Signalling & Telecoms Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Signalling & Telecoms Project Manager

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary: £450-£600 per day, plus travel and accommodation

Scope of Services

The Signalling Project Manager will coordinate and manage various Signalling & Telecoms projects involving scope development, design and construction phase works on behalf of the Client. The role is to ensure that the appropriate engineering standards are used in compliance with the requirements of the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), relevant legislation, Translink Group and company standards, and relevant Network Rail Standards

The successful applicant will be required to work with Translink’s Policies and Procedures including Project Management, Procurement, Health & Safety, Environmental and Information management.

Rate

This is a contract role; the estimated rate is between £450 – £600 a day depending on the candidate experience plus travel and accommodation (hotel only). The hourly rate is to include Statutory Payments and Daily Subsistence. The contract will be an initial 12 months with option to extend.

Location

The role will be based in Belfast – Northern Ireland. The employer is flexible in their requirements due to the nature of the project work and are prepared to offer a flexible arrangement from 3 to 5 days per week including the option for remote working.

Translink’s Signalling Installation Framework Contractor is based in Glasgow and design teams throughout UK, thus travel to these destinations will also be required.

Translink will also pay for travel from the mainland UK and accommodation in Belfast.

Key Accountabilities

• Undertake the role of Signalling & Telecoms Project Manager.
• Manage planning and coordination of all related project activities / disciplines, including interface with Singnaling and Telecoms Departments, Permanent Way and Structures department, throughout the project life cycle.
• Co-ordinate and mange external signalling design team for GRIP stages 1-4
• Liaise with programme / project team to coordinate and plan interfaces with other related projects.
• Advise on signalling costs and consideration of value for money.
• Identify and manage client project risks and issues at each phase.
• Manage engineering aspects of designated projects’ technical design, construction and commissioning in relation to scope, quality, time and budget.
• Co-ordinate with the Signalling Projects Design office to ensure that design, construction and commissioning quality is compliant with relevant Network Rail and Translink standards and procedures, appropriate EU TSI, Railway Group and approved Specifications.
• Prepare cost reports and advise on payment for various design, installation and commissioning activities.
• Manage Change Control advising on need and impact on project and related activities.
• Undertake Client / Employer role for managing safety, including competence of contractor's design/construction/specialist’s personnel, methodology, and requirements under CDM Regulations.
• Monitor and arrange audits of adequacy of contractor’s safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems.
• Monitor and report on Signalling & Telecoms project performance in relation to schedule, cost and quality, risks/issues, safety and environment throughout each phase.
• Develop works information for contract
• Review pricing document from contractor
• Produce tender recommendation
• Manage construction phase and performance of the contractor
• Issue instructions and variation orders
• Issue extension of time notices
• Prepare valuations and monitoring the budget
• Arranging commissioning
• Develop a maintenance programme and staff training
• Organise handover procedures
• Issue Completion certificate and preparing the final account
• Organise maintenance manuals and 'As-constructed' Information
• Checking that defects are remedied and issuing the final certificate

Essential Skills

• Experience of managing planning and design stages for major signalling projects (GRIP 1-4)
• Experience of managing implementation construction stages (GRIP 5-8) for railway signalling projects
• Experience in planning / coordinating multi-disciplinary activities
• Experience in use of Network Rail signalling standards
• Technical qualifications to HND/HNC or equivalent level in a Signalling & Telecoms Engineering/ Electrical Engineering or Electronic Engineering.
• Knowledge / experience of quality assurance.
• Knowledge / experience of signalling procurement or contract management.
• Experience of cost management for signalling works / contracts.
• Experience in risk management
• Experience in managing Safety on engineering projects.

Desirable Skills

• Experience of undertaking CEM / CRE / DPE responsibilities on Network Rail infrastructure
• Railway telecoms experience.
• Experience in new track or renewal / upgrade projects
• Relevant IRSE Licence
• Degree level qualification and/or charted member of a relevant professional body
• Understanding of environmental issues in engineering works
• Knowledge of project management processes
• Experience in value management / value engineering
• Engineering Safety Management (Yellow book) course.
• Experience on Signalling & Telecoms projects in a ‘European Directive’ environment, including where EU funding is being provided.
• Experience of working on RRI designs, NX panels, HW1000 points, MV Track Circuits, MCB-CCTV, AHBC, MSL, AWS, TPWS
• Experience of Level Crossings types,
• Knowledge and/or experience of other associated engineering disciplines including Permanent Way and Rail Civil Engineering.

To Apply

Please click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application and make sure you include the following:

• a CV which demonstrates your ability to undertake this role.
• Current commitments and available time you would be able to offer.
• Current IR35 tax status.

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