Job Title: Water Resources Environment Project Manager

Circa £43,000 dependent on skills & experience + car allowance


Based within the Anglian Water region and offering hybrid working from one of the following offices: Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Milton Keynes

Full time, 37 hours per week

Are you passionate about the environment and enjoy delivering outstanding results?

Would you like to be part of our work to enhance biodiversity, restore natural processes in rivers and increase the resilience of river ecosystems?

Anglian Water’s Water Resource Management Plan is updated every five years and outlines how we’ll maintain a sustainable balance between water supply and demand over the next 25 years. We know that our services must cater for an increasing population and support economic growth. We need to factor in climate change and protect our environment.

In this business-critical position you will play a key role in managing Anglian Waters delivery of key projects which includes river restoration, river support, Eel protection, Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) work, sustainable abstraction investigations and monitoring programmes.

In this role you’ll help to meet our project targets by providing first class stakeholder communication, working with such groups as The Environment Agency, Framework Delivery Contractors, Rivers Trusts, NGO groups, Community stakeholders, local councils, and Natural England. You will also work closely and engage with landowners, customers and local rivers groups to develop the projects and ensure a successful outcome.

Working with and managing the Framework Delivery Contractors, you will ensure all projects are delivered to the highest health and safety standards. You will manage all CDM Client responsibilities, carry out site-based health and safety audits and regular site visits. You will report on health and safety performance internally and continually drive improvements on safety across the river restoration framework.

You will manage the delivery of key environmental projects throughout the entire life cycle from concept stage, through design, construction, and completion according to defined obligatory timescales. You will liaise with delivery vehicles and framework delivery contractors to ensure the projects are developed on time, within affordability and in agreement with key stakeholders such as The Environment Agency and Operational Teams.

You will be responsible for key project deliverables including commercial requirements, cost forecasting, risk management, early warning and compensation event management, programme review, governance and change control. You will prepare high quality written work for regulatory submission. Negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Prepare and deliver presentations.

Inclusion at Anglian Water:

Inclusion is for everyone and we are an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an environment where all our colleagues feel they belong.

As a valued employee, you’ll be entitled to:

  • Personal private health care
  • 26 days annual leave – rising with length of service
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive pension scheme – Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle

What does it take to be a Project Manager?

  • Educated to HNC level or equivalent NVQ.
  • Environmental sciences and/or project management experience would be desirable
  • Experience or exposure to water resource management, environmental assessment, or river restoration
  • Should have experience of supporting or managing projects
  • Demonstratable experience of managing a busy workload where there are multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

Why Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. Just look at our Love Every Drop strategy that underpins everything that we do, and you’ll start to get a feel for our culture. It’s collaborative, innovative and inspiring.

We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you. We believe that equal opportunities mean inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

Closing date: 08/06/2023

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