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Assistant Project Manager at Mace Group

Assistant Project Manager

Mace Group Winchester, Hampshire Full-Time
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Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The opportunity

As an assistant project manager, you will be responsible for managing and supporting projects related to an estate change programme for Hampshire Constabulary whose strategy is to achieve an improved estate that supports effective policing across the county. This role requires strong stakeholder management skills, you will function as project sponsor acting as client representative first alongside delivering as project manager. You will coordinate these schemes throughout the project’s lifecycle, managing to cost, time, budget and quality requirements.

You will be based at the Mace and client’s Winchester office and will be expected to travel across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, project allocation dependant on a weekly/monthly basis for site meetings as required. A driving license is essential.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing appropriate stakeholder engagement and communication strategies for allocated projects, assisting in the development of user requirements and producing the project initiation document.
  • Developing a sound understanding of less complex projects and all matters relating to them, completing the necessary key project documents, reports and supporting documentation (including: feasibility studies, strategy documents, business cases, migration plans, training plans, highlight, end stage & exception reports, lessons learned report and any follow-on action recommendations, any other reports required by the project board and/or existing strategic level force boards.
  • Managing less complex projects in accordance with recognized project management methodology, (undertaking: planning and monitoring the project, directing and motivating others involved in the project, managing project risks and developing contingency plans, agreeing any delegation and use of project assurance roles required by the project board, preparing project, stage and exception plans as necessary, taking responsibility for change control and configuration management, managing project budgets, ensuring adequate provision has been made for project and ongoing costs.
  • Proactively developing a collaborative relationship between the client, contractor, users, partnerships and any other stakeholder within the project, being the main point of contact between the supplier and the organisation, providing technical advice and support where necessary.
  • Managing, monitoring and quality assuring the performance of the appointed contractors and consultants against the requirements of the specification, tracking supplier performance, commissioning acceptance tests where necessary and taking appropriate action to remedy shortfalls.
  • Developing tender documentation with procurement, evaluating contractors and tenders received, monitoring the performance of contractors and consultants to quality assure work undertaking, identifying potential for improvements and ensure value for money is consistently secured.
About you

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a construction or project management projects background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace have to offer.

Awareness of design and ability to engage in dialog with professionals to form the project brief and steer the project as client representative. Recognised project management qualification e.g. APM/Prince2/PMP/RICS or demonstrable equivalent skillset. Ability to drive and access sites across Hampshire. Open to vetting, Non-Police Personnel Vetting level 2 (NPPV) 2 is a significant advantage.

Rewards and recognition

With Mace you will deepen your knowledge and skills, work with inspiring colleagues, influential clients and get to see the world.

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package including private medical insurance allowance, professional subscription or membership fee reimbursement, life cover, enhanced parental leave policy and flexibility centred around our social, health and wellbeing commitment that includes 2 volunteer days a year.

Apply now for a confidential discussion.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”


Recommended skills

Stakeholder Management
User Requirements Documents
Change Control
Project Management
Configuration Management
Systems Development Life Cycle
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Job ID: MACE-08222