CONTRACTS/ PROJECT MANAGER – for CAN, a specialist engineering contractor

Based: Ideally CHESTERFIELD, although Bristol and Northfleet (Kent) based candidates will be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

An excellent opportunity for an existing project manager in the civil engineering industry, with CAN Geotechnical – a growing, energetic and friendly company.

Established in 1983, now employing over 200 staff and with a turnover in excess of £18m, CAN is a specialist civil engineering contractor, delivering projects across the UK.

Using specialist and rope access techniques, CAN Geotechnical provides innovative solutions to challenging ground engineering projects within all aspects of the construction and civil engineering markets. This includes stabilisation of embankments, soil slopes & rock faces, construction of retaining walls and installation of rock anchors.

CAN has a team of 9 Project Managers spread between the head office in Chesterfield and our offices in Northfleet, Kent and Bristol.  We are looking for a Project Manager to be based at either of our offices, working alongside the existing team and reporting to the Operations Manager.

If you have a degree in engineering, construction, geology or similar and previous project management experience, please read on:

The Role:

  • Managing geotechnical (slope stabilisation) projects.
  • You will have full commercial control of your project, this includes detailed cost planning, variation management and forecasting, with assistance from our commercial team.
  • You will have control of project spend and will be responsible for ensuring profitable operations, this includes tracking sales and negotiation of commercial variations.
  • Managing teams of site personnel (good people skills required)
  • Liaising with clients.
  • Procurement and management of materials and equipment selection
  • Project financial reporting
  • Managing quality & HSQE
  • Full time (office based with site visits)

Experience and skills required:

  • 5 years’ project management experience in construction or civil engineering.
  • Degree in engineering, construction, geology or similar.
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • A professional approach.
  • Driving licence.

Why CAN Geotechnical?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Company car.
  • Leading specialist Geotechnical contractor in the country.
  • CAN is part of the RSK Group, a rapidly expanding geoenvironmental consultancy and contractor which projects a turnover of £300m this year.
  • RSK is Investors in People accredited, encouraging the continued training of all our staff – full training will be provided in all job-specific fields.
  • Continued company growth will result in further opportunities.
  • Although we are a growing company we pride ourselves on the ‘family-feel’ atmosphere.
  • Varied and challenging projects.
  • Life Assurance

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on the quality of our people and the projects we deliver. We are committed to staff development and career opportunities and as such this role is suitable for a committed individual who is seeking a long-term future with us.

To apply please send your CV together with covering letter to

We look forward to speaking with you soon.