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Project Manager (Mobilisation and Change projects)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting Project Managers with experience in mobilisation and Change projects on 6 months FTC. The roles have a UK wide remit so flexibility to travel is essential. You will monitor and coordinate the mobilisation, transition and transformation phases of a mobilisation, demobilisation or change management project, ensuring that all contractual and operational needs are met. You will also support the bid team when tendering for new business and act as the subject matter expert for mobilisation and change management projects. You will have a good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes, including risk management, budget and resource allocation procedures

Service Operations is the part of our business that supports segment development by providing expertise and process standardisation across all segments. Service Operations leverages our global expertise and best practice to bring the best of Sodexo to all of our clients. It includes everything from FM expertise to food development through to bid support, health and safety, and contract design and management.

Role Responsibility

  • Define and implement project and programme plans based on the requirements of the client and Sodexo to deliver against set objectives.
  • Identify the required project resources and be “the conduit” between clients, the client’s SME team, Sodexo SME’s, operations & business development.
  • Plan and design the programme of activity and proactively monitor its overall progress, escalating risks and issues and implementing corrective action as appropriate, ensuring stakeholders and business teams are prepared and ready to accept the deliverables
  • Define and follow the programme’s governance framework to support successful deployment of the project or programme.
  • Manage third-party contributions to the programme
  • Initiate extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise as appropriate
  • Provide regular milestone reporting of programme progress across the governance framework
  • Working with the finance team define, monitor and regularly report the project budget
  • Ensure that a change control and variations procedure is in place, and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescales, risk etc
  • Ensure an effective and orderly handover at the start of the project from the sales team to the mobilisation team
  • Ensure an effective and orderly handover at the end of the project to the operational team


The Ideal Candidate


  • Previous project management experience
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects, including risk management, budget and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Tenacity so as to drive the delivery of outcomes in challenging client / organisational environments
  • Ability to find innovative ways of solving &/or pre-empting problems
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office including MS Project;
  • Driving licence and ability to travel UK wide for business needs


  • Working knowledge of Integrated Facilities Management
  • Experience of inputting to / supporting / leading bid activity
  • Good knowledge of project management disciplines i.e. PRINCE2 / MSP / APMP etc
  • Experience of soft, hard or full IFM

Package Description

Please note as this is an urgent role we will start interviewing before the closing date so if interested please do send your CV in ASAP to avoid disappointment

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or


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