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Project Manager

York, UK £360 - £370 per day



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Alex Hampton


01923 696 744

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Project Manager
£369/day ltd (Inside IR35)
6 Month + Contract

The Role:

We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager with extensive experience working in the Rail industry to join our client's team based in York (with working from home during Covid).

Your Responsibilities:

*Accountable for delivery of complex projects or a portfolio of lower complexity projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
*Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.
*Lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.
*Empower and inspire others to deliver successful projects
*Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project
*Implement and manage resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.
*Engage with and lead stakeholder relationships including internal and external parties, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
*Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice.
*Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency and continuing relevance.
*Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.
*Manage and update business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks
*Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person

Your Experience

*Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.
*Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management.
*Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.
*Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills all levels. This should include
*Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.
*Successful relevant experience in a complex project environment including demonstrable experience in team management, planning, contracting and delivery of projects.
*Successful record of project budget management and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes (budgets, forecasts, actual status).
*Experience in managing ambiguity in a project environment with strong evaluation and decision making skills.
*Demonstrable Project safety management practice and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and best practice.
*Experience with safety cases in support of projects.
*Accident Investigation experience.
*Demonstrable experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, Construction Design Management (CDM) and the Common Safety Method (CSM).
*Detailed Knowledge of Network Rail's Investment, Commercial and Procurement regulations and practices.
*Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.
*Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
*Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed.

We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker.

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