Associate / Principal Project Manager - Defence

úCompetitive based on experience

We’re looking for a commercially minded Project Manager (Principal / Associate level) to join our multi-disciplinary team in Scotland. Playing a key role within the HMNB Clyde project team you’ll be experienced in the successful delivery of NEC3 contracts and working within the defence sector. This position will be predominantly site based, with visits to our Edinburgh office on a routine basis.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a dedicated and collaborative team that are always willing to go the extra mile for our client to ensure our work is delivered accurately and on time.

You will require SC Clearance to work on this commission and should either already possess this or be clear that there is no personal obstacle in you achieving this clearance. (Your employment will be dependent on successfully achieving SC Clearance). 

Your Role

You’ll be site based at HMNB Clyde and lead the WYG site team in the management and delivery of this exciting project.  

In this key client facing role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and managing the project works using the NEC3 suite of documents, including all EWN, CE, etc.
  • Leading and managing the WYG site based team in the delivery of the project, building effective working relationships with the client enabling expansion of the team at HMNB Clyde
  • Engagement and stakeholder management with the client and the site maintenance provider
  • Management of the WYG Design team
  • Reviewing the Contractors design proposals against the requirement of the contract documents and advise on deficiencies / changes if needed
  • Using Primavera Schedule and MS Project software to interrogate the contractors programme and to monitor, record and report on his progress.
  • Produce fortnightly Progress Reports on the Contractors progress against schedule, expenditure of risk allowances etc. 
  • Working collaboratively with WYG Directors in the delivery of this project
  • Attending all Works Contractor’s meetings, chairing where necessary
  • Recording the daily and weekly events of the Works Contractor’s progress and compliance with the contracted requirements and produce weekly and monthly reports for onward transmission to the DIO PM
  • Lead regular Risk Workshops and assist the WYG QS in the management and implementation of the Risk Register

About You

Ideally you’ll be an experienced in both project and programme management and hold a relevant professional qualification such as APM Project Management qualification.

It is essential that you’re:

  • Experienced in the successful delivery of infrastructure projects using NEC3, specifically within the defence sector.
  • Proficient in the use of specialised scheduling software such as Primavera Scheduling & Risk and MS Project
  • A team player and a keen, progressive, versatile individual who can adopt a flexible approach
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, able to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Extensively experienced in the construction industry

About WYG

WYG is an award-winning professional services firm operating from more than 50 locations across the UK, Europe, Africa, and Asia. We are driven by client service and underpinned by technical excellence. We help our clients create value, protect value, and manage risk. We are the partner of choice for organisations operating in complex or challenging environments. 

We serve our clients through three interconnected business streams:

  • WYG Advisory is a proactive management consultancy designed to help identify opportunities for our clients, support their decision-making processes and deliver effective programmes.
  • WYG Consulting assembles specialist teams to offer high value services to the markets in which we operate.
  • WYG International Development works to optimise the value and impact of donor funded projects in collaboration with our partners and other stakeholders. It aims to improve socio-economic stability, enhance infrastructure and unlock the potential for sustainable development.

WYG plc’s shares are traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.


A rewarding future is yours at WYG. We’re committed to supporting your personal aspirations - and with clear career paths and a wide range of opportunities, your goals will always be within reach. Our blended learning experience will help you develop all the skills and qualifications you need to succeed. Fantastic flexible benefits and personalised rewards make up an excellent package.

Application Details

Ben Laker

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