Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Project Manager in our Major Projects team responsible for leading the delivery of limited-complexity infrastructure projects involving multidisciplinary teams.

Responsible for the planning, execution, monitoring and control, and completion of a defined project or defined work packages within a larger project or programme to meet the clients project objectives. This includes leading, guiding and developing multi-disciplinary project teams, championing high quality delivery, and promoting a focus on health and safety.

Experience in public sector buildings including education buildings, defence infrastructure, industrial, water and waste management facilities and / or associated infrastructure preferable.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing project proposals including determining project requirements, scope, resources, programme, and cost estimates (budgets) for delivering the project
  • Development of project management documentation including project management plans, cost estimates and forecasts, risk registers, project schedules, stakeholder registers, project organisation charts etc. to successfully deliver the project objectives
  • Monitoring and controlling the project schedule, manhours, budgets, forecasts, and expenditure
  • Monitoring and controlling project progress according to agreed measures and organisational procedures and recommending corrective action where necessary
  • Contract management and contract administration including change management
  • Managing changes to project scope
  • Manage work being performed by project team members, assuring outputs meet the project requirements
  • Maintaining project deliverables, information, and records
  • Performance management and reporting
  • Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the project manager, project team and customer
  • Anticipates and takes pre-emptive action to address issues and potential conflict situations that may impact on project delivery
  • Leading the delivery of infrastructure projects in one or more infrastructure sectors including energy, waste, defence, education, water and buildings
  • Leading multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of technical/professional staff and suppliers

Skills / Qualifications

Typically, 5-10 years' post qualification experience in a project delivery environment and have broad knowledge of the following:
  • Selecting, managing, and developing a project team
  • Contract mechanisms for the provision of goods and/or services, monitoring compliance and managing variations
  • Contract preparation and procurement of service providers, particularly design and build, technical services, and construction contracts
  • Administration of professional services and construction contracts, contract change, valuation of payments and claims
  • Methods of preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements
  • Knowledge of approaches for the successful delivery of infrastructure projects through the full project life cycle (from initiation to completion)
  • Determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints i.e. developing solutions
  • Preparing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and maintaining schedules for project activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Developing, implementing, and updating resources allocations plans (other than finance) needed for projects, taking account of availabilities and scheduling
  • Developing and agreeing budgets for projects and controlling forecast and actual costs against them
  • Identifying and monitoring project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that affect projects
  • Developing, maintaining, and applying quality management processes for project activities and outputs
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements)
  • Project management systems and reporting activities and the ability to produce relevant project management documents and reports
  • Preparing and maintaining an overall schedule for resource use, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and sequencing outcomes, to enable the efficient realisation of benefits
  • Project performance management and associated measures, metrics, data collection and analysis methods
  • Governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
  • Establishing and managing reviews at appropriate points during and after projects, which will inform governance of projects by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies, and continuing relevance
  • Establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required
  • Operational handover and close-out activities and the importance of meeting the timescales of close-out activities
  • Setting and monitoring of KPIs and value engineering tasks supporting project performance


  • Degree in relevant technical discipline (engineering, building, quantity surveying, science, project or construction management) or
  • equivalent combination of qualifications and experience

  • Membership of appropriate professional institution (PMI, APM, MRICS, MCIOB)
  • Qualification/certification at professional level, for example PRINCE2, APM PMQ (APMP) or RPP, PMP

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.