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Project Manager in Swindon, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Purpose of the Role

To a lead in business support services as well as leading the safe delivery of projects to achieve the required cost, time and quality objectives within corporate guidelines. To develop appropriate delivery and supply strategies and plans for specific projects, ensuring that principals are maintained throughout.


To undertake the day to day management of processes and project works in terms of development and delivery, safety, quality, environment, engineering/ design compliance, commissioning, functionality and programme. This will involve the management of Contractors and implementing processes to control the delivery of the works.

Key Success Measures

  • Safety Support the implementation of the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

  • Profitability Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.

  • Quality Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.

  • Respect Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

  • Deliver the project(s) safely to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and other specific legislation including construction design management (CDM) Regulations. Accountable for the delivery of a number of critical business support services to ensure Design, Survey, Development and Construction are able to continue to meet objectives.

  • Apply the principles of sound Project Management taking overall accountability for Cost, Quality and Timeliness of key outputs.

  • Take accountability for the formation of target cost estimates for the programme of work.

  • Lead, motivate and manage teams to guarantee technical compliance and quality of delivered works.

  • Provide a professional, first class, consistent and effective project management service to the clients, including project monitoring and reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines.

  • Participate in the development of supply strategies and framework contracts.

  • Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of the delivery plans.

  • Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to enable the Sponsor to obtain authorisation for portfolios/projects.

  • Provide a safe working environment in the execution of work directly under the post holder's responsibility, including development of project safety plans and other associated documentation.

  • Act as CDM Planning Supervisor as directed.

  • Identify training needs in safety, technical and management areas for the personnel reporting to the post holder and contribute to their personal development.

  • Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

  • Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements

  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Relevant successful experience in project management Demonstrable successful construction or project management experience.
  • Relevant experience for the control and application of business processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of safety regulations (particularly CDM)
  • Team leader capable of motivating the team
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • Accident Investigation experience
  • Understanding of the CDM Regulations and health & safety legislation, regulations and industry practices.
  • Demonstrable successful construction or project management experience.
  • Relevant experience for the specialist area of construction or project management being undertaken.
  • Understanding of the CDM Regulations and health & safety legislation, regulations and industry practices.
  • Demonstrable experience of the implementation of health, safety, environmental and quality management processes.
  • Contract and commercial awareness.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively in the office or site environment.

Desirable

  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body
  • A degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

Behavioral Skills

  • Energy 'Get up and go' attitude of a leader
  • Energise Lead, manage and inspire my team
  • Edge Maximise my personal edge
  • Execute Make things happen
  • Engage Stay close to the client

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