Project Manager

Ref: REC178 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

To manage projects within a rail market sector, ensuring they are delivered to the project specification on time and within budget, keeping the client and other internal personnel/functions up to date with project progress in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • To manage and coordinate the production of access documentation, RAMS and programmes on behalf of the Infrastructure team.
  • To produce the project plan ensuring that project scope and project objectives are fully incorporated and agreed.
  • To assess project risks and develop strategies to manage these risks.
  • To coordinate with the appropriate Manager/s to ensure adequate resourcing for each stage of the project.
  • To provide full project briefing and instruction to the Project Team to ensure scope, specification and targets are understood and accepted by all Project Team members.
  • To coordinate and manage the logistics of the project, maintain financial control, manage revenue and invoicing processes.
  • To provide financial assessments of project progress as required and seek to improve efficiencies to increase project revenues.
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships within the alliance companies to allow effective project delivery.
  • To establish and maintain contact with the Client and Project Sponsor on a regular basis, proactively providing progress reports on the project.
  • To maintain frequent communication with Project Team members, appropriate Manager/s and Operations Administration team to track project progress and if required take remedial action to ensure project objectives are met.
  • To gain Project Sponsor agreement for any changes to project scope.
  • To ensure data and file management and quality control processes are carried out in line with Company policy.
  • Have a good understanding of available survey solutions and technologies.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for the Infrastructure team and develop proposals in support of sales.
  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested.

Person Specification

  • Project management experience within the construction environment.
  • Experienced in managing a volume of multiple, large and complex projects at any one time.
  • Pro-active and persuasive communicator with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced in establishing and developing relationships with clients.
  • Positive and pro-active approach to managing client demands and associated problem solving.
  • Experience of briefing Project Teams.
  • Proven experience and understanding of business finance/commerciality and ability to manage costs within a project.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Prepared to be involved with projects which may run outside of normal working hours and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel to sites in locations other than the South East, as required.
  • Desirable but not essential: Experience of the rail industry; Survey knowledge and/or experience; PTS/LUL certification

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Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional Membership and Development
  • Enhanced Family Friendly benefits
  • Enhanced Pensions Contributions
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible working hours (role dependent)

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