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Assistant Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa
Department / Discipline 
Project Management
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Assistant Project Manager to join our team in Leamington Spa.


Role Purpose

The Assistant Project Manager is accountable for the supporting the Project Manager in the planning and execution of the project to achieve the client’s project objectives.  This includes developing, project management documentation and maintaining project information, controls and records.  The role also involves a focus high quality delivery and promoting health and safety excellence.  This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of limited-complexity projects involving multidisciplinary teams.


Key responsibilities

  • Working with the Project Manager to Prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements of projects or project workstreams
  • Developing the plans and strategies to successfully delivery the project objectives
  • Supporting the development of contracts for the provision of goods and/or services, monitoring compliance and managing variances
  • Maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of projects that align with organisational practice
  • Planning and controlling the delivery of work packages within the project.



Skills / Qualifications

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of approaches for the successful delivery of infrastructure projects from initiation to completion.
  • Experience in contract preparation and procurement of service providers, in particular design and technical services and construction contracts.
  • Techniques for the Preparation and maintenance of schedules for project activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Development of budgets for projects and controlling forecast and actual costs against them.
  • Maintaining and applying quality management processes for project activities and outputs
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements)
  • Establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects, updating configuration documents as required.


  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations applicable to infrastructure projects, in particular CDM regulations.
  • Development of project requirements and plans for the delivery of project objectives
  • Experience in the development of project business case and the evaluation of options to satisfy project requirements.
  • Knowledge of approaches to determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints i.e. developing solutions
  • Identification and monitoring of project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and tracking responses to them and responding to other issues that affect projects
  • Preparation for reviews at appropriate points during and after projects, which will inform governance of projects by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies and continuing relevance
  • Experience of procurement and contract administration using NEC3 suite of contracts


Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience



  • Proven experience of collaborating with people.
  • Confident communicator


  • Experience in a project environment from inception to completion
  • Experience in preparing bids for professional services


Qualifications and accreditations


  • A level or equivalent in science, technology or business related subject


  • Degree level or equivalent in an engineering, building, quantity surveying, science or business subject
  • Membership of appropriate professional institution
  • Project Management qualification at foundation level, for example PRINCE2, APM PFQ (APMIC)


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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