Project Development Manager

Date: 8 Jul 2024

Location: London, Central, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Our Group Projects team manage projects valued at £20m and above with the aim of to ensuring optimal development of major capital projects in ABP. We're currently looking to recruit a Project Development Manager to join the team and focus on a major projects primarily within the Southampton region. You'll need to have experience of managing major infrastructure projects valued at a minimum of £100m and have a solid understanding of consenting/DCO works. You should have early stage project experience and be comfortable working at pace with multi-discipline teams. 


-    Lead the project development utilising Regional and Group experts
-    Integrating financial model, scope documentation, schedule and risks
-    Explore relevant options meeting the customer’s needs
-    Conduct proactive cross-functional stakeholder engagement and communication (including core team meetings)
-    Drive scope definition and clarify customer and operational requirements
-    Ensure our scope integrates across commercial, asset and operations work streams resulting in a clear financial model
-    Establish early delivery plans meeting favourable options
-    Drive consenting/planning process where needed in a timely manner
-    Proactively identify and address risk and opportunities


Experience and requirements:
-    Experience with development of Capital Infrastructure Projects above GBP 100 mill
-    Strong track record of project development – motivated by delivering enhanced project value
-    Hands on approach with a key focus on critical deliverables
-    Excellent stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to understand all functional drivers and effectively communicate with Executive level stakeholders
-    Proactive and high energy personality
-    Assertive of nature – able to challenge internal stakeholders
-    Ability to operate in a ‘lean’ client model understanding the practical way forward to reach results
-    Experience with projects in a port environment and/or supply chain related industrial environment


Why should you work for ABP?
•    Have the chance to make a difference in a business critical to UK trade.
•    Work within an exciting, innovative, growing business.
•    You can thrive in an inclusive environment where every individual can be themselves and feel respected
•    Receive competitive salary and benefits package
•    Get support for training, personal development and further education
•    Benefit from support and engagement through dedicated management and leadership


We offer a competitive salary, contributory pension from day one (Starting at 3% employee contribution with 5% company match), private healthcare and dental, access to our Employee Assistance Program, 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays – plus the option to purchase additional days), wide range of discounts and cash back with high street and online retailers. We offer an inclusive work environment with an in-house training academy which offers ongoing opportunities to develop your skills.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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