Project Manager

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    City Of Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    £400 - £450 per day

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    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Project Manager to join their Control Systems team in Birmingham or Manchester. The role will lead the delivery of a specified portfolio of railway control systems projects. This will involve the management of all project Application Engineering, Installation and Testing and Commissioning activities and delivery of all systems designed to meet the needs of the contract on time and within budget.

Role responsibilities:

Interface with the Sales and Marketing Team and, as required. This shall include the development of project specific execution strategies designed to meet the Client's needs and business objectives

Interface with functional line management to define and mobilise the necessary resources required for the execution of the project, thereafter leading and coordinating the activities of the project team

Preparation and maintenance throughout the project of a comprehensive Project Management Plan, as a live document. This will detail the project implementation procedures in line with the Company Management System and the 'as sold' Project Execution strategy

Leading the implementation of effective Safety and Environmental management of the project ensuring that each of the project delivery functions has systems in place to cover their safety responsibilities. The PM shall ensure that regular audits are undertaken to ensure that the systems are in use and are effective

Monitor progress against the project programme, and budget identifying and mitigating adverse trends through effective corrective management action

Monitor and report project progress and status throughout the project lifecycle ensuring timely and accurate reports are prepared as required in accordance with the Project Reporting and Review Process.

Candidates must have:

  • Experience of managing capital investment projects involving a high degree of Client interface
  • Experience of delivery of Rail Control Systems or Signalling projects or multi-disciplinary Rail projects through the full project life cycle
  • Preparation of Proposals, Tenders and contract negotiations through to Award
  • Management of multidisciplinary project teams (essential)
  • Development and implementation of innovative project execution strategies
  • Management of Project Control function covering Planning, Estimating, Financial Control and commercial management disciplines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - ability to deliver key messages efficiently and effectively, tailoring the approach to the audience as appropriate, in order to promote action (essential)
  • Proven ability to lead and drive a multi-disciplinary project team, ensuring delivery of all contractual outputs to cost and to plan
  • Project Management skills
  • Commercial awareness and aptitude - able to contribute to commercial and contractual issues, drawing upon past experience with railway / engineering contracts (essential)
  • Exposure to a highly regulated engineering industry, of which some time should have been in a project role
  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, possibly supported by a second degree in a management discipline
  • APM accredited or equivalent