Overview / Responsibilities

The Assistant Project Manager supports the Project Manager in the planning and execution of the project to achieve the client’s objectives. This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of limited-complexity projects either as part of a Wood delivery team or an integrated client team. Our projects are typically of an environmental or engineering nature, in the built environment or sustainable infrastructure sectors.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the Project Manager and Technical Lead to prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements of projects or project workstreams
  • Developing the plans and strategies to successfully deliver the project objectives
  • Supporting the development of contracts for the provision of goods and/or services, monitoring compliance and managing variances
  • Assisting bid teams including developing elements of bid submissions
  • Planning and controlling the delivery of work within the project, including:Assigning and co-ordinating work done by different people and organisationsControlling project costs, including weekly checks, monthly forecasting and reportingDeveloping project schedules, monitoring progress, and producing reports for client submissionIdentifying and managing project risks and changePreparing project management documentation such as Project Execution Plans, Quality Plans, Health and Safety Plans, Stakeholder Management PlansGathering and implementing lessons learnt
  • Skills / Qualifications


  • Knowledge of approaches for the successful delivery of projects from initiation to completion
  • Techniques for the preparation and maintenance of project schedules including use of MSP and/or Primavera
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements)
  • Knowledge of change control processes
  • Excellent communicator both orally and in writing.
  • Qualifications


  • Degree in Project Management, Engineering, Science or business subject
  • Desirable:

  • Holds a recognised project management qualification
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