Assistant Project Manager – Wales (Tips)

The Coal Authority
28th July 2022
18th August 2022
Job Type
Salary (£)
£25,901 to £28,779
Contact Telephone Number
01623 637000


Working with us:

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – however the work is primarily based in South Wales and you will be required to be based locally.

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. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

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 people and the environment 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.

About the role:

You’ll be

  • carrying out a key role in the inspection and management of disused colliery tip sites
  • compiling reports and specifying remedial and maintenance works
  • supervising contractors and consultants and liaising with statutory bodies and stakeholders to ensure the safety of disused colliery tips in Wales
  • supporting Regional Project Managers in delivering projects throughout the South Wales region whilst maintaining the flexibility to work across the UK coalfield
  • developing your knowledge and skills through work based training and development to become an expert in your field


This role is fixed term for 12 months

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – however the work is primarily based in South Wales and you will be required to be based locally.

For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.

About you:

You’ll have:

  • A minimum HND / HNC in Civil Engineering, a full degree qualification in civil engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering or mining engineering is highly desirable
  • Good knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles
  • Good knowledge of ground investigation works
  • Working knowledge of slope stability issues and calculations
  • A working knowledge of the management of disused tips and contaminated land
  • A working knowledge of AutoCad or similar software
  • Good knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues
  • Contractor and stakeholder management skills
  • A commitment to continued professional development and learning


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.   We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at   or by phone on 0345 762 6848.


Other essential information



Application closing date: Thursday 18th August 2022

This role is fixed term for 12 months

We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – however the work is primarily based in South Wales and you will be required to be based locally.

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.



Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.


Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.

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