Senior Project Manager in London, Bedford-Cambridge Corridor, United Kingdom

Senior Project Manager

Employer: East West Railway Company
Location: London initially, then based in the Bedford-Cambridge corridor
Basis: Permanent
Role Summary: The Senior Project Manager will manage project or portfolios of infrastructure work of up to £500m in value, covering all project management activities within the APM Book of Knowledge.
Team dimensions: Reports to Programme Manager or Delivery Director

A little bit about us:

East West Railway Company is a new and exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the changing landscape of the rail industry, delivering substantial fast-paced improvement to modernise the railway.

The company is now scaling up significantly as it has taken on delegations and obligations relating to the delivery of the Western Section and Central Sections of the scheme, which will provide both innovative upgrades to existing track and to design then construct new infrastructure.

We are building a diverse team and we welcome people with different types of experience and outlook.

We offer a truly breath-taking opportunity to:

• Innovate, positively disrupt and make impactful decisions
• Openly share your ideas and knowledge
• Be part of a passionate, diverse and friendly team
• Learn, develop and build the career of your dreams
• Have the right work-life balance through flexible working arrangements
• Be rewarded and recognised for your input

Key accountabilities:

• Lead, plan and manage major project to ensure inspirational delivery of intended EWR outcomes

Day to day you’ll:

• Provide leadership and direction of project teams in achieving EWR objectives.
• Lead the establishment of project teams, oversee their recruitment and provide motivational leadership, energy and role model behaviours
• Have responsibility for the delivery of projects and sub-projects in the Central Section to meet the needs of EWR’s customers
• Prepare and manage project programmes, costs and risks
• Analyse all project data, devising and deploying resources to improve delivery

You should apply if you are:

• A motivational leader who thrives on empowering and motivating your team and colleagues to deliver our strategy and outputs
• A compelling, convincing and articulate communicator, who uses written and oral communications to inspire as well as convey succinct and clear messages
• A leader who flourishes interacting with staff at any level, and who has a palpable desire to get to the coal face and understand and improve the opportunity for the workforce to succeed
• Demonstrably fair, open and honest, with a strong moral compass
• Unswerving in your attempts to seek the best value to the public purse
• A self-starter who excels in a fast-paced and changing environment
• A persuasive stakeholder manager, able to take stakeholders on a journey to help achieve their aims
• Comfortable in a political influenced environment where strategic change may frequently lead to a new approach and a sudden reworking of previous efforts.
• Intrinsically flexible and relaxed in a role which grows and changes as the project develops, doing whatever is necessary to deliver the desired outcomes
• Motivated by helpfully challenging your peers, and being challenged by peers, to achieve better outcomes

Skills:

• Ability to analyse complex data, draw effective conclusions, and rapidly produce solutions and decisions
• Inspirational and flexible leadership, which adapts to situations and individual team needs
• Confident, succinct and inspiring communication

Knowledge:

• Wide knowledge of all project management activities within the APM Book of Knowledge
• A deep understanding of risk control, evaluation methodologies, including use of Monte Carlo analysis

Experience:

• Broad experience of working on project management for a complex, safety focussed and regulated organisation with multiple complex interfaces, and delivering to time budget and quality
• Significant experience of demonstrable personal responsibility for managing projects of between £10-£200m value
• Significant experience of demonstrable personal responsibility for managing project managers

You will need to have the right to work in the UK.

Join the team!

Please send your resume and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and meet the above experience requirements by clicking the 'Apply' button.

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