Senior Project Manager

Project Management Maritime
  • Haywards Heath


Senior Maritime Project Manager


About Royal HaskoningDHV:

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.


About Our M&A Business Line:

We have two business streams under our M&A business line, Maritime and Aviation. Within our business we provide expert and specialist consultancy services across the globe. We pride ourselves on our blend of digital application and deep domain knowledge. Our fully integrated, multidisciplinary approach means we can deliver all the expertise a project requires, from master planning to create new port or airport facilities to detailed design and to optimising existing facilities.


Role Context:

As a Senior Project Manager leading medium to large sized marine projects, you will be responsible for the commercial and technical success of projects varying in size.  The types and variety of projects range from inspection projects for local UK port clients, with small teams of 5, all the way up to large shipyard new build projects leading multidisciplinary teams of up to 100 staff. This is an exciting opportunity to work on projects all over the globe as part of one of our world leading service delivery teams.

This role will join our Southern Maritime Team led by an Associate Director. The Southern office is part of a larger UK maritime team across 5 UK offices.


Job Role:

You’ll build strong relationships with current and future clients in an autonomous working environment.
  • Demonstrating behavior that ensures your health and safety and that of others.
  • Project and Programme planning, organisation and control
  • Scope, Time, Cost, Risk, Quality and Procurement Management
  • Preparation of Contract Documents, Specifications, Bills of Quantities and supervision activities
  • Liaison with all levels of clients, local authorities, contractors and specialist consultants on administrative and technical subjects
  • Utilise your technical and working knowledge of both design and construction practices in UK and overseas markets, working in positions of authority and responsibility, to assure that the right things are done right.
  • Provide the key link between project delivery (internal) and the Client’s organisation (external), when initiating projects.This will include, for example, the coordination of stakeholder input, the production of options appraisals, the preparation of project briefs and business cases and the gaining of approvals.
  • Be a figure of authority, trust, support and security for project deliverers
  • Provide sound engineering judgement and advice.
  • Coach and mentor junior project managers
  • Assist with writing proposals and preparing bids
  • Undertake project work as required including preparation of
  • Specifications, Bills of Quantities and assistance with contract documents for construction projects
  • Inspections, surveys, and preparation of reports


This role might be right for you if you:

  • Demonstrate excellent Project leadership skills on relatively complex projects
  • Have experience drafting and managing NEC (required) and FIDIC (desirable) contracts
  • Have experience in commercial management
  • Professional experience in delivery of engineering projects
  • BSc/BEng in Civil Engineering
  • CEng, MICE
  • International experience
  • Knowledge / Experience of working to BIM Level 2
  • Maritime specific civil engineering experience
  • Membership of appropriate professional body
  • Awareness of industry procedures and best practice
  • Excellent managerial, commercial and technical track record


What we can offer you:

Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!
You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life



Hayward Heath with a proficiency in written and spoken English.
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