Project Manager

  • Job Reference: AM20336
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2021
  • Employer: Amey
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About Amey

We're all originals here and our individuality is an asset. We have unique backgrounds and personalities, which means we all bring different ideas to the table. But we do have one thing in common: we all take personal pride in our public service. With every drop of water and spark of electricity we supply, with every bolt we tighten and with every guiding golden nugget of advice, we better manage the services that we all use and rely on every day, ensuring every household in Britain benefits from our work.

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 16,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK's road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK's defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You're surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There'll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You'll be stretched but always supported. Whether it's working on the biggest bridge in the country, learning to get to grips with the latest technology, or just working with a great group of people every day, you'll find what gets you out of bed in the morning at Amey.

What is the purpose of this role?

  • The role is for a Project Manager in the HV/LV team which forms part of the Amey Central E&P portfolio. The team have a number of Design & Build projects in their portfolio including Switchgear Renewals and 11kV cable Renewals. The Project Manager will play a key role in taking each of these projects from Design into Construction. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing and delivering a couple of live rail project concurrently.

What will this role involve?

  • Creating Project / Programme Brief, Project Initiation Document (PID), Communication Plan and Project Quality Plan
  • Defining the project business case, project objectives and scope
  • Documenting critical success factors, project acceptance criteria and customer quality expectations
  • Ensuring that logs are set up for managing and tracking issues, risks, decisions and lessons learned
  • Identifying appropriate delivery mechanisms for each project.
  • Planning and executing the delivery of projects
  • Overseeing quality control throughout the project cycle
  • Ensuring that the engagement of any third party project resources is managed in accordance with Amey procedures and policies
  • Securing the necessary resources and coordinate the efforts of team members and third party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan
  • Applying appropriate Project Management techniques to the management of projects in line with agreed Amey standards
  • Ensuring project compliance with Health and Safety, Environmental and other appropriate regulations
  • Forecasting and monitoring the financial performance of the project, giving regular (minimum monthly) reports, comparing actual and forecast performance to plan and explaining variations
  • Maintaining regular liaison with all stakeholders and employees on the progress of projects
  • Maintaining risk, issues and decisions logs and all other required project documentation
  • Managing change
  • Managing, coaching and motivating members of the project team
  • Preparing weekly / monthly status, checkpoint and decision reports for meetings with the Senior Project Manager
  • Taking appropriate action in order to ensure that the project / programme is able to deliver to the required quality, on time and to budget where appropriate, ensuring that Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques are applied to analyse data, identify root causes and generate solutions
  • Project Closure Coordinating post-project reviews
  • Creating a formal Health & safety file as part of the hand back process for projects
  • Documenting any relevant case studies that can be used to support future bids
  • Identifying opportunities to transfer programme deliverables / best practices to other parts of the business in order to maximise return on programme investment
  • Obtaining sign off from relevant stakeholders that the project deliverables meet the stated requirements

What are we looking for?

  • The Project Manager will challenge existing processes, introducing new approaches to improve quality enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, actively encouraging and supporting creativity in the project team members.
  • Working Together, the Project Manager will be able to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders through consultation, advice, facilitation of discussion and resolution of conflict.
  • Working and consulting with internal stakeholders contacts in a constructive and helpful way, offering advice, as appropriate to achieve bid milestones and deliverables. This will involve developing relationships with stakeholders to establish trust, credibility and respect.
  • Achieving and Improving, the Project Manager will be able to effectively deploy project management tools and techniques including Prince2 and using the relevant tools available such as Project Cost Tracker and Primavera, to schedule, plan, track and correct project performance.
  • The Project Manager will understand how to obtain and ensure quality results to achieve total customer satisfaction, where appropriate, challenging accepted practices which may inhibit the quality and timeliness of Deliverables and implement acceptable solutions which meet Client and internal stakeholder needs. Learning from experience and regularly monitoring project outcomes and acting on feedback.
  • Communicating Effectively: The Project Manager will be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally having the ability to translate complex information including Client requirements to provide information in a way that is accessible and easily understood.
  • The Project Manager may need to influence and persuade stakeholders/customers to accept a particular way forward, sometimes dealing with resistance to the proposals.
  • Leading and Managing Others: The Project Manager will be able to direct, manage and motivate the project team, setting achievable objectives and taking responsibility for making decisions and for providing constructive feedback.
  • The Project Manager will have the ability to plan and manage the deployment of resources to meet the project programme.
  • The Project Manager will understand and know how to share information effectively and delegate where appropriate.
  • Environmental awareness for managers IOSH managing safely

What does this role require?

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline
  • Experience in managing and delivering rail projects
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Technical background would be advantageous
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan project timescales, resources and commercially, being able to report progress against programme and against budget.

Additional Information

  • For candidates who are interested in this role but are more junior, we have an Assistant Project Manager opportunity available.