Major Projects and Programme Delivery - Environment Agency

Major Projects and Programme Delivery

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MAJOR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMME DELIVERY

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Major Projects and Programme Development

We all have our own roles to play in tackling the nature & climate emergency! We need to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it, while supporting a sustainable, fair, and healthy recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the ways we are aiming to achieve this is through the successful and sustainable delivery of our £5.2bn capital portfolio to better protect 336,000 homes from flooding and coastal erosion. This is not easy, with resource constraints, challenging market conditions, some very complex technical issues, and some very tight timescales, we need to take bold and transformative action now. The only way we can succeed is through strong collaborative and integrated ways of working.

Director of Operations (MPPD) – Steve Moore

Major Projects and Programme Delivery (MPPD) is a department, within Local Operations, which is designed to provide leadership and centres of excellence in project and programme delivery for the breadth of the Environment Agency’s ambitious strategies and plans. We are transforming our ways of working to a corporately aligned programme management approach that includes putting our framework delivery partners at its heart.

MPPD is a department of around 800 people that provides project, programme, and portfolio office services (local and national) which include technical support, advice and guidance across operational delivery for resource management, data analytics, management information, environmental assessment, framework and commercial management, contract administration, cost and carbon estimating and budgeting, stakeholder engagement and communications and operational risk management.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible. If you want to know more about equality, diversity and inclusion in the Environment Agency, please click on the following link: Equality Diversity and Inclusion

For guidance on completing the competency questions within the application click the link here: Capability Dictionary

Departments of Major Projects and Programme Development (MPPD)


National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS)

NEAS ensure that the environmental assessment of all the Environment Agency’s capital projects and the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Agency’s relevant Strategies and Plans are conducted to ensure that projects fully comply with environmental legislation and policy. They also ensure that opportunities to improve the environment for people and wildlife are identified and taken forward, whilst also providing additional guidance and advice on landscape and heritage issues. In addition, NEAS screen all work programmes to identify the level of environmental assessment needed to ensure that our projects are legally compliant and that all environmental risks and opportunities are highlighted. 

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Deputy Director (NEAS) – Sadia Moeed

Environmental Project Manager

In this role, you will be involved in planning projects that are environmentally complaint, you’ll also screen, plan and coordinate the delivery of Environment Impact Assessments as well as working with a variety of stakeholders. Being aware and mitigating the reduction of risk to the environment is a key element of the role as well as promoting a sustainable approach to projects and the general activities.

Environmental Project Manager (NEAS)

Senior Environmental Project Manager

As a Senior Environmental Project Manager, you will provide quality advice on environmental issues. You will advise on the level of environmental assessment needed to ensure that our projects are legally compliant and that all environmental risks and opportunities are highlighted. Our Senior Environmental Project Managers work on our more complex, challenging projects, scoping the environmental elements of work, planning and co-ordinating the delivery of Environmental Impact Assessments and influencing a range of environmental stakeholders at feasibility, planning, design and construction stages. You will oversee the identification, management, mitigation and reduction of environmental risk on projects as well as promoting sustainable approaches such as low carbon solutions.

Senior Environmental Project Manager (NEAS)

Principal Environmental Project Manager

This role is a key role in our NEAS team, providing technical leadership on one or more major projects in the Hub. You will be responsible for the technical oversight of environmental risk and opportunities associated with the major project(s) including environmental governance, steer and the workstream lead for Environment and Sustainability. You will work together with colleagues and Delivery Partners to drive sustainable delivery of major projects on the capital programme and ensure we have a sustainable pipeline of work moving forwards.

Principal Environmental Project Manager (NEAS)

Programme and Contract Management (PCM)

You will be joining a team that is leading on the delivery of a £5.2bn capital programme, protecting people properties and the environment from the effects of climate change. As well as this challenging capital programme the team also delivers asset management programmes and exciting transformation and innovation projects on behalf of the business 

Programme and Contract Management sits in our Major Projects and Programme Delivery (MPPD) team which in turn is part of our Local Operations Directorate.  They provide project, programme, and contract management services within the 6 geographical delivery hubs. It has around 450-500 staff all either delivering or supporting the delivery of projects which are typically focused on flood risk and asset management but not exclusively.

Deputy Director (PCM) – Alice Mayne
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Project Manager (BEP)

In this role, you’ll be part of our high performing team working in collaboration on vital Bespoke and Emerging Projects (BEP) nationally, aiming to enable us to achieve our goals around the Climate & Nature Emergency.

Project Manager for BEP

Project Support Officer 

In this role you’ll assist project managers across the whole programme, whilst undertaking administrative tasks and project management tasks for the team. This role is also considered a development role, providing the individual with project management experience. 

We have positions available in the East Midlands, East of England, South East region, and the National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS).

Project Support Officer

Assistant Project Manager (PM3)

In this role you’ll assist Senior Project Managers on large, complex projects or acting as the Project Manager on small, straight forward projects.

Assistant Project Manager (PM3)

Project Manager (PM2)

In this role, you’ll be responsible for managing standard, medium risk, medium value projects gaining valuable experience to progress and develop further.

Project Manager (PM2)

Senior Project Manager (PM1)

In this role you’ll be responsible for managing our larger, more complex projects and/or accountable as Project Executive across a range of projects, working with different project managers.

We have positions available for PM1 and PM1 in Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM2100). See details on TEAM2100 below.

Project Executive

Project Team Manager

In this role you’ll be responsible for managing a team of 10-15 team members, taking part in multiple project management projects consisting of Senior Project Managers (PM1), Project Managers (PM2), Assistant Project Managers (PM3) and Project Support Officers (PSO).

There are Fixed-term Contract (FTC) and Permanent positions available.

Project Team Manager

Service Manager 

TEAM2100 (Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100) is an Environment Agency pathfinder project and the first multi-year programme to be implemented from the government approved Thames Estuary 2100 strategy. 

The Service Manager is a key role in delivering the programme within our high-performing and collaborative team. The Service Manager takes a contractual and commercial leadership role, managing a small group of co-located specialist contract and commercial staff based central London, working with and reporting to the Programme Director. 

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Programme Analyst  

The Programme Analyst is a key role within our high-performing and collaborative team. Your analytical skills and the ability to communicate technical information is essential, giving our team the support they need by efficiently and accurately analysing information to inform the most appropriate decisions. In this valued role, you will be involved in a variety of areas of the programme within the commercial team. Gaining an in-depth understanding of large-scale projects that are having a hugely positive effect in London. 

Carbon Performance Lead

The Carbon Performance Lead Role is a multi-faceted and exciting leadership position. You will be involved with influencing a wide range of individuals, from senior leaders to our delivery partners, to improve the carbon performance for a programme of works.

Improvements in Carbon Performance will be delivered through helping upskill project and programme teams, through coordinating the delivery of various carbon reduction actions, and also by helping empower our supply chain to deliver best practice management and outcomes.

Carbon Performance Lead Roles

Contract Assurance and Framework Management

The Contract Assurance and Framework Management Team is the independent intelligence client function within the Portfolio Development Office in Major Projects and Programme Delivery. Focussed on supporting achievement of the Environment Agency’s ambitions, as set out in EA 2025 and Emission 2030 the team integrates our commercial strategy, with targeted commercial assurance activity, supplier performance and relationship management, and cost and carbon intelligence.    

There are 4 recognised centres of excellence, which blend internal staff, with specialist ‘bought in’ consultants, co-located with customers the team provides integrated, strategic and frontline advice and support on: 

  • Commercial Strategy
  • Supplier Relationships and Framework Management
  • Cost and Carbon
  • Commercial Assurance and Improvement
CAFM Team Manager – Brian Francis
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Estimator

Estimators are an integral part of the wider Contract Assurance & Framework Management Team.  Their role is key to ensuring that Integrated Delivery Teams are provided with cost intelligence, estimation, and assurance services.

Estimator

Senior Estimator

Senior Estimators are an integral part of the wider Contract Assurance & Framework Management Team.  Their role is key to ensuring that Integrated Delivery Teams are provided with cost intelligence, estimation, and assurance services.

Senior Estimator


Data Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) 

You will be part of the Data Analysis Reporting Team, we sit within the Portfolio Delivery Office part of Major Projects and Programme Delivery. We deliver dashboarding and data management services on a broad range of business areas. The team is a blend of Environment Agency and consultants fulfilling the roles of Data Analyst, Business Analyst, service desk and knowledge management.  We have cultivated a culture of collaboration within the team and have an excellent breadth of skills and experience for joiners to learn from. 

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Business Analyst 

You will act as a part of the Portfolio Delivery Office’s Data Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) engaging widely across the business to transform performance data into business, commercial and programme information with a focus on the capital delivery. While providing specific capabilities for the team you will also have a general understanding across the team’s operation and will support accordingly as the need arises.

As a Technical Business Analyst, you will identify current gaps and challenges in management information and business intelligence business reporting, work with and develop stakeholder’s requirements for data products such as dashboards and translate this into user stories and tasks for data analysts. 

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Data Analyst 

You will act as a part of the Portfolio Delivery Office’s Data Analysis and Reporting Team (DART) engaging widely across the business to transform performance data into business, commercial and programme information with a focus on the Flood and Coastal Risk Management portfolio. While providing specific capabilities for the team you will also have a general understanding across the team’s operation and will support accordingly as the need arises.

As a Data Analyst, you will collate and analyse relevant business and management information, produce Power BI dashboards for a range of audiences and assist the development of data management practices (including Business Intelligence activities) and processes, helping to identify appropriate new systems and calibrating them for use in the business 

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