Assistant Project Manager - Mining/Geotechnical/Civil

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Engineering, Other, Public Sector
South Wales
£21,500 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Car (4x4) & Great Civil Service Pension
Job Ref:

This this opportunity is great for an aspiring Engineer with a background in Geology/Mining/Civil Engineer to join a new initiative and develop their career into a new area and gain valuable experience.

What we are looking for:

A professionally focused engineer with a passion for engineering, who enjoys working collaboratively and enjoy autonomous working. You should be qualified to HND / Degree or equivalent level in Surveying, Civils, Mining Engineering or appropriate discipline together with corporate membership of professional body

About the role:

You will undertake training and knowledge transfer to become an expert in spoil tip management. Based in the South Wales region you will support the Regional Project Managers in delivering a range of challenging and stimulating projects relating to disused tip management and public safety related issues.

You'll need:

* A sound engineering background preferably in civil / geotechnical or structural Engineering
* Experience of dealing with the management and supervision of Contractors and contractual matters
* Good knowledge of ground investigation works
* Working knowledge of slope stability issues and calculations
* Working knowledge of the management of disused tips
* Working knowledge of contaminated land issues
* Working knowledge of AutoCAD or similar software
* Ability to undertake travelling to sites throughout the UK
* Working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues
* Experience of contractor and stakeholder management
* A good knowledge of construction Health & Safety
* Knowledge and understanding of the risks to public safety arising from the legacy of coal mining
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Exceptional decision, negotiating and organisation skills
* Working knowledge of environmental issues
* Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
* A commitment to on-going learning and development
* A positive attitude to collaborative working
* A sound level of IT literacy

If successful, you'll be:

* Assisting the Principal Project Manager with the inspection and management of mine spoil tip sites and to undertake property site inspections
* Undertaking site inspections, compiling reports, specifying remedial and maintenance works, supervising contractors and consultants and liaising with statutory bodies and stakeholders
* Assisting Regional Project Managers with their portfolio of tip, surface hazard and subsidence projects, primarily in South Wales
* Gaining experience and knowledge specifically relating to tip management
* Ensuring that a portfolio of projects is adequately progressed and resourced, and that stakeholders are effectively managed
* Implementing project plans and priorities
* Ensuring adequate investigations are carried out to determine the Authority's liability
* Supervising contractors and consultants undertaking research, investigations and remediation
* Undertaking field related tasks as required which may include the inspections of tips, properties, liability sites and to undertake monitoring and sampling as required
* Acting as a public interface, representing the Authority and dealing with live enquiries from members of the public, and other stakeholders
* Monitoring project income and expenditure, and reviewing provisions, accruals and future forecasts against budget
* Identifying opportunities to maximise the income and value from our existing property portfolio and seeking out and developing additional commercial opportunities
* Providing advice to other team members across the authority


As well as a great opportunity to learn and develop new skills this position includes a 4x4 Car, a great civil service pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay, Gym Membership contribution plus more.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 873 417
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Alfie Smith

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