Senior Project Manager

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to manage one of the key areas, on our flagship project – the Ellison Institute of Technology.

Ellison Institute of Technology will continue the Institute’s work in cancer research, disease prevention, and global health policy, along with providing educational programming for students from around the globe.

A newly constructed building in The Oxford Science Park will be home to further research laboratories and educational spaces, laid out to promote collaboration and flexibility. This includes a roof-top wooden geodesic dome overlooking the surrounding tree canopy.

The two buildings will be connected by an elevated tree covered walkway to enhance access and promote collaboration between both sites.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the achievement of safety targets and zero tolerance of unsafe working practices and occurrences
  • To deliver the sub project to the client within budget, Quality Assurance standards, on programme and to stringent safety parameters
  • To work with the planning team to develop detailed and accurate short term programmes of work
  • To assess the staff capability and performance
  • To manage the budget and delivery of the section of the project
  • To provide accurate and timely reporting of progress against the plan
  • To ensure adoption of innovative ideas from within the business and from the workforce
  • To plan the programming of day to day resource requirement and communicate these to the construction team
  • To interface with other construction managers and section managers to share best practice and ensure effective resource utilisation
  • To monitor external changes to work plans and report the effect of change
  • To lead section meetings to review Safety, Quality, Progress and Design. Achievement of commercial requirements
  • To ensure effective implementation Laing O Rourke project management systems and procedures
  • Contribute to the contract review process
  • Client and tenant liaison
  • Assist with design development
  • To act as person responsible for permit to work procedures


  • Degree qualified in Construction Management or Civil Engineering – essential
  • Extensive experience in Project Management capacity on projects over the value of £200mil

About us:

Laing O’Rourke are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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