Assistant Project Manager - Metal Mines

About You
Do you want to be part of a growing programme to prevent and reverse environmental impacts from historic mining operations?
Can you help us deliver exciting new water treatment projects, taking them from concept through to construction completion?
Do you want the opportunity to progress in a friendly motivated team delivering exciting projects that protect the water environment across the UK?
If so, read on….
We’re looking for someone who has:

  • The ability to engage and communicate effectively with project and non-project people at every level
  • An understanding of Project Management principles, tools & techniques
  • Analytical and reporting skills
  • A methodical and organised approach to work

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with some or all of the following:
  • Experience of working in the water and waste water treatment or environmental sectors
  • Experience of working on the development or construction of projects
  • An understanding or experience of identifying and developing solutions, for problems

About The Role
At the Coal Authority the Environment Department is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 75 existing mine water treatment schemes.  There are three main delivery programmes covering sites spread across the former coal and metal mining areas in England, Wales and Scotland
These are key positions within the Environment Department Projects Team, assisting and leading on the project management of often complex, strategically important projects, which assess, develop and implement intervention strategies (including mine water treatment schemes) to address issues resultant from legacy mining activities.
Projects generally include a variety of remedial interventions, not least surface water and spoil heap management and both passive and active mine water treatment schemes and we actively consider and trial novel and emerging technologies, encountering a wide range of environmental sensitivities and constraints at all sites, with most of the sites having some designated areas / features either close to or on-site  and most typically located in rural areas and sitting within or close to protected areas.
  • Assist the Project Managers to: manage and lead the project delivery teams as assigned.To commission and project manage scoping, feasibility investigations to deliver a performance specification for a design and build contract to enable schemes to be implemented to prevent and reduce mine water pollution.
  • Take the lead on managing low – medium risk projects such as refurbishments, efficiency schemes as required.
  • To apply best practice Project Management principles, tools and techniques (taken as read), including: Lifecycle Management, Managing Issues, Risks, Change, Budgets, Stakeholders, Stage Reviews, Task and Resource Planning and Management, Reporting at all levels, Problem Solving, Learning lessons, ensuring Business Case Benefits Realisation etc.
  • Update and contribute to production of regular and ad hoc management status reports.

We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.
Role location: Hybrid working (on average 2 days working out of our Mansfield office)

Application closing date: 20th May 2024
Sifting date: 21st May 2024
Interviews: w/c  27th May 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 03/05/2024
  • Rate: £27,314 - £30,349
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0292
  • Posted: 2024-05-03 16:01:17 -

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