Project Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Location: Birmingham/West Midlands

Salary: Competitive

Join our award-winning SME Consultancy: Project Manager required

Background to our team

Welcome to Railway Project Services. We are an SME consultancy founded in 2017 by our Managing Director – Joe Whalen. Since then, we have grown to over ten people and have earned awards from the Railway Industry Association, Federation on Small Businesses and Young Railway Professionals. We pride ourselves on being a small and agile organisation flexible to the needs of our Clients.

The work we do broadly comprises three specialisms:

1) Project Management for railway Clients
2) Precontract services including Bid Management and graphics
3) Estimating for post and precontract stages

Our Client base includes Network Rail, West Midlands Trains, Siemens and leading Tier One Contractors such as Morgan Sindall and Graham Group.

Core to our success is our organisation’s behaviours – when we deliver projects we are pro-active, output-focussed and work to remove project blockers for all stakeholders wherever possible.

Project Management requirements

Demand for our Project Management service has been growing throughout 2020 and into 2021 and we are supporting TOCs in the Midlands with an increasing demand on us. Role skills, experience and qualifications are detailed below:

Essential

  • Expertise having delivered projects on-the-ground to GRIP or RIBA processes.
  • Understanding of railway safety requirements including Delivering Work Within Possessions regulations.
  • Experience in managing procurement processes and contracts for suppliers on behalf of our Clients to NEC contracts or similar.

Desirable

  • Railway experience in a Train Operator Company (TOC) or multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Membership (or working towards) the Association of Project Management membership.
  • Degree/HND/HNC level qualified in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.

This role will be based in the West Midlands with the potential for travel in the second half of this year as being a consultancy our Clients may change depending on who in our team has the most appropriate expertise for our customers. The winning candidate will report to Richard Gannon – Director of Projects – and work closely with TOC customers and suppliers.

Key accountabilities

The below list details key accountabilities that the winning candidate will be responsible for:

1. Working within the Client Project Team and accountable for delivery of a range of varied complexity projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Client Governance and applicable company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
2. Supporting the project Client Management in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.
3. Managing multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.
4. Identifying and monitoring project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project.
5. Implementing and updating resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.
6. Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
7. Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency, and continuing relevance.
8. Establishing and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.

Why work with RPS?

We pride ourselves on offering something different to railway Clients in the UK. The same goes for what we offer internally across our teams:

1. Team builds, group challenges and good times (pandemic permitting)
2. The opportunity to shape our SME as we develop, grow and win awards
3. Flexible working
4. Competitive salary package including healthcare and employee perk programme

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