Senior Project Manager in Bristol, south west, United Kingdom

Senior Project Manager (Rail Design)

Fresh challenge, new opportunity

Due to increased workload we are seeking to recruit a Senior Project Manager. The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the management of quality, programme, cost and project contribution on numerous projects.

Being an experienced Senior Project Manager, you’ll have the chance to focus on the parts of your role you most enjoy. Whether it’s further training to broaden your skills, working more closely with your clients to build relationships, or having the opportunity to develop leadership capabilities, our environment is one of collaboration and support where the direction of your career is led by you.

In a typical week you will:

  • Manage projects in compliance with Project Control System
  • Set up programmes for project, update regularly and ensure that activity managers have sufficient capable resources to meet deadlines
  • 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
  • Forecast and monitor the financial performance of the projects, giving regular (minimum monthly) reports, comparing actual and forecast performance to plan expectations and explaining variations
  • Maintain detailed project records for monitoring performance of projects
  • Conduct weekly reviews with Activity managers and the project teams as appropriate
  • Act decisively to rectify any adverse circumstances that threaten the achievement of the financial plan
  • Act decisively to rectify any adverse circumstances that threaten the delivery of the quality and programme agreed with the client
  • Maximise operating efficiency, so that the programme is delivered in compliance with the Project Control System to agreed standards and targets. Implement quality improvements when opportunities arise.
  • Maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders and employees on the progress of projects. Issue regular progress reports
  • Deliver revenue within agree budgets. Forecast and monitor the financial performance and explain variations in performance
  • Identify budgetary and programme issues that need to be addressed with the client to ensure their satisfaction and agreed KPIs are met
  • Manage, develop, coach and motivate employees in the project team
  • Ensure compliance with HSE and other appropriate regulations
  • Maintain and develop key clients contacts to maximise future business opportunities

We want to hear from you if:

  • Achieved Meng, BEng or equivalent CEng
  • Membership of a professional body
  • Computer literate and thoroughly conversant in the use of PM management software, MS Project, Primavera, etc.
  • Knowledge of progression Financial Management System is an advantage
  • Experience in the management of design projects for consultants
  • Good financial and commercial awareness
  • Previous engineering experience is desirable
  • Environmental awareness for managers
  • IOSH managing safely
  • Manual handling
  • Site management safety

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