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  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £400 - £465 per day

  • Contact:

    Scarlet Wilson

  • Contact email:

    Scarlet.Wilson@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    186381SMW_1616074278

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months+

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-17

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Our client are a leading design and consultancy firm that specialise in projects within the highways and infrastructure sector.

At present they require the services of a Project Manager to join their HS2 Phase 1 project.

Duties are to include:

  • Oversee an agreed scope of work and/or the operational workload of a team or contractors; ensuring allocated work is completed/resources are fully utilised in order to deliver against an agreed programme of work
  • Work within established financial systems to independently produce plans and schedules and track and manage budgets, highlighting variances in order to manage and control project delivery targets
  • Deliver a number of small to medium scale projects or programmes of work, ensuring appropriate use of resources and budgets to deliver the required scope of work within set deadlines
  • Present any project risks or issues to senior managers to ensure the project is not adversely impacted, and ensure the delivery of projects to compliant standards
  • Provide advice to colleagues surrounding behaviours, to ensure adherence to internal and external compliance processes
  • Analyse and review a range of data to identify key existing and emerging themes and trends. Use own and others' analysis to provide recommendations that support project decision-making
  • Use own knowledge and experience of industry best practice to review and analyse project processes and policies, providing insightful recommendations that support senior management to improve processes and systems
  • Interact effectively and proactively across the organisation, seeking to develop ways to support collaboration and ensure projects/programmes can be delivered to meet internal customer expectations
  • Advise senior management on issues relating to own project, providing subject matter advice in order to support successful delivery in line with project objectives and strategies
  • Liaise and collaborate with clients and stakeholders, in order to ensure all parties are informed and aware of project progress and expectations
  • Accountable for delivery of a project or low number of projects with reasonable complexity up to £30m in value - to budget, quality and time metrics
  • Responsible for setting project delivery approach and plan in consultation with key stakeholders
  • Responsible for establishing project delivery plans and appropriate control mechanisms to assure delivery
  • Responsible for performance management of project team / resource

Candidate specification:

  • Experience within the civil engineering/highways/infrastructure sector
  • Relevant experience including management of small to medium sized project (AKA 'core' sized projects)
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • 'Expert' level expertise in project management
  • Knowledge of own area managed and an understanding of wider programme and business
  • Experience in managing business relationships at senior-management level
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification or chartered status

For more information on this role, please contact Scarlet Wilson on 01617071516.