Project Manager, Rail, Birmingham
Birmingham , GB
4d ago

About the Role :

We are looking for people with the ability to make a difference, pro-actively manage requirements, budgets, schedules and risks and influence others to deliver successfully.

Candidates must have strong technical capability and excellent communication, problem solving and project / programme management skills and be willing to take on new challenges and possess experience in the leadership and management of significant and complex projects or programmes of work.

As a Project Manager developing and leading a multi-functional project management consultancy team within multi-disciplinary rail projects.

You will have hands-on experience of working with client teams in a collaborative and integrated manner. You will be required to lead our projects following the requirements of the WSP Business Management System, as well as to meet client requirements.

Experience of working within the Network Rail environment (or other similar major UK rail client organisations such as HS2), specifically in the use of the client systems and processes will be advantageous.

This is a great opportunity for an emerging professional to develop their career in the rail sector, who may be chartered or working towards chartership, working on a range of complex and challenging national and international rail projects.

A typical week would include :

  • Establish & maintain a professional project management team capable of delivering the required services to the client organisation.
  • Establish robust processes and procedures to manage the project, in consultation and engagement with our commercial and administration departments.
  • Deliver necessary periodic project reports, to allow senior managers to direct the project appropriately
  • Manage interfaces between project and client teams and establishing risk mitigation measures.
  • Deliver information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the project on a period by period basis and propose how these should be resolved / managed.
  • Facilitate effective planning of the works within the project team
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • Degree, in relevant engineering or management discipline.
  • Chartered Membership or working towards chartership of a relevant professional body.
  • APM / MSP / PMI / PRINCE2 / Six Sigma post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Experience in major rail projects. Technical and project management experience is vital.
  • Client or project delivery (design and build) Rail, Metro or Transport experience an advantage.
  • Proven ability to lead and work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in a consultancy environment with good customer relationship and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrable capability & experience in Project Management and Project Controls.
  • Network Rail, London Underground or other major UK transport client experience is vital.
  • What if we can?

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    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us :

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    We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

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