Project Manager in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join the VolkerRail, Major Projects Division. The role will initially be involved in the tendering/bidding of various opportunities and frameworks for around 12 months before becoming operational.

Key accountabilities

Once the tendering activities are complete, the role will transfer to a project where the following activities will form the main duties of the role.

  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Monitor work progress against programme, specification and budget. Initiate corrective actions and raise any variation orders or claims.
  • Implement all instructions received from the Regional Director, Safety & Standards Personnel, Clients and others as appropriate.
  • Organisation, allocation and control all site personnel ensuring their health, welfare and safety.
  • Delivery of allocated work packages in accordance with safety, quality, technical, planning and budgetary requirements.
  • Preparation of weekly costs value reconciliations for labour, plant and supervision.
  • Preparation and submission of all contractual documentation.
  • Attend progress meetings, planning meetings and site meetings as required recording the content of such meetings.
  • Compilation of Accident and Incident reporting. This to include comprehensive investigation carried out in conjunction with the Group Safety Directorate.
  • Preparation of method statements and the acceptance of such submitted by suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Establish a system for accurate production feedback to the Estimating Team and assist with tender and estimate preparation.
  • Deputise for Regional Manager as and when required.
  • Responsible for managing and checking designs and the production of compliant CDM documentation including the identification of applicable core and site specific risks.
  • Maintain a continual awareness of forthcoming commercial outcomes by using break even analysis as part of the methods planning cycle.
  • Implement and manage site discipline e.g. ensure site noise and disruption is kept to a minimum.
  • To alert Senior Management to any non-conformance or deficiency in quality, materials, services or workmanship.
  • Liaison and communication with VolkerRail staff and contractors plus all relevant external contacts as required in order to discharge the duties and responsibilities of this JD/SRS.
  • The discharge of these safety critical duties and responsibilities within this JD/SRS and any other safety critical competencies are mandatory upon the post holder.
  • Responsible for the management, development and assessment of staff under your control in liaison with the Business HR team.

Skills & experience


Category

Core Requirement

Desirable


Qualifications

HNC in an appropriate Subject (Engineering or Project Management related)

HND in an appropriate Subject (Engineering or Project Management related)


Experience

Experience of engineering/ design construction. Thorough knowledge of processes.


Training

Emergency fire and first aid, technical training to meet contract and business requirements, IOSH Managing Safety, Safety Leadership, Risk Awareness, Project Management.


SCW Competencies

PTS


Driving

Required

Other

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

Location

The position will likely be based out of Baskerville House, Birmingham. However individual arrangements can be made depending upon the successful candidate.

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