Project Manager

What Are We Looking For?

Our Water Technologies and Modular Build team is looking for a Project Manager to join the team in Darlington. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of projects, or key elements within projects, and manage the performance of projects end-to-end. This will require supervision of operational sites and their delivery teams, including Project Engineers, Site Managers, Supervisors and Sub-Contractors.

Some of Your Key Duties of the Role Include:


  • Project liaison from enquiry stage to final acceptance and documentation. Meeting with clients to discuss specific requirements and carry out site surveys as required.
  • Instructing, directing, controlling, and allocating work to Trade Operatives & Apprentices, with attention to quality, productivity and safety.
  • Ensure all technical information is available when required for the delivery of design and/or construction.
  • Interpret and check drawings, specifications, and schedules for all activities. Directing works accordingly & preparing final documentation (As Built Drawings etc.).
  • Early identification and resolution of non-conformance within both the design and construction phase.
  • Development of Tender, Design and Construction Programmes and management of these programmes throughout the Project Lifecycle.
  • Responsibility for project Change Management – clear understanding of scope and early identification of change to implement the contractual mechanisms of Early Warnings and Compensation events for Extensions of Time or monetary claims.
  • Financial Management of Projects including budget setting, Monthly forecasting and Profit / Loss responsibility.
  • Manage the design of systems and products, ensuring alignment with design specifications and technical aspects.
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Subcontractor engagement, liaison, tender specification, quotation and H&S documentation review and appraisal.
  • Preparation and Management of Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans for Projects with Principal Contractor responsibility under CDM.
  • Preparation of estimates and quotations.
  • Completion of contract documents.
  • Production of risk assessments and method statements.
  • Management of health, safety, and environmental issues.

What Do You Need?

  • Qualification to degree / HND/ HNC level in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proven track record in Project Management, with an engineering or supervisory background.
  • Knowledge of applicable Design Codes, Technical Standards, Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice. 
  • Good time management, with the ability to multitask, plan and organise day-to-day workloads within a busy environment.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Good communication skills in both verbal and written communication with an ability to follow, interpret and explain technical instructions.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to all engineering trades, particularly Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.
  • Be persuasive, encouraging and motivating and be able to elicit co-operation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, and other departments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with an ability to work with, lead and motivate others, and be able to bring projects to successful completion.
  • Driven, with an ability to work individually and with teams under your direction.
  • Innovative thinking, with an ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Water experience highly advantageous but other specialist engineering industries will be considered.
  • Electrical background preferred but not essential.
  • Experience working with the NEC suite of contracts.
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Who Are We?

RSE is a market leader in delivering engineered solutions for the treatment & purification of water. We offer the design, build and maintenance of water treatment and water recycling equipment with a focus on driving innovative carbon neutral technologies. Delivering products and services to clients across the UK, our unique offering to the market focuses on efficiency and excellence in preserving the world’s most important resource.

Established in 1982, RSE has grown into one of the most prominent MEICA engineering businesses in the UK water industry. We have created a complete in-house and full-service capability from project inception through to design, fabrication, and delivery by means of installation and commissioning. We additionally have one of the largest servicing and maintenance teams in the market, to ensure we’re on hand for all our clients’ needs.

Our service offering presents industry-leading innovative solutions and our dedicated staff play a key role in delivering our sustainability and wider business goals. With over 1700 staff across our group of companies, our strategic ambition will see the business continue to grow as we expand our operations and diversify our products. One of RSE’s key focuses is driving servant leadership and giving our people the opportunity and responsibility to take an entrepreneurial approach in their career development.

What RSE Offer

To build successful teams and drive the level of quality that RSE is renowned for, we know we need the best people in the industry. Not only do we require the relevant skillsets, but we also need people with the right attitude and mentality to thrive and grow in an innovative and fast-paced environment. At RSE, you’ll be given every opportunity to set the path of your own career through our Business Streams and work within dynamic teams that will require you to rise to the challenge of working for a market leader.              

  • Industry-leading salary based on your experience.
  • Company Car Allowance
  • Holiday Allowance of 31 days per year, rising to 33 days per year after 2 years’ service.
  • Holiday Buy / Sell Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Discounted National Gym Membership
  • Professional Fees Paid
  • Employee Discount Platform
  • EV/Hybrid Car Lease Scheme
  • Access to our network of health professionals including mental health champions and Occupational Health Nurse.

In a flourishing sector where there are vast career opportunities available, we believe by leading transformation in the industry our offering to the market means our people have the space to thrive.

If you’re interested in a career with a company that will harness your skills and provide you with the support to create your own future within the water industry, apply now.

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