Senior Project Manager - Rail - Perm or Contract in Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Award winning international engineering consultancy seeks to secure the services of a proven project management professional, with experience of delivering rail projects circa £100 million in value, to join them on either a permanent or contract basis.


This is an urgent hire for this leading brand which will see you take the lead as a Senior Project Manager / Programme Manager on a £150million multi-disciplined rail project based in the South West.
In return you will join a rapidly expanding, award winning international business who view their staff as the heartbeat of their company and the key to their successful growth across the world.


Responsibilities:

  • Plan and safely deliver a complex programme, circa £150million budget, throughout the complete project lifecycle using Network Rail's GRIP and PACE delivery methodologies
  • Responsible for compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and championing the Health and Safety culture, resolving arising issues or escalating as appropriate and ensuring safe delivery in line with the corporate safety vision. Undertake safety tours for all on site works.
  • Responsible for providing a clear vision and team direction by leading a high-performing team through the effective management, development and empowerment of staff.
  • Responsible for providing effective performance and development management responsibilities for any direct reports, with regards to appraisals and performance management, (such that poor performance is clearly identified and addressed and good performance is recognised and rewarded).
  • Accountable for complex internal and external stakeholder engagement/management. Agree project requirements with the Project Sponsor to ensure that business objectives are met.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of project governance, reporting and control structures, with issues, risks and decisions escalated through the agreed Governance arrangements as appropriate. Ensure sufficient financial authority is secured prior to commencing projects.
  • Prepare and manage a project management plan, including responsibility matrix, detailed programme and cost/resource plans.
  • Lead on all financial reporting, including periodic senior management board meetings
  • Propose and agree contract strategy with key internal stakeholders. Produce Invitation to Tender documentation and manage procurement events to secure all necessary contracts for successful portfolio delivery.
  • Lead on post contract management, including management of early warnings, contract change and change control.
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative, professional and pro-active working relationship with delivery contractors/partners' project management and site teams to ensure safe and successful delivery of project requirements
  • Identify and manage any interfaces and dependencies between the assigned project and other ongoing network activities/projects.


To be considered for the role of Senior Project Manager / Programme Manager candidates must have the following:

  • Rail experience is essential ideally with in a client environment.
  • Experience of delivering project circa £50million - £100million in value
  • Relevant experience in project management and delivering complex rail projects
  • Knowledge of Network Rail's GRIP and PACE frameworks
  • Procurement and post contract management experience (NR suite of contracts/NEC3)
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.
  • General knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations
  • Team leader capable of motivating the team.
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • Accident Investigation experience
  • Client account management and tendering experience
  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body
  • A degree or equivalent
  • Right to work in the UK


Reward & Recognition

  • Salary up to £75,000 basic
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Bonus
  • Life Assurance & additional benefits
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Travel Loan
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare - Aviva
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Training and development
  • Electric Car scheme


To apply is easy, contact Oli for more information or just simply apply online.

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