Project Manager

LocationAgile Working Policy, divided between our office in Mann Island, Liverpool, and working from home.
Salary£57,575 - £61,730
Closing Date3 June 2024

Employer Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

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Do you possess excellent project management skills? Are you passionate about delivering effective solutions within an ever-developing waste management landscape?  Do you want to make a difference for the environment as part of our friendly and innovative team?

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is about to embark on a 5 year project to develop and implement our Procurement Plan for a significant waste service.

To support this pivotal development, we are seeking a Project Manager to manage complex workstreams relating to the waste services project, whilst supporting our wider organisational, financial, strategic, procurement and supplier arrangements.

The postholder will work closely with relevant in-house expert officers/teams and external specialist support.

Key areas of work will include reviewing and maintaining workstreams in support of the procurement programme, alongside other associated workstreams, as well as monitoring and reporting on delivery, budget and risk. We are therefore looking for someone with significant project management, organisation and communication skills to join our team.

 About You

  • You will have an excellent track record of working in waste management and managing projects within a complex environment using recognised industry standard project management methods , and delivering these projects to time, quality and cost.
  • You will possess exceptional people skills, with the ability to demonstrate initiative and prioritise effectively.
  • You will possess the ability to lead, negotiate and make decisions to take forward the programme of projects with stakeholders, whilst being customer focused.
  • You will need to be able to maintain project documentation, have strong communication skills and be able to engage with stakeholders at all levels in a proactive, politically sensitive manner.


Essential skills

  • Experience of working in a complex projects/programmes environment and delivery of outputs/outcomes to time, budget, quality, scope.
  • Experience in procurement of major contracts within the waste sector
  • Excellent supplier relationship, contract, and commercial management awareness.
  • Stakeholder engagement at all levels.
  • Strong self-starter and exceptional organisational skills


 About Us

We are Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is a strategic waste and resource management authority, leading on the recycling and management of municipal waste across the Liverpool City Region.

We serve more than 1.5 million people living in the Liverpool City Region.

Working with our partner authorities, we aim to deliver waste solutions that are as efficient, effective and environmentally sustainable as possible. We want to reduce the environmental impacts of waste, including the emission of greenhouse gases. We want to increase reuse and repair and improve recycling and composting rates and to deliver new infrastructure solutions that will be cost-effective and support continuous improvement.

 Benefits of working at Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority include:

  • Agile Working Policy, divided between our office in Mann Island, Liverpool, and working from home.
  • Contribution to Local Government Pension Scheme via Merseyside Pension Fund.
  • Access to a range of exclusive discounts and benefits via Wellbeing Solutions
  • 27 holidays, plus 8 Bank Holidays per annum.

 If you are interested in finding out more and applying for this role, please read the Job Description and Person Specification and visit www.merseysidewda.gov.uk to download an application form or email enquiries@merseysidewda.gov.uk.

 Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd June 2024.


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