Project Sponsor Rail in Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

Project Sponsor - Rail

£350 - £445/day

6 MONTHS initially

Based in Birmingham

Our client is a well-established Rail company whose professionalism and well respected name have been instrumental in their success.

The sponsor is responsible for taking on all of the client’s visions and goals, ensuring they understand the end goal and agree. This person will be engaging with different clients and Stakeholders, managing overall budget, responsible for governance, conflict resolution, managing risks and ensuring everyone on the project is on the same page.

You will need:

Essential

  • Qualification in Project management ideal, registered or membership.
  • Proven experience of managing conflict/ conflict resolution.
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects (they will be managing several in their portfolio).
  • Able to manage, this person will be line managing at least one direct report (Scheme Sponsor).
  • Able to work under pressure and deal with various Stakeholders asking for different must haves.
  • Experience of dealing with client projects and liaising with people at all levels
  • Ability to articulate complex business problems into manageable work packages and produce logical solutions
  • Commercial and financial understanding
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills
  • Experience of managing a successful team delivering major complex projects
  • Successful relevant experience in project management and sponsorship
  • Intermediate Skills: Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent
  • Member of professional bod
  • Knowledge of / experience in the railway industry
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills

The Role:

  • This person carries the overall accountability for the success or failure of the project.
  • This person will need to be able to easily build rapport, lead and chair meetings.
  • Manage proactively at project level within your area of responsibility and be accountable for all required outcomes including disseminating lessons learnt in accordance with requirements.
  • Manage and build effective relationships at project level to balance the requirements of the client and the industry as a whole. Champion the interests of clients, customers and stakeholders acting as the focal point for escalation
  • Prepare, develop and review project remits to confirm their viability. Work with stakeholders to establish a scope which optimises requirements, value for money, network availability, capacity for future development and whole life cost.
  • Responsible for the development of the project plan and budget; working with the project manager to specify how the project is going to be delivered, expected milestones and associated timescales, resource requirements, risks & issues and funding needs/sources.
  • Prepare business cases and investment papers for your projects.

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To apply for this position contact Linda Davison by emailing your C.V to l i n d a . d a v i s o [email protected] v i t a l . u k . c o m

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