JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER – for CAN, a specialist engineering contractor


Salary: Commensurate with experience

An excellent opportunity for a new junior 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 techniques, CAN Geotechnical provides innovative solutions to challenging ground engineering projects within all areas of the construction and civil engineering markets. This includes stabilisation of embankments, soil slopes & rock faces, construction of retaining walls, catch fences, bulk grouting and installation of rock anchors. https://www.can.ltd.uk/

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 Junior Project Manager to be based at either our Northfleet or Chesterfield office, 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 or civil engineering experience, please read on:

The Role:

  • Managing geotechnical (slope stabilisation) projects
  • Managing teams of site personnel (good people skills required)
  • Detailed cost planning, variation management and forecasting
  • Liaising with clients
  • Control of project spend
  • 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:

  • 2 years’ experience in construction or civil engineering.
  • Previous experience of project management desirable.
  • Degree in engineering, construction, geology or similar.
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • A professional approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • 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 over £0.5Bn 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 part of 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 samantha.crawford@can.ltd.uk

We look forward to speaking with you soon.