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Assistant Project Managers - Rail Design in Milton Keynes, South East, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Assistant Project Manager / Project Manager


Key Focus of the Role

The assistant project Manager is responsible for providing support across the programme. These areas will include, but are not limited to:

• To supporting the Programme Managers and wider team in delivery of the programme

• To provide reporting and information as required on progress and programme deliverables.

• To manage specific areas of activity as delegated by the Programme Managers

Responsibilities of the Role As Assistant Project Manager you will have the following responsibilities:

• Co-ordination of the different elements of the project to time, cost and budget and within the agreed governance

• Identification of associated risks and issues arising from the programme

• Development and lead on effective change and realisation of the project benefits

• Manage budget and deliverables and where required monitor and prepare reports

• Updating and reporting on progress and deliverables

• Identification of resource and gaps in the programme

• Manage suppliers and their project teams, where appropriate, ensuring that any my client's obligations are delivered

• Communicate with statutory, legal and local authorities, residents’ associations, contractors, to maintain and promote a positive corporate image

• Establish and maintain appropriate, professional and pro-active working relationship with supplier’s project management team

• Take responsibility of your own and others’ health and safety by adopting and working to the Health and Safety principles.

• Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.

• Act as a role model for my client's vision and values, behaving in ways that are aligned with my client's Ways of Working, as well as encouraging and supporting others to do so too.

• Promote diversity in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

You should apply if you are:

• Demonstrably fair, open and honest, with a strong moral compass

• Unswerving in your attempts to seek the best value to the public purse

• A self-starter who excels in a fast-paced and changing environment

• A persuasive programme manager, able to take stakeholders on a journey to help achieve their aims

• Comfortable in a politically influenced environment where strategic change may frequently lead to a new approach and a sudden reworking of previous efforts.

• Intrinsically flexible and relaxed in a role which grows and changes as the project develops, doing whatever is necessary to deliver the desired outcomes

• Motivated by helpfully challenging your peers, and being challenged by peers, to achieve better outcomes

• A problem solver who is excited by resolving issues at pace

• Well versed in, and at ease with, all the basics of project management – including the control of cost, schedule and risk

• Proficient in using your analytical skills to develop and deploy incisive mitigations

• A passionate supporter of innovation and improvement, who is always searching for better ways to deliver

• Captivated by the opportunity to lead disruptive change to the UK infrastructure sector

• Motivated to develop and grow professionally as a project leader and/or specialist

• A strong enthusiast of a paradigm shift in working practices and project reporting, using technology to empower honesty and accuracy and drive successful delivery and productivity change

• Driven to lead a step change in how documentation is used, and how bureaucracy can be drastically cut to aid delivery certainty.

You should apply if you have:

Skills:

• Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (essential)

• Confident, succinct and inspiring communication (essential)

• Adept at balancing competing needs and pressures to achieve strategic aims (essential)

• At ease with, and having an appetite for, technological change (desirable)

• Degree qualified in an appropriate business discipline or an experiential equivalent (desirable)

• Chartered membership of a relevant professional body (desirable)

Knowledge:

• A deep understanding of project management, risk and change management and control

• Good knowledge of programme and project management tools, i.e PRINCE 2 (essential)

• A good understanding of continuous improvement methodologies and ideas (highly desirable)

• Knowledge of all project management activities and procurement (highly desirable)

Experience:

• Broad experience of working as programme management for a complex, safety focused and regulated organisation with multiple complex interfaces, and delivering to time budget and quality (essential)

• Significant experience of demonstrable personal responsibility for managing projects of between £5m-£100m value (desirable)

• Experience leading and/or participating in continuous improvement/innovation deployment in an engineering/construction environment (essential)

• Sufficient seniority and credibility to be able to advise other members of the team on wider projects in relation to the programme.

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