Assistant Project Manager

Ref: REC155 Based in Harpenden Freelancer/Contractor Role

Primary Purpose

This role will be based in our Harpenden office and working in the clients office, coordinating key elements of the project cycle. To resolve issues proactively and collaborate with all functions of the project team, including the client to ensure the team can continually meet project objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tasks include but not limited to:
    • Under the guidance of the project manager, build a programme of access that maximises team productivity
    • Engage with tenants to organise access, building in contingency sites and re-booking sites when access fails
    • Maintain a log of tenant engagement and failed access, escalating and collaborating with the client team to resolve
    • Briefing field surveyors
    • Arrange accommodation for surveyors working away
    • Ensuring data management procedures are strictly adhered to at all project stages
    • Tracking and reporting of progress
    • Implementation of lone working procedure for the surveying team
    • Support the project manager with commercial management of the project
    • Work closely with the programme manager and delivery manager to ensure resources are managed in line with project workload
    • Work with the client team to ensure issues with access are resolved promptly
    • To undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested

Person Specification

  • Great interpersonal skills, able to engage with a wide range of project stakeholders from tenants to the client team and internal stakeholders
  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to respond positively and promptly to issues
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions within remit
  • Robust approach to following process
  • Ability to prioritise across competing demands, balancing in the moment demands with the requirement to forward plan

If you have any questions about this role please email

Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional Membership and Development
  • Enhanced Family Friendly benefits
  • Enhanced Pensions Contributions
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible working hours (role dependent)

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