Project Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

About us

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets to provide a truly integrated service to clients. We possess proven experience and deliver successful projects in a wide range of industries, including commercial, industrial, education, rail infrastructure and depots, airports, waste and energy.

Our teams of skilled and dedicated staff work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and objectives to deliver quality projects that are innovative, sustainable and exceed expectations.

Of upmost importance on all our sites and projects is the safety of our 850+ employees, our subcontractors and the communities in which we work.

VolkerFitzpatrick is part of VolkerWessels UK, a multi-disciplinary construction and civil engineering group operating across the UK in six operating companies.

The role

  • Deliver successful projects, in particular the Gosforth Depot. The new purpose-built depot, which represents an investment of £70 million, will be used for the new Tyne and Wear Metro trains set to enter passenger service from 2023. The depot will be designed to ensure maximum availability and reliability of the fleet, will vastly improve the working environment and become home to a wide range of activities, including preventative and corrective maintenance, overhauls and train presentation. There will be storage for spare parts and material supplies and office space for training and other support functions.
  • Build and maintain successful teams
  • Maintain personal training and development as example to others

Key accountabilities

  • To represent the company in the delivery of projects.
  • To receive instruction on behalf of the company.
  • To issue instruction and provide direction in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects assigned to the PM by Senior Management.
  • Deliver the works safely
  • Build, develop, support and maintain the team.
  • Build and maintain a good relationship with the client and all external parties.
  • Develop the Tender Programme into a construction programme.
  • Monitor progress with up to date programmes so that timely clear direction can be given to the team on critical construction/financial targets.
  • Development, Management and Maintenance of Construction Phase Plan
  • Identify and evaluate risks, determine and manage actions, maintain Risk Register
  • Manage and control changes to scope, requirements, personnel etc.
  • Monitor progress against cost plans, programmes and quality/environmental plans
  • Manage stakeholder engagement
  • Develop and protect our subcontractor relationships
  • Manage the design
  • Contribute to our recognition within the industry
  • Prepare and present project reports
  • Liaise with line management re: approvals and decisions at key stages
  • Prepare and maintain project information

Skills & experience

  • Proven technical and project management abilities
  • Experience in the Rail sector preferred
  • Strong organisational and management skills
  • Knowledge of the requirements and implementation of CDM regulations
  • Ability to produce Work Package Plans, Task Briefing Sheets, and implement safe systems of work
  • Detailed knowledge of Safety, Quality and Environmental issues relevant to the project environment
  • Sufficient experience required in construction.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in delivery of Projects on Network Rail Infrastructure
  • PTS
  • CITB SMTS or equivalent
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator

Other

What we offer

  • A competitive salary plus excellent benefits package including healthcare, pension etc.
  • Family friendly policies in place and some scope for flexible working by negotiation.

Location

Gosforth, Newcastle

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