Project Manager

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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    Rail Technical Team

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    over 1 year ago

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Project Manager - Opportunity

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Project Manager to work on a permanent basis, based in Birmingham. Offering excellent salary and package.

What is the purpose of this role?
To manage a portfolio of multidisciplinary or single discipline projects; and to deliver or exceed the Company's agreed financial expectation for the projects portfolio in terms of value, margin and cash.

What will this role involve?
Maximise operating efficiency, so that projects portfolio is delivered in compliance with the Project Control System to agreed standards and targets
Implement quality improvements when opportunities arise
Deliver revenue within agreed budgets
Act decisively to rectify any adverse circumstances that threaten the delivery of the quality and programme agreed with the client
Define and manage programme of projects, update regularly and ensure that activity managers have sufficient capable resources to meet deadlines
Maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders and employees on the progress of projects
Forecast and monitor the financial performance of the projects portfolio, providing regular (minimum monthly) detailed reports, comparing actual and forecast performance to plan expectations and explaining variations
Ensure robust WIP conversion through prompt invoicing
Ensure compliance with Health, Safety, Environmental and Assurance regulations
Carry out line management duties, as required
Conduct weekly reviews with Activity Managers and/or project teams
With support of commercial team, ensure that contracts are in place before work commences including sub contracts and purchase orders for suppliers and sub consultants
Approve expenditure within limits of delegated authority
Manage, develop, coach and motivate employees in the project team
Maintain and develop key client contacts to maximise future business opportunities
Support the development of new business by involvement on key client management process, tendering and winning work

What are we looking for?
Degree or equivalent qualification in suitable engineering discipline
Membership of recognised engineering / project management institution
Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with
MS Office suite and experienced in the use of project management software - MS Project, Primevera Knowledge of financial and contract management control systems
Able to implement and support a customer-centric approach
Able to manage, develop and motivate a team
Demonstrable experience including previous experience in a related industry sector with some experience in the management of design projects
Demonstrates ability to implement and meet targets
Supports and contributes to continuous improvement
Demonstrates developed communication and influencing skills IOSH managing safely Environmental awareness Tool Box talk IOSH managing safely Environmental awareness for managers Personal highways safety Medicals - other Site management safety