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Project Assistant

  • Job reference: TR-002214
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Leatherhead

Who are we?


We are part of a consortium including Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK – creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.

As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.


We are also Silver Award holders in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.


We are currently looking for a Project Assistant based in our Leatherhead Office. .  

Main purpose of the job:

  • Validation and production of the internal/external invoice data support on a monthly basis.
  • Responsibility for timesheet capture and collation and allocation against task codes including quality checks and costing for timesheet entries.
  • Manage Highways England Finance Schemes Tracker spreadsheet and related documents including month-end change control correspondence.
  • Update and submit scheme and CPS Key Performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Update the client database with latest forecasts, costs, invoices and accruals
  • Assist project managers with the financial input of each portfolio.
  • Input of scheme costs through regularly reviews, adjust forecasts and balance overall portfolio accordingly

·         Assist in the capture and validation of the CPS time charge capture including data input and liaison with our sub-contractors to ensure the correct validation of costs.

·         Live the Connect Plus Services Values

  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business’ Sustainability activities


Key responsibilities / duties:

·         Excellent PC skills specifically in Excel and Word.

·         Organised with a logical approach to work

·         Ability to input data accurately.

  •      Positive attitude.
  • ·    Self motivated
  • ·    A team player with a flexible approach to achieving goals.
  • ·    Ability to plan and organise own time and workloadAssist in defining performance measures to be applied to new CPO function

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