• Principal / Associate Project Manager Cardiff
  • WSP in the UK in Cardiff, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move it’s vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…

To find out more about our Earth & Environment, Water & Energy business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: https://www.wsp.com/en-GB/hubs/environment

We are ready to hire a Project Manager to play a key role where you’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of a diverse and exciting range of projects across the UK. You will have the opportunity to have manage smaller scale projects whilst assisting Senior Project Managers on larger projects to aid your development. For the right candidate there is also opportunity to line manage and mentor junior members of... the Environmental Project Management Team.

Your new role, what's involved?
• We deliver projects for public and private sector clients including Department for Education (DfE), HS2, East West Rail, Homes England, DIO, Flotation Energy, Heathrow, Rampion Extension Development Ltd, SSE, EDF Energy and Bute Energy.
• You will manage the development of project proposals including determining project requirements, scope, resources, programme, and cost estimates (budgets) for project delivery.
• Develop project management documentation including project management plans, cost estimates and forecasts, risk registers, project schedules, stakeholder registers, project organisation charts etc. to successfully deliver project objectives. This either by undertaking the work yourself or by directing other colleagues when appropriate to do so.
• Monitor and control the project schedule, manhours, budgets, forecasts, and expenditure as well as project progress.
• Contract Management and contract administration, including change management.
• Manage changes to project scope and ensuring that project governance is adhered to.
• Lead, mentor and develop multi-disciplinary project teams, championing high quality delivery, whilst promoting a focus on health and safety as well as inclusion and diversity.
• Effectively and accurately communicating relevant project information to others in the business.
• Leading multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of technical/professional staff and suppliers.
• Presenting as the face of WSP when interfacing with clients. Fostering and growing excellent relationships .


The Environmental Project Management Team supports clients delivering projects throughout the whole project lifecycle. Our team brings expertise to deliver a range projects or programmes to plan and control the delivery of projects and achieve client’s investment objectives. We work collaboratively with colleagues from technical specialists across the wider WSP to provide our clients with the best expertise to deliver a wide range of projects.

This role will be based in our Reading/Birmingham/Manchester/Newcastle/Edinburgh office within the growing team supporting both new and existing clients. We are a friendly team that support each other to develop our skills and grow our network in the business. You will undertake a variety of tasks and will have the opportunity to help grow the existing team.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

To be successful in this role you must have a can-do attitude and possess most if not all of the following behaviours:
• Tenacity;
• High level of communication (including using the phone);
• Problem solving;
• Patience;
• Attention to detail;
• Collaboration;
• Pragmatism;
• Great interpersonal skills;
• Innovative;
• Digitally astute;
• Ambitious; and
• An interest in business development activities.


• Degree in relevant technical discipline (engineering, building, quantity surveying, science, project or construction management) or
• Equivalent combination of qualifications and 7 years of project experience
• Membership of appropriate professional institution (PMI, APM, MRICS, MCIOB) and either Chartered or working towards Chartership.

• Qualification/certification at professional level, for example PRINCE2, APM PMQ (APMP) or RPP
• NEC3/4 accredited or an interest in working towards gaining accreditation.

What's in it for you?
• Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.
• Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.
• Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.
• Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.
• Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!


Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date
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