Project Manager - Tenanted Arches in Nationwide, United Kingdom

Project Manager - Tenanted Arches

Location: Nationwide
What is the purpose of this role?

To support the CEFA Operations Team in the efficient and effective provision of programme, resource and cost management to support the delivery of tenanted arch examinations as part of the CEFA project. To undertake People Manager duties, to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of team members.

What will this role involve?
  • Ensure that safety is always the priority, promote safe working practices, ensure full implementation and compliance with Key Processes and Safety Responsibility Statement.
  • Undertake the role of Deputy CRE (Operations) (where required and appropriate).
  • Ensure that the appropriate Safe System of Work (SSOW), Work Package Plan (WPP)/Task Briefing Sheet (TBS) documentation is prepared and in place at all times.
  • Ensure that close calls, near misses and any other incidents are reported without hesitation and investigated comprehensively.
  • Lead the creation, development and enhancement of the baseline programme through the Planning & Robustness process.
  • Ensure that the programming and planning of tenanted arch examinations is done in accordance with project requirements, updating the Regional Manager with progress information as required. Ensure that the resourcing and delivery of the structures examinations is done in accordance with project requirements.
  • Ensure that work is planned to optimise the use of available resources, including safety critical requirements.
  • Work closely with the Planning Team to ensure that all SSOW documentation, track access and safety critical resource requirements are in place to deliver the programme.
  • Work closely with the Engineering Team to produce technically compliant reports and minimise rejections (A technical understanding of structures examination and STE4 competence would be desirable).
  • Ensure that all work is planned to satisfy the requirements of the Contract KPI’s.
  • Undertake a people manager role, ensuring that the Examiners are highly engaged and receive the necessary support and development. Ensure PDR’s are undertaken in a timely manner to include SMART business and career development objectives.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Network Rail, in order that their programme requirements are fully understood and implemented.
  • Maintain regular liaison with all key stakeholders on project progress, conducting regular programme reviews with the delivery team.
  • Advise the Regional Manager on the procurement of suppliers and sub-contractors where required to support and enhance the core team delivery.
  • Determine requirements for non-rail access, plant and equipment necessary to undertake the examinations, then procure with support from the commercial team.
  • Support the implementation of site audits, inspections and trials as appropriate.
  • Manage all exam dependencies, ensuring that any issues are flagged and dealt with or escalated at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that all physical works and enabling requirements are notified to Network Rail in a timely manner and then co-ordinated as appropriate, in line with the programme.
  • Improve and evolve our systems, tools and processes so that we can drive efficiency and bring benefits to Amey and to Network Rail.
  • Support and advise the Regional Manager and the Commercial Manager on workbank change.
What are we looking for?

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Training:

  • Strong inter-personal, communication and organisational skills
  • Be a self-starter, able to take responsibility and work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to identify and share best practice within the business
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of track access planning processes and systems for delivering structural examinations on the rail infrastructure
  • Have project experience in the rail industry, ideally planning operations on-site in a live environment
  • Have proven ability to work in a team environment with a dedicated approach to project deadlines
  • ONC/Btech in Civil Engineering or Building (additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu on an individual basis).
  • PTS
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Have a high level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, and in particular MS Excel

Desirable Skills, Qualifications and Training:

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Knowledge of Network Rail’s assets and how they are managed
  • Relevant experience of working in a railway operating environment
  • Rail safety critical competence (IWA, COSS, ES, SWL1/2)
  • SMSTS / IOSH Managing Safe Work
  • HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or Building
  • STE 4 competent
  • Be working towards, or have obtained a relevant professional qualification such as MAPM, MICE etc
About CEFA

On behalf of Network Rail, our 100-strong team of engineers undertake the assessment ofa wide range of different railway structures across the UK. We manage and deliver the full assessment process, from the initial inspection for assessment on site, undertaking finite element modelling and producing calculations to determine the load capacity of the structure, through to reporting and making future maintenance and strengthening recommendations to our clients. We are focused on innovation and are working with our clienst to improve our delivery, the safety of our teams and the quality of the data we capture on site during our inspections by the use of technology such as 3D laser scanning, 360° cameras and drones. Our assessors use a range of design tools to ensure we deliver consistent results to our clients, including 3D CAD, SuperStress and Finite Element modelling systems such as STAAD Pro.

Why Amey?

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 14,000 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.

Our rewards make us feel valued here at Amey. 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 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Retail Discounts.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Please contact our recruitment team at <email address removed> to discuss any access needs and reasonable adjustments that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

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