At Griffiths, our people are our company. The way in which we treat people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work – is a core value that has driven our continued growth over the past five decades. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry. We are a Welsh regional civil engineering and construction contractor with our head office based in Abergavenny. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England we construct new roads, bridges and railways as well as maintaining existing developments.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our team in South Wales on our Natural Resources Wales Framework.

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Based on the Natural Resources Wales Framework, the Project Manager will report to the Framework Manager and has a responsibility to ensure that the Projects are accurately priced, delivered on time and to budget in a safe, environmentally friendly manner and to the high quality standards set by the Framework Manager. They will also:

  • Engage with the Client during the ECI phase building the Target Cost to ensure the schemes are priced accurately and risks are understood and allocated between the relevant parties
  • Develop agreed programmes and methodologies during the ECI phase
  • Become a Framework expert offering a high level of service to this key Client. Ensure Alun Griffiths comply with all Client and legal obligations throughout the duration of the projects.
  • Comply and implement the companies Integrated Management System procedures and guidance and promote its implementation with the Project Team
  • Develop a proactive working relationship with Clients and Consultants and report any potential issues or opportunities to the Framework Manager and Operations Director
  • Familiarise themselves with all Contract Documentation and Drawings including Company Management Plans to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the Project
  • Implement and address items requested by the Framework Manager, and review the Contract Programme for their Section and inform of any improvements or concerns
  • Monitor delivery of the project, identifying risk and opportunities to optimise project delivery through the development and management of a Project Risk Register for wider programme issues, ensuring that the Agents develop and manage their section specific Risk Registers for local issues
  • Set and align targets in line with budget forecast, review cost/value with Commercial Manager through weekly cost meetings
  • Identify and action improvements to prevent losses, maximise profitability, and report Cost/Value to the Framework Manager on a Monthly basis
  • Promote and lead the site safety culture, ensuring that all works are carried out in a planned, controlled and safe manner, in accordance with statutory regulations, current standards, and the Company SHEQ standards

We are looking for a candidate ideally with previous Project Management experience within an operational environment who possesses the following skills/experience:

  • Extensive experience of Civil Engineering industry particularly ideally with experience of working adjacent to waterways, dams, flood alleviation projects, etc.
  • Strong personal and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and IT skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • To be self-motivated and be able to prioritise and manage workload
  • To be responsive to the needs of internal and external customers and colleagues

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Preferably a further education qualification e.g. Degree or HND/HNC (ideally relatable to Civil Engineering)
  • CSCS qualification

Salary: Competitive
Location: Abergavenny, Gwent, Wales
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/102/1267