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Assistant Project Manager

RPS UK Water Business focuses on asset management support and waste water drainage planning for water companies across the UK. From our Derby office we serve six major clients on long term framework agreements.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an Assistant Project Manager, this role will see become part of our growing Project Management team providing support across several the water company frameworks.

As well as offering a diverse and exciting workload, we put significant emphasis on development of innovative technical approaches and providing an enjoyable working environment in which our staff can develop their careers through our varied training and development programme.

Main responsibilities:
• Provide general support towards the management or frameworks and programmes of work
• Ensure projects follow our Integrated Management System (Project Quality Control)
• Progress reporting and programming to update client on a monthly basis
• Monitor our KPIs in terms of Client Performance
• Organise and review client feedback forms
• Challenging PM/Team Leads to ensure projects meet programme deadlines and financial targets
• Budgeting, cost control and invoicing under direction of Technical/Framework Manager
• Project change management under direction of Technical/Framework Manager

This is an exciting and evolving industry, providing challenges and opportunities which require innovation, dedication and team work to help us meet our clients’ needs

Skills, experience and qualifications required:
• Hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. business studies or engineering)
• Competent user of the complete Microsoft office package
• Be working towards or aspire to complete PRINCE 2 or APM Qualification
• Knowledge of the water industry and or contracts (to include NEC family contracts) would be advantageous but not essential
• Highly organised with an excellent attention to detail

What we offer you
We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Successful candidates are trained by industry-leading professionals who are committed to the personal development of their teams. We also run a comprehensive suite of training courses throughout the year which focus on softer skills and personal development, with needs identified through our annual appraisal process.
We offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Managing Urban Drainage, a structured training course accredited by The University of Derby, which provides a solid foundation to personal development and targeted training to support Chartership through CIWEM. We have an annual intake each September which is open for new graduate to apply to, with successful applicants given a detailed background about why we do what we do, by professionals at the forefront of our industry.
Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

About RPS Water
Our Water business employs over 1,000 staff and has been providing services to the water industry since 1993. Working on all the UK water and sewerage companies and most of the water only companies, our services include water networks management; leakage consultancy; waste water network management; software solutions; utility, land and building surveying; design; water resources and efficiency advice; and flood risk and water environment consultancy.

About RPS Group
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.