Assistant Project Manager in Cardiff, Wales, South Wales, United Kingdom

About Amey

We’re all originals here and our individuality is an asset. We have unique backgrounds and personalities, which means we all bring different ideas to the table. But we do have one thing in common: we all take personal pride in our public service. With every drop of water and spark of electricity we supply, with every bolt we tighten and with every guiding golden nugget of advice, we better manage the services that we all use and rely on every day, ensuring every household in Britain benefits from our work.

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 16,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK’s defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You’re surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There’ll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You’ll be stretched but always supported. Whether it’s working on the biggest bridge in the country, learning to get to grips with the latest technology, or just working with a great group of people every day, you’ll find what gets you out of bed in the morning at Amey.


What is the purpose of this role?

  • Support the Principle Project Manager and Project Manager with the Management of the Principal contractor Canton Depot design and build contract. Carry out the co-ordination of all works package activities & disciplines to deliver a cohesive plan.
  • The APM will support in the PM in the contract administration for this package; programme integration, analysis and updates, IDP's, Amey Consulting Design and the PMO; Stakeholder management with other support areas including IO and IM and external interfaces such as Network Rail; Co-ordination of readiness reviews ahead of disruptive access works as necessary and periodic reporting as outlined in PEP documentation.

What will this role involve?

  • Assist in the delivery of the works package as agreed by the Principle Package Manager, ensuring that the work is carried out in a safe and effective manner within budget, specification and to plan.
  • Manage weekly meetings ensuring that progress to date and forecasts are being carried out to meet reporting requirements.
  • Interface with IDP ensuring materials process to ensure timely delivery of materials.
  • Assist the Principle Project Manager in ensuring health and safety matters are properly controlled to the relevant standards and that policy is both clearly communicated and implemented.
  • Assist the Principle Project Manager in ensuring all relevant and applicable company procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote and support improvements in Safety, Health and Environmental management in line with the objectives set by Amey and the client.
  • Ensure that systems are in place to ensure all work activities have the required approvals and all contract, technical and administrative instructions are implemented prior to commencement of the works.
  • Contribute to and monitor the Contract Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including financial, commercial, safety and people related issues, as agreed with the Project Manager and wider team.
  • Proactively seek improvements in efficiency of operation to support the Amey & TfW targets through continuous business improvement.
  • Promote and develop a collaborative culture.
  • Report the progress and performance against the contract, in collaboration with the Project Manager at weekly and monthly business reviews.

The Scope of the works at Canton Depot include:

  • Upgrading existing operational maintenance shed including Bogie Drop installation
  • Demolition of existing stores and replacement with a combined 1000m2 store/warehouse
  • Demo and refurb of existing stores in to 2 level office
  • Demo and realignment of P-Way
  • Electrification of 10no roads
  • Construction of 100m x 12.5m train maintenance shed with lifting jacks, retractable OLE and overhead crane
  • Concrete hardstanding and other associated civils

What are we looking for?

  • Must be able to drive, with a full current and valid driving licence
  • Min Batchelor’s Degree in Engineering/Construction Management (or a similar approved qualification)
  • Computer literacy – Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, Projectwise (other document management systems)
  • Understanding of Railway Planning systems and rail experience is desirable but not a barrier to a great candidate
  • Understanding/experience in building/shed construction
  • Basic project management experience in multi-disciplinary project environment
  • A motivated individual who can handle a demanding role
  • A hands-on approach, ideally with site experience
  • Satisfy requirements of PTS medical
  • Health & Safety Training (IOSH), SMSTS or similar
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment techniques
  • Environmental Awareness Tool Box Talk
  • IOSH working safely is desirable
  • Project management qualifications are desirable (e.g. Prince2, AMP)
  • Understanding/Experience of NEC3 Form of Contract is desirable

What makes this role unique?

Our Rail team has grown over the past few years to be one of the largest and most diverse rail organisations in the UK. From our base in Treforest and Taffs Well, we are moving into the infrastructure construction stage of the multi-million pound CVL Transformation Project. To help deliver this project, we are looking to recruit management and operational staff in, OHLE and power, signalling and telecoms, P-Way and civil engineering disciplines.

By taking a role at Amey, you’ll be responsible for delivering innovative engineering design and operational delivery solutions to our Client, Transport for Wales.
You’ll have the chance to focus on the parts of your role your most enjoy. Whether it’s further training to broaden your skills, working closely with 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.

You’ll have the chance to meet like-minded people, empowering you to grow your own network and learn from others, along with the flexibility to work in a way that suits you.

We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask the right questions to smarter solutions because we learn from each other’s perspectives.
We’re proud of what we do, because at Amey we all have the freedom to perform.

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