Assistant Project Manager (Environment)

Location : Mansfield, UK

Salary : £22,062 - £31,352

Package: flexi time, 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), civil service pension scheme, gym membership contribution, and professional membership. Job category/type

Who we are:

You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of us before. We think we’re pretty unique here at the Coal Authority where we are making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We’re a great bunch of people to work with. We all have united passion and desire to live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of benefits that you’ll be able to access being a part of our inclusive team including flexi time, 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), civil service pension scheme, gym membership contribution, and professional membership.

About the role:

Do you want to be recognised as a leading specialist in the water and environmental engineering industry?

If so, this is your chance to be part of a fast moving and innovative team delivering the next generation of mine water treatment schemes to resolve the impacts of mining.

The Environment team is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines. We develop new schemes and support the operation of over 75 existing mine water treatment schemes across the UK.

These are fantastic opportunities to work in a diverse team with people from a variety of backgrounds in civil, mechanical and chemical engineering, contaminated land, mining and construction.

We’re looking for Assistant Project Managers to assist in the delivery of a portfolio of varied mine water treatment projects, developing new and maintaining existing schemes. Many of these schemes are located in challenging environments, involve working with multiple stakeholders and will require innovative and efficient solutions.  Remote home working would be considered for successful candidates to deliver our projects located in Wales.

We have a number of opportunities to work on our coal and metal mines programmes. You will be responsible for managing a number of varied projects to remediate contaminated water from both coal & historic metal mines through the development of new schemes as well as the refurbishment of existing assets, taking ownership and accountability for all stages of project delivery.  You will be managing stakeholders and statutory bodies to obtain consents & permissions and work collaboratively with our technical, operations, innovations & R&D teams to find the best solutions and maximise commercial opportunities for each scheme.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job descriptions.

About you:

  • Experience of project management and managing engineering / construction projects.
  • Budget, programme & risk management skills
  • A qualification, or working towards a qualification, in an associated discipline (civils, water, M&E industry/engineering) or someone who is able to demonstrate suitable experience for the role.
  • An ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload & multiple projects
  • Knowledge of managing consultants and contractors through the NEC suite of contracts
  • The ability to engage and communicate effectively with project and non-project people at every level.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • Analytical and Reporting Skills to report on progress and outcomes of projects or for project investment
  • A desire to continue to learn and develop professionally
  • The ability to work closely with and support the Project Manager when jointly delivering a large scale scheme with a budget up to £3m.

Working at the Coal Authority:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at humanresources@coal.gov.uk  or by phone on 0345 762 6848.

Other essential information


Application closing date: 12/08/2020 we will be reviewing applications every 2 weeks and conducting phone screens prior to the closing date.

Application outcome:

Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. If you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

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