James Dennis

After joining over 15 years ago, there aren’t many elements of Land & Water that Project Manager James, doesn’t know.

Having started out as a Boat Operator and working his way up, James is now the main point of contact between clients and Land & Water on projects, as well as ensuring the efficient and safe delivery of tasks. He is currently looking after the national dredging framework contract with the Canal & River Trust to safeguard waterways across the different parts of the UK.

James said, “The thing that first drew me to Land & Water was its waterway connection. I joined as a boat Operator and have progressed from there.

“I have been involved in a countless number of projects over the years and what I love is that every day is different. There is a wide variety of civil works, from dredging canals to developing marinas, as well as the opportunity to explore different locations, this keeps my position incredibly interesting.”

While James says there is no ‘typical day’ for him, his responsibilities include working in collaboration with different departments to ensure projects are managed safely, efficiently and to the highest of standards. He also leads by example and encourages the whole project team to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their colleagues.

Similarly to all Project Manager roles, there is an aspect of administration including involvement with estimating and tendering, designing permanent and temporary works and settling final accounts. However whether it’s working for a World Heritage Site or local river association, there can be so much pride in knowing you are safeguarding the UK’s diverse water network.

If James’ role sounds interesting to you, we are currently recruiting for Project Managers, as well as Site Managers, Environmental Scientists and Quantity Surveyors.

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