Senior Project Manager

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    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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    £46341 - £54065 per annum

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Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Job Type: Fixed Term

Industry Sector: Transport and Rail

Salary: £46341.00 - £54065.00 Per Annum

Location: Leeds

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to work on fixed term contract basis, based at their offices in Leeds.

Recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to:

Manage the delivery of large and complex projects, or programmes of work to support delivery of the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU), working with senior internal/external stakeholders and partners to ensure delivery against project needs and objectives.

You will be expected to lead a project team or teams and ensure all work and outputs are executed to meet requirements, taking into consideration interdependencies between your work and other programmes of work.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable post qualification experience, in successfully managing large and complex multi-stakeholder projects with the ability to work to tight deadlines and meet operational targets. With knowledge of the rail industry you will also be familiar with timetabling, access planning and franchise variation as well as TWAO and DCO consents processes.

You will be an effective communicator with excellent presentational skills and a proven ability to compile clear and concise technical and non-technical reports for a range of political, professional and lay person audiences. Financial management skills with an emphasis on cost management is key as is the ability to work in partnership with and a range of stakeholders. Proven experience dealing with projects that impact the general public and other multiple stakeholders is essential.

Candidates must be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience and possess a professional qualification in project/programme management.

Skills and experience

Demonstrable post qualification experience of successful management of complex, multi-stakeholder projects using Prince2 methodology (or recognised equivalent).

Proven experience of managing consultants and other contributors to project implementation.

Ability to compile clear and concise technical and non-technical reports for a range of political, professional and lay-person audiences.

Demonstrable experience of leading large and complex projects.

Substantial knowledge of the transport industry with deep specialist knowledge in a service area.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders, partners and senior colleagues.

Subject matter expert in programme and project management.

Experience of leading a team in a senior level role.

Proven financial management skills and commercial acumen.