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Senior Project Manager

Job Description

Contract Type


Work pattern

Full time

Position Location

Dublin, Ireland / Cork, Ireland /

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

As a Senior Project Manager you will manage your own projects or workstreams on major infrastructure projects. This opportunity will enable you to support the development of this growing and diverse business whilst progressing your own career. The focus of this exciting new role and opportunity is to help build the growing business and to support our Clients by winning and delivering high quality project and programme management services that contribute to society and make the communities in which we live and work better.

A Bit About The Team

We operate in Aviation, Highways, Rail and Maritime. Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

Main Duties

* The successful management of the development, design stages, delivery and handover of (built environment and infrastructure) projects as instructed, ensuring:
* Processes and procedures are applied, and any governance protocols followed
* A project management plan is developed and maintained for each project
* Projects are scoped in accordance with agreed project objectives,
* Deliverables are clearly identified and executed,
* Key parameters of cost, time and quality are achieved providing a coherent and realistic action plan against deficiencies,
* Liaise with the projects H&S&W and CDM Representative, acting on advice provided to ensure that project / contractor CDM and Health and Safety compliance matters are satisfactorily discharged and/or adhered to,
* Establish effective stakeholder and communication management processes and structures across the project, Client and stakeholder teams, undertaking stakeholder mapping and understanding the role of project influencers, developing strong working relationships where appropriate. Specifically consider all necessary actions in terms of liaison, process mapping and reporting with statutory and technical assurance bodies, mitigating potential delays and costs to project performance through timely submissions and consenting requirements,
* Liaise and work across all commercial, procurement and general project control functions, providing the necessary project management input to deliver projects within the agreed project parameters,
* Assess the necessary level of resources and competence in the supply chain teams, taking all necessary reactive measures where required to ensure the required performance,
* Successful administration of the NEC suite of contracts for professional and contractor commissions as dictated by the projects, addressing performance to ensure contractually successful outcomes.

Candidate Specification

Required For The Position Of Senior Project Manager

* Membership (or working towards) of the APM
* Substantial project management expertise across a wide range of disciplines, contract/procurement routes and market sectors
* Experience of managing and leading large project teams to successful outcomes
* High degree of commercial acumen and knowledge of planning and project controls
* Ability to operate both autonomously and as a part of a larger team
* Excellent IT Skills – Word/Excel/PowerPoint
* Strong communication skills including writing reports and presenting
* Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, stakeholders, colleagues and the supply chain
* Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
* Flexibility to travel to client sites and other MM offices

If you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need.

Job Profile

About The Business Unit

The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care.

The Unit delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting and Education, Health and Care Management.

Our transportation portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in three key sectors of rail, highways and aviation. We deliver programme, project and commercial management services to clients in mainland Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Australasia and supporting other parts of the transportation business across the globe. Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here . If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited – which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits We Offer

* Pension matched up to 7%
* Life insurance
* An annual professional institution subscription
* Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive
* Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5
* Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers
* Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
* Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
* The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More About Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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Recruiter Contact

Nicole Keeling #APDTransport




ALL - Ireland


Project programme and commercial management, Railways



Website Region

Europe and Central Asia

Website Sector

Project management, Rail and metros, Transportation