Project Manager - Rail

  • Category
    Construction and Property - Rail
  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
  • External Reference
    JN-112021-220532
  • OrganizationType
    IT

Company Description
We're passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realise their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager, to join our expanding Infrastructure business in Leeds, supporting our clients across a range on prestigious infrastructure projects, with a specific focus on projects in the Rail sector.

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

To play a role in Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often with respect to large or complex projects.

To support day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.

SCOPE

Senior Project Managers handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc. Typically, projects fall within the £10m to £25m range. However, where the service provided is advisory in nature, for example advising on urban re-generation funding, the overall project size may be much larger.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project management, to include:

Advising at a strategic level at the project inception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client's overall objectives
Preparing and maintaining definitions of project requirements
Helping to establish the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
Preparing and maintaining schedules of activity, including producing the master project plan
Managing the development of the project in accordance with approved plans and targets
Developing and implementing resource plans and procurement of resources
Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI's to improve project performance
Involvement with the change control process
Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
Identifying and monitoring project risks and planning and implementing risk mitigations
Preparing formal project progress and other reports
Taking a role in interfacing with the client, other consultants, and managing stakeholders at all project stages
Advising the client regarding Health & Safety and Environmental issues and risks
Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

A Project Manager will in part be judged by the extent to which:

Projects are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently, on time and to budget
Project delivery meets the client's objectives and is in line with the conditions of appointment
Strong relationships are developed with clients and members of the cross-functional team
General line management responsibilities (where appropriate) are effectively discharged
The internal financial status of all projects is effectively monitored
Key information and data is effectively cascaded and appropriately retained
DESIRED EXPERIENCE

Experience of working on major Rail projects
Preferred if experience is in a complex stakeholder environment
Preferred if NEC3: ECC Project Manager accreditation is in place
Preferred if chartered/qualified with ICE, APM, RICS etc
Qualifications
DESIRED EXPERIENCE

Experience of working on major Rail projects
Preferred if experience is in a complex stakeholder environment
Preferred if NEC3: ECC Project Manager accreditation is in place
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