site based role to provide Project management services, on behalf of Costain, for Projects within the project portfolio working as a Consultant.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for:

• Ensuring the project is delivered safely, within Budget, on programme and to the required Quality

• Managing a dedicated professional team integrated with the Clients team

• Ownership of the packages and disciplines

• Delivering to budget and production targets ,programme and specification

• Owning the relationship and maintain a liaison with the client and the supply chain

• Supporting the manager and the staff under your control

• Maintaining a good working relationship with the Client and associated personnel

• Being conversant with all drawings, specifications and relevant information for works package

About you:

You will have the following skills and experience:

• An ability to work in a partnering environment with the client

• Degree level/HNC/HND qualification in a M&E or Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering

• Minimum 10 years work experience within a similar role with a main contractor in a highly regulated environment

• Awareness of NEC Form of Contract and Subcontract

• Understanding of Engineering Principles

• Technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices

• Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system)

• Relevant CSCS Card

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

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain.

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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