Project Manager in Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Location: Chippenham

Duration: 6 Months plus

Pay Rate: £400-450 per day Outside IR35

My client is looking for a Project Manager to join their team based in the Chippenham area. The ideal Project Manager will come on board and assume management of Work Packages for the Freight ETCS Onboard fitment project within the ETCS Onboard portfolio of Rail Infrastructure New Technology.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Safe delivery of the Work Packages, to the contract, meeting the specific project objectives within agreed timescales and budget delivering the maximum margin, whilst ensuring that the Business Management System is applied
  • Be recognised as a Safety Leader for the Project
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the RI Team, the Client and wider Stakeholders.
  • Ensure progress is maintained whilst risks and issues are effectively managed through supportive and collaborative working.
  • Interface with resource managers to ensure Work Packages are defined and supported.
  • Ensuring that the necessary inputs and outputs between us and the Client are understood, detailed and delivered in accordance with the baseline programme.
  • Monitor progress against specific project programme and budget, identifying and mitigating diverse trends through effective corrective management action.
  • Monitor progress and status of the Work Packages throughout project lifecycles ensuring timely and accurate reports are prepared as required by us and the Client. This shall include:
    • Project Planning and Earned Value based progress analysis and reporting.
    • Work Package Status against the Project Programme
    • Risk analysis and Management
    • Proactive Issue Management
    • Detailed Financial analysis and control.
    • KPIs specific to each Work Package
  • Ensure the implementation of the Change Management Process and the approval of any changes to scope, baselined programmes and budgets is being maintained.

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Degree/HND qualified with extensive project management experience and have business management experience (essential)

Previous experience of:

  • Management of high value and technically challenging capital investment projects involving a high degree of Stakeholder interface (essential), within the Rail industry (preferably)
  • Delivery of project or portfolios through the full project life cycle (essential)
  • Management and integration of multidisciplinary project teams (essential)
  • Development and implementation of innovative project execution strategies (essential)
  • Management of Project Control function covering Planning, Estimating, Financial Control and commercial management disciplines (essential)
  • Management of company compliance with local Health and Safety statutory obligations (essential)

Ability to:

  • Maintain margin in a competitive customer environment (essential)
  • Collaborate with, support and inspire team members (essential)
  • Anticipate problems and to take mitigating actions in advance of the problem being realised (essential)
  • Manage within an environment of constant change (essential)
  • Influence and lead other functions not necessary with their direct management line (essential)
  • Retain a calm and pragmatic stance in challenging situations (essential)
  • Financial Control: Experience of managing expenditure and control of budgets within a project environment.
  • Commercial management: Experience of managing project delivery compliance with Contractual terms and conditions and have strong commercial awareness.

If you feel like this is the right role for you than please apply now with an your most up to date CV, we look forward to hearing from you.

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