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Project Management Lead

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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

Project Management Lead

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

Role purpose:

This role is the functional lead for all Project Managers within Asset & Project Delivery. The role ensures that there is a clear, documented project management process in place and that this is applied by the Project Management team in the work they deliver for the A&PD Delivery team.

The role will ensure that there is an appropriate number of suitably qualified and experienced Project Managers to support the current and projected workload and manage PM recruitment and performance in their functional lead role.

Main accountabilities:

·         Develop and document procedures for Project Management in CPS ensuring that they align with project management best practices and HE and CP project governance requirements.

·         Undertake period audits of process compliance across the project management function to ensure that processes are being applied consistently.

·         In the role as functional lead for Project Management, undertake line management for all Project Management staff, including setting objectives and performance management

·         Undertake resource planning for the project management function using the programme plan to inform the number and type of project management resources needed to efficiently and effectively deliver the investment plan.

·         Ensure that the project management function is suitably trained and meets the required levels of competency. Develop individual Personal Development Plans with individuals requiring improvement in their levels of competency and provide the necessary support to ensure that training and development opportunities are made available as required.

·         Identify opportunities for process or competency improvement through regular project reviews and feedback from internal lessons learnt exercises (including Balanced Scorecard Reviews) and ensure these improvements are reflected in updated project management processes.

·         Take responsibility for financial planning and control of the budget for the project management function and track performance monthly, explaining any variances to A&PD Senior Management and acting as necessary to mitigate any financial impacts.


Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

·         Qualified to degree level in technical discipline (e.g. Engineering, Project Management) or experience equivalent to this (typically 10 years relevant experience)

·         Experience in a strong project management environment and a detailed understanding of project management best practices

·         Experience in an infrastructure construction environment preferred

·         Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead teams of over 20 people

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

·         Determination to see tasks through to completion, with excellent planning and organisation skills.

·         To be able to work with limited supervision and using own initiative to solve problems.      

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom


Dartford/Leatherhead/South Mimms

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

5-Master of Arts / Master of Science

Minimum level of experience required

2-5 years