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Principal Project Manager in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world’s biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions.

From complexity comes simplicity. From better thinking, better solutions.

Think big, create better

Are you a Principal level Project Manager passionate about using your skills to make an impact? Are you a big thinker who loves to find better solutions to difficult problems? Do you want to work on high profile projects in the rail industry such as TRU, Wales and Borders, and CrossRail?

The railway sector has always been one of our core sectors and because of our success in building and maintaining the railway, Amey Consulting has become an industry leader in Rail Design consultancy services. With a growing team of 550+ staff, working across our 12 Rail design offices throughout the UK we are continuing to add to our already extensive and impressive list of project awards.

The role

To manage a portion of works within the highly prestigious Wales and Borders project. The role will have full responsibility to deliver or exceed the Company's agreed financial expectation for the projects portfolio in terms of value, margin and cash. Also, to be the leader of a team to ensure delivery across all aspects of work.

In a typical week you will:

  • Work with Project Director and Technical Directors to develop annual business objectives, plans and budgets for business area
  • Working closely with Transport for Wales and the Wales and Borders rail design project
  • Maximise operating efficiency, so that projects portfolio is delivered in compliance with the Project Control System to agreed standards and targets Implement quality improvements when opportunities arise Deliver revenue within agreed budgets
  • Act decisively to rectify any adverse circumstances that threaten the delivery of the quality and programme agreed with the client
  • Define and manager programme of projects, update regularly and ensure that activity managers have sufficient capable resources to meet deadlines
  • Maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders and employees on the progress of projects.
  • Forecast and monitor the financial performance of the projects portfolio, providing regular (minimum monthly) detailed reports, comparing actual and forecast performance to plan expectations and explaining variations
  • Ensure compliance with Health, Safety, Environmental and Assurance regulations. - Ensure that all team members operate according to Amey principles and have a clear understanding of systems and processes
  • Manage, develop, coach and motivate employees in the project team and recruit staff within the agreed project budget
  • Maintain and develop key client contacts to maximise future business opportunities

What are we looking for?

  • First degree or higher level qualification in suitable Engineering discipline
  • Rail Experience highly preferred
  • Membership of recognised engineering / project management institution
  • Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with MS Office suite and experienced in the use of project management software – MS Project, Primevera Knowledge of financial and contract management control systems
  • Extensive experience on engineering projects with significant experience in the senior management of multidisciplinary teams
  • Previous experience in related industry sectors is essential
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and meet targets Supports and contributes to continuous improvement
  • Effective leader able to take and be accountable for decisions
  • Has a clear understanding of contract and related market dynamics

In return:

Our rewards make us better people here at Amey Consulting. If you’re happy, you’ll think better. It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers

What else is better about working for Amey?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have impact, making a genuine difference to people’s lives. It’s what makes a career with us unlike any other.

We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be you, because your individuality is an asset. You’ll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.

You’ll work in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You’ll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You’ll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.

We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask better questions to arrive at better answers because we learn from each other’s perspectives. And this means better outcomes for our clients our communities and ourselves.

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