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Portfolio Manager

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 100 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

Portfolio Manager

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Unit specific context

The MENS’ BU (Project structuring, Operation and New Services) is one of the world leaders in the financial project structuring of PPP projects, as well as in the operation of infrastructures and services. In the road sector, Egis operates and maintains 44 roads and highways, including civil structures such as bridges, viaducts and tunnels. Through 28 operating companies, Egis employs more than 9,300 people in more than 20 countries, i.e. nearly 4,400 km.
In the airport sector, our BU operates, maintains and develops a network of 17 airports around the world, handling more than 30 million passengers and 330,000 tons of freight per year.
The MENS’ BU also offers a wide range of services for its customers such as electronic toll collection, interoperability and on-street parking management.

M25, one of our flagship projects!

Egis and our joint venture partners have formed Connect Plus Services (CPS), which is the company responsible for managing one of the busiest motorways in Europe through Highways England's largest Design build Finance operate (DBFO) contract. With over 600 people working across CPS and the contract running to 2039, this is a great opportunity to build an important part of your career on a major highways project.
On the M25 and other international Egis projects, our teams have extensive opportunities to develop diverse ranges of expertise and experience whilst contributing to the successful delivery of key services across different sectors.

Job description

·         To ensure responsibilities and objectives set in each year’s Zero Harm Plan are met during delivery on each project in their portfolio and demonstrate leadership in continuous improvement of the culture of their team.

·         To ensure responsibilities and objectives with respect to CDM regulations are met during the complete delivery on each of project in their portfolio.

·         To develop a high quality relationship with all other Portfolio Managers to embrace the requirements of the one team approach.

·         To develop good relationships with all other teams and clients to ensure that all parties’ project requirements are understood and accounted for.

·         To support the Asset Team in the production of the Asset Management Forward Plan (AMFP) or input into Highways England’s Regional Investment Strategy through advice, influence and leadership. The final product should have an achievable programme, budget and scope for each of the projects for the Portfolio Manager’s teams to deliver.

·         To review on a monthly basis all costs with their appointed Senior QS and reach agreement on the final report. Advise senior managers through Change Control any changes to scope or budget, continuously reflecting back to the aims or constraints set for the project or financial year.

·         To review on a monthly basis all programmes and budget forecasts with their Project Managers, analyse performance trends, identify issues and agree reporting level and quality.

·         Work with the Asset Team and M25 supply chain community to improve and reduce our use of environmental resources through application of best practice, innovation and technological advancement. Ensuring a Whole Life Cost approach is applied to all schemes.

·         To define and control the boundaries of their works, responsibilities and objectives. This is to be achieved by liaising with the other Portfolio Managers, Planner(s) and Construction Manager by agreeing the planning and delivery of their proposed schemes. These activities should include the following:

§  Develop achievable timescales for delivery
§  Agree clear lines of communication and responsibility
§  Coordinate Project Manager, Designer and Framework Contractor’s resources
§  Define and agree measure of ’quality’ to evaluate performance
§  Agree priorities, identify risks in delivery and their ownership, and when necessary present to senior managers to arbitrate priorities.

·         To share knowledge and resources when required across the Project Delivery Team, to maximise efficiencies and to limit risk exposure to the business.

·         To coordinate supply chain/framework resources across the M25 supply chain community. This is to minimise delivery risk to the DBFO and maximise the continuity of works where possible to the benefit of the supply chain and Framework Contractors, creating a sustainable business culture.


The following qualities/experience are essential:

·         A ‘Good’ working knowledge of NEC Contract Management

·         A ‘Good’ working knowledge of Design and Construction works programmes, buildability, and cost value management.

·         Drive and a desire to deliver excellence.

·         The appropriate skills to advise others when something needs immediate redress together with the tenacity and drive to ensure that the necessary action is taken

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships

·         A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on engineering excellence, the customer and the business

·         Civil Engineering / Construction qualification

·         Relevant knowledge of engineering and knowledge of what ‘good looks like’

·         A working understanding of other engineering and construction disciplines, along with a willingness to challenge ‘the norm’

·         IT literate skills

·         A valid CSCS card

Position localisation

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom


SOUTH MIMMS / LEATHERHEAD / DARTFORD CPS - M25 with regular travel within the area and occasional UK wide travel

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

5-Master of Arts / Master of Science

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years