Project Manager

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

17 November 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.

It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success.  We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.

The Project

These are exciting times for the Company which has embarked upon a Creating Sustainable Value change programme building on already strong foundations to create a modern and successful business. The programme includes adding environmental and social value, being more effective and creative by being more inclusive and diverse and streamlining our businesses to cut waste.

A key enabler to achieving the above is becoming a manufacturing organisation, using production line techniques, and defaulting to offsite manufacture. This is fundamentally changing for the better our work environments and will make us the employer of choice for a dynamic, creative, and diverse workforce. We will deliver differently and better (safer, quicker, cheaper, and right first time) and have set ourselves up as a manufacturing entity adopting a modern approach to construction.

In the above context we are delighted to have been selected to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations.

We have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, our valued strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) to realise leading safety, health and wellbeing, quality, customer service, sustainability and efficiency performance improvements.

To achieve the above we will warmly welcome into our team people from all walks of life including those who have no previous infrastructure experience providing they thrive in a high energy, dynamic, close knit and creative production team environment.


What you will be doing

  • Overall responsibility for the management and successful delivery of single complex projects or packages of projects delivered under the Thames Water Framework.

  • Specific responsibilities include management of; health and safety, design, customer relations, quality, environmental, programme and the cost/value during both pre-production (ECI phase) and production.

  • Monitor the progress of offsite and onsite operations against deadlines and budget limitations.

  • Create a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance.

  • In addition to the normal attributes of a successful leader this role will require determination and doggedness as you will be changing for the better the way in which many people currently work embedding production line thinking and our “offsite first” philosophy.

Your responsibilities:

  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Provide inspirational leadership to deliver Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.

  • Project Management: Understand and put in place the basic requirements to reliably achieve expected project delivery programme, cost and quality performance in a modern manufacturing environment. Effectively and proactively manage change and risk.

  • Productivity: Work with others to help achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust quality management to achieve “right first time”.

  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintaining trusting and effective relationships with our immediate customer, Thames Water Operations supplying excellent service throughout project delivery.

  • Culture: Fully embrace the Company's and Thames Water’s cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and our other core values.

  • Digital Engineering: Work with our designer (Arcadis) and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our offsite and onsite delivery approach

  • Effective team management: Manage, support and mentor members of the project team in their personal development and identify competency gaps and training/mentoring requirements.

  • Design Collaboration: Strong collaborative approach to integrate our own and supply chain expertise with our designers (Arcadis) expertise to maximise the opportunities for offsite manufacturing.

  • Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.

  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.

Supporting our Production Line approach:

  • Work closely with our teams and supply chain partners to enhance their production line maturity.

  • Embrace and implement production line approach on site including programme and logistics.

  • Ensure the project/package teams challenge production line operations, achieving progress against plans and escalating and promptly resolving issues.

  • Developing and managing production controls, driving continuous improvement.

  • Ensure that management reporting is accurate and prompt.

  • Driving continuous improvement of data analysis and reporting.

Line Management Responsibilities:

  • Works as part of the Production Delivery Team.

  • Reports to the Production or Construction Manager.

  • Direct reports include: Agents, Engineers, Supervisors.

  • Also has operational responsibility for the Offsite Manufacturing, Commercial, Mechanical, Electrical, Commissioning, Planning, Customer Service resources allocated to the project/package.


What we will need from you

  • Excellent team leader with great people management skills and strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational capabilities.

  • Experience of both pre-production and production project management in a major project's environment desirable.

  • Able to lead and inspire a diverse team.

  • Contract administration experience desirable.

  • Has excellent communication and customer service skills.  Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.

  • Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources to deliver on time and in full.

  • Recognises the many benefits of maintaining exemplary site organisation and tidiness.

  • Commercially astute – lead other team members to produce accurate time and cost forecasts and reports.

  • BIM/digital experience desirable.

  • Minimum HNC qualified in a manufacturing/construction subject desirable.

  • IT literacy essential.

  • Professional qualification is desirable.

  • SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable

  • Experience in a similar role within a manufacturing or construction organisation is desirable.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.


In return for your valued contribution we offer the following benefits packages:

  • Competitive salary

  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

  • Life Assurance

  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

  • 2 days volunteering opportunities

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Professional membership fees

  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    Dental Insurance
    Travel insurance
    Bike to work scheme
    Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.