Graduate Project Manager

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Graduate Project Manager

  • Post Date:22nd February 2024
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Job Description

Department: Hydrographic
Reporting to: Commercial Project Manager
Grade: 9
Salary: £32,313 per annum
Base: Gravesend
Closing Date: 1st March 2024
Interview Date: 11th March 2024

Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The Department:

The Hydrographic department plays a critical role in ensuring the safe navigation of vessels within the port. They conduct hydrographic surveys to update nautical charts, monitor water depths, and identify potential hazards. By providing accurate and up-to-date navigational information, they help vessels navigate safely through the port’s waters and maintain efficient maritime operations.

The role:

We are looking for a graduate to join our team!

The successful candidate will embark on a 3-year training programme, which will include supporting lead managers with the execution of capital and maintenance dredging, supporting in the provision of technical advice on river regime matters in order to support licensing of river works.

You will also learn and assist with the whole lifecycle of hydrographic projects (including but not limited to sampling, surveying, dredging and those of a commercial nature).

You will interface with customers to translate their requirements into proposals, supervise project progress and deliver project outputs, whilst at the same time gaining an understanding of the financial, technical and consenting aspects associated with dredging and asset management projects.

The postholder will have a good standard of education to at least degree level in science or engineering. A degree in earth sciences or Civil Engineering would be desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Manager, perform a technical evaluation of the project requirements in order to identify feasible solutions and likely project risks. Develop risk mitigation and monitoring measures.
  • Liaise with sub-contractors, the customer and any other interested parties to cost solutions, resolve issues and deliver the project.
  • Prepare or coordinate project documentation including quotations, method statements, risk assessments, consent/permit applications or wider programmes of work.
  • With training, inspect the works for compliance where appropriate with health and safety, quality, consent, scope and programme requirements, escalating issues to the Manager.
  • Deliver projects with due regard to PLA policies & procedures, legislation, consents requirements and other relevant constraints.
  • Evaluate situations quickly, foresee problems and select effective solutions with supervision of progress and results.
  • In absence of the Operations and Project Coordinator, assist in project based administration tasks such as generating purchase & sales orders and scheduling resources.
  • With training, undertake a conservancy review of consent applications for 3rd party river works and dredging, highlighting concerns and recommending appropriate conditions where applicable.

In return, we offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Access to training with both internal and external courses provided
  • Personal development plan
  • 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Medical Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts

For further information or if you would like to have an informal chat about the position, please contact Cullen O’Donnell (Commercial Project Manager) on email Cullen.O’Donnell@pla.co.uk.

The PLA are not registered with the UK Home Office and do not sponsor candidates who require a visa or work permit to work in the UK, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.