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Assistant Project Manager

Environment Agency
Minimum: £29,706
Closing date
17 Sep 2023

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We are looking for Project Managers to manage the delivery of exciting, innovative projects including flood risk management studies and schemes that reduce the risk of flooding to communities and enhance the environment.

This is an assistant project manager role within our integrated project teams, either assisting Project Managers on the delivery of projects, or managing your own smaller, more straight-forward, lower risk projects. You will be involved in the project delivery process from initial strategic planning, through to feasibility, detailed design and then into construction and handover.

You will become part of a great working environment that include our supply partners, client representatives, technical specialists, and other partners. You will develop skills in project, commercial, contract and risk management. You will become involved in a range of activities such as data management, researching background on flood risk areas, setting up new projects, using systems and processes to help manage projects, attend site visits and public exhibition meetings. You will learn how to apply EA legislation, policy, and guidance.

The ability to develop a network of relationships with internal colleagues and liaise with local communities and landowners to agree land access, share proposals, and gain consents will be vital.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The Team

We are Programme and Contracts Management (PCM), creating a better place through excellence in project and programme management. Our teams provide the Environment Agency with an effective project and programme management service. Our well-qualified staff manage projects throughout their lifecycle to deliver flood risk management, environmental improvements, and shared ownership with local communities.


  • A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline is ideal but not essential.
  • Numeracy and report writing skills, Analytical skills to solve problems, take responsibility and make decisions and data Management.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience of working in a project environment, preferably within an engineering or construction environment.
  • Background of working in a customer-facing environment, demonstrating excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with contentious situations involving landowners and communities.
  • Able to work under pressure, prioritising workload, and meeting deadlines.
  • Confident in communicating with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external

Contact Information

Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning opportunities are available. Please see the candidate pack for more information around benefits offered.

The office location is in either Exeter, Bristol, Bridgwater, Blandford or Bodmin. The role will require regular travel to project sites and project team meetings in other Agency and Supply Partner offices. Overnight stays may be necessary from time to time.

Driving licence ideally required as some driving may be necessary.

For further information please contact

Interviews are anticipated to take place Early – mid October.

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