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Project Manager - Rail

Ref no. BHN559608
Location Cardiff, Wales
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchetch Rail are looking for multiple Rail Project Managers to join one of the leading international engineering consultancies on a project based in Cardiff.

Key skills required for this role

Rail Project Manager


Rail Project Manager

Job description

This is an excellent opportunity to join a close knit project delivery team working for a company who highly value their staff. The company itself is growing at a healthy rate across a variety of industries such as rail, highways, nuclear and airports so there are plenty of opportunities for development.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Plan and manage a portfolio of non-complex/complex projects throughout the complete project lifecycle
  • Responsible for providing a clear vision and team direction by leading a high-performing team through the effective management, development and empowerment of staff.
  • Responsible for providing effective performance and development management responsibilities for any direct reports, with regards to appraisals and performance management, (such that poor performance is clearly identified and addressed and good performance is recognised and rewarded).
  • Responsible for compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and championing the Health and Safety culture, resolving arising issues or escalating as appropriate and ensuring safe delivery in line with the corporate safety vision.
  • Accountable for complex internal and external stakeholder engagement/management. Agree project requirements with the Project Sponsor to ensure that business objectives are met.
  • Propose and agree contract strategy with key internal stakeholders. Produce Invitation to Tender documentation and manage procurement events to secure all necessary contracts for successful portfolio delivery.
  • Lead on post contract management, including management of early warnings, contract change and change control.
  • Retain full control of project programmes, interogate supply chain programmes and challenge slippage. Work collaboratively to develop and implement mitigation measures.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of project governance, reporting and control structures, with issues, risks and decisions escalated through the agreed Governance arrangements as appropriate.
  • Lead on all financial reporting, including periodic senior management board meetings

Candidate Requirements

  • Ideally a member of the Association of Project Management (or equivalent)
  • Ideally a degree in an engineering subject
  • Relevant experience in project management and delivering complex rail projects
  • Experience implementing GRIP, PACE, Pathway or other project management methodologies
  • Strong NEC3 contract administration experience
  • Ability to interrogate project programmes (P6 and/or MSP)
  • Strong financial management/control experience
  • Right to work in the UK

In return you will be offered an attractive starting salary accompanied with a annual bonus, 25 days holiday, pension and other benefits

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