Returning Candidate?

Programme Manager

Programme Manager

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Locations 
Posted Date 

More information about this job

About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


CMDP is a Joint Venture between MWHT and Costain based on a 50/50 share relationship. The Joint Venture was set up to deliver the 5 year (2015 – 2020) AMP6 (Process) Programme in South East England (East Sussex and Kent) for Southern Water. The Delivery Contract is worth £200 million over 5 years.

CMDP is delivering a range of schemes to maintain and improve Southern Water’s water supply and wastewater treatment works in the eastern half of its region (Kent & East Sussex). CMDP is a joint venture between Costain and MWH.

CMDP will be carrying out approximately £200m of work during AMP6 (2015-2020), with an option to extend the framework agreement in to AMP7.



What will I be doing?

Purpose of role:


Oversee, lead and support the Construction and Delivery Leads and Site Managers, to support the design phase and manage the construction, commissioning phases, by setting up contracts and ensuring they are completed in the most efficient manner to the specification, within the time required and within the tender estimate without risk to the health and safety of all concerned while ensuring good customer satisfaction.


Key responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the overall performance of the projects including contract staffing, supporting the hand-over from design phase to project delivery and for setting overall contract strategy.
  • Have detailed working knowledge and experience of project management practices from scheme conception through to end user acceptance
  • Responsible for overall health & safety and reporting to the monthly project management meeting.
  • Offers support, advice and guidance to the Construction and Delivery Leads on all aspects of the contract, and lends assistance with solving problems as required.
  • Responsible for staff training and development.
  • Responsible for maintaining Client relations, resolving Client-related problems and developing opportunities for further business.
  • Promote exceptional safety and delivery quality standards to direct and subcontracted work force

About you

  • Project Management experience
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a construction related discipline.
  • APMP or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communicator with the ability to work in close partnership with clients and end users.
  • Must be delivery driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives.  

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.