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Project Manager - M25

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Job Introduction

Are you experienced with Project Management and looking to expand your career into a large infrastructure project or is this something you already have experience of as a Project Manager. If so; then please read on as we are offering a permanent role here at Tarmac.

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.

We are recruiting for a Project Manager to join the Tarmac / Kier Joint Venture M25 Surfacing Framework contract. You will work on this large infrastructure project to optimise the performance of ensuring this project comes in on time and within budget. This role is hybrid working and you will work within the M25 region.

Whether you live in London, Maidstone, Dartford, Watford, Milton Keynes, Amersham, Sevenoaks, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Hayes, or the surrounding areas we would like to hear from you.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

The Project Manager will work within the team to deliver the highly strategic ongoing M25 project that is fundamental for operational production and business growth across Tarmac.  As the Project Manager you will ensure the project surfacing operations run safely, delivers first class customer service to our clients, drives efficiency improvements throughout the scheme and looks to maximise financial returns for Tarmac. You will plan, create, manage and be instrumental in all project activities, you will have the ability to problem solve, innovate, and drive project performance to the highest levels.

As the Project Manager must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures and be able to coordinate a team of professionals of different disciplines to achieve the best results. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind and great organisational skills. Your responsibilities will include (not exhaustive):

  • Have a proven track record of successful Project / Programme management, knowledge of operations and managing of multi-million-pound budgets
  • Responsible for delivering the operational project ‘road map’ and able to foresee issues and apply proactive problem solving techniques to overcome challenges, to remain on track to achieve key milestones / dates
  • Provide management, guidance and direction to the M25 Surfacing Project Delivery Team and support the General Manager to ensure that all objectives, aims and targets are achieved
  • Ensure that the team and business are fully compliant with all H&S, business policies, legal delivery requirements and procedures at all times for both our colleagues and contractors
  • Lead, manage and develop the team, optimising engagement, and overall team performance
  • Track and manage performance of the contract against contractual KPI's and the agreed budget. Imperative to this is building close mutually collaborative relationship with Project Directors, Project Managers, H&S team, Logistics, Sustainability and Supply Chain teams, Kier and Tarmac Operations, financial & commercial teams
  • Communication is key with colleagues, managers and contractors across the whole project to ensure all tasks are performed promptly, you must have the tact and diplomacy when dealing with tense situations that can arise at any moment during the project's life cycle
  • Where contractual issues arise, support the project commercial manager to recover these costs from within the project

Key Stakeholders: Tarmac & Kier Management Team - Area Operations Managers - Finance – Contractors – Site Management - Supply Chain – Engineers – Technical – Operations – Human Resources – Project Team - Contractors

You will hold a FULL UK manual car driving license with no more than 6 penalty points

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant in the role will be instrumental in the future development and support of our culture. You will have experience as a Project Manager within an Infrastructure, Construction, Highways or Surfacing industry, this experience will be an essential requirement for this role; road or highways surfacing knowledge would be highly beneficial.


  • Desirable - HNC/HND, or a Degree in a role related discipline as this would prove highly beneficial in your success in the role
  • Desirable - Project Management experience on multi-million-pound operational, construction or heavy engineering project/s
  • Challenge people, hold them accountable for job completion and quality of completion
  • Computer literate - familiarity with computer software - word, excel, etc and project management software
  • Good communication skills, with a positive, proactive can - do attitude to both colleagues and external agencies / contractors

Why Us

In the role of Project Manager we additionally offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 

Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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