Senior Project Manager (Rail, Remote) in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Senior Project Manager (Rail, Remote)

Contract or Permanent 


We are currently dealing with a Rail Engineering consultancy who are looking to expand the team by recruiting a Contract or Permanent Senior Project Manager with their main office being based in Stratford-upon-Avon but offering full remote working within their Agility Framework and Hybrid Work Policy. As Senior Project Manager, reporting to the Projects Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of key infrastructure projects and will have proven experience of scope and schedule management, risk and issue management, finance and cost control management, resource and people management, benefit management, as well as commercial and contract management.

As Senior Project Manager your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels within the organisation to define and achieve mutual understanding of the scope.
  • Understand what constitutes an end-to-end, thorough, cross-functional schedule for the project and involve stakeholders as appropriate to create a valid plan. Be able to discuss risk areas and convey impacts to scope or costs if a shorter schedule is demanded.
  • Continual management and development of client relationships.
  • Plan the project in sufficient detail to ensure integration of all activities, dependencies, and understanding of critical paths and key milestones.
  • Ensure a comprehensive budget is prepared, reflecting the plan and all resource needs.
  • Ensure non-people resources are identified (e.g., tools, equipment, logistical costs etc.) so that the project budget will be accurate and remain affordable.
  • Ensure all necessary cross-functional resources are identified and that justification for such resources is clear in the event of constraints arising because of other work responsibilities.
  • Communicate to ensure that all resources understand their roles and accept their responsibilities and escalate where that commitment is not present.
  • Direct and motivate the project team to achieve the desired results, often using matrix management, and ensure effective communication is maintained throughout the project.
  • Ensure effective management of third-party suppliers to the project.
 

Job Requirements:
  • Significant experience within the Rail industry must have proven experience of delivering projects to time, cost, and quality.
  • Membership of The Association for Project Management and/or membership of a relevant professional institution and/or relevant demonstrable experience.
  • Robust stakeholder management skills and a natural ability to expand and develop client relationships
  • Experience of different project management approaches good to have managed Signalling discipline Projects
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with membership/professional body roles, purposes, and activities.
  • Sound Commercial and Contractual understanding of commonly used Construction Industry Contracts.
  • Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • High-level of IT literacy, proficient user of Microsoft Office tools Microsoft Office, SharePoint and ProjectWise and MS Project.
 

As mentioned, the work location for this contract or permanent position as Senior Project Manager will be centered on the companys Headquarters Offices, Stratford-upon-Avon, but you will be able to work within the companys Agility Framework and Hybrid Work Policy, meaning your day-to-day work base will be working from home, only attending the office for essential client meetings, mentor meetings and peer reviews. If this position is of interest, dont hesitate to contact Erin at Critical Project Resourcing.

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