Project Manager - Rail

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Project Manager - Rail Location: Chippenham Duration: 6 Months Pay Rate: £(Apply online only) per day My client is looking for a Project Manager to come on board and join their team based in Chippenham. The ideal Project Manager will come on board to help lead the delivery of Telecommunication and SCADA systems required for Mainline and mass transit railway operating companies within the UK. The Project Managers responsibilities will be: Interface with the Sales and Marketing Team and, as required, manage the preparation of Signalling Tenders. This shall include the development of project specific execution strategies designed to meet the Client's needs and the SRA business objectives Safe delivery of projects to the 'as sold' specification meeting the project objectives within the agreed timescales and budget delivering the required margin, whilst ensuring that the Company Management System is compiled throughout the project lifecycle Interface with functional line management to define and mobilise the necessary resources required for the execution of the project, thereafter leading and coordinating the activities of the project team Preparation and maintenance throughout the project of a comprehensive Project Management Plan, as a live document. This will detail the project implementation procedures in line with the Company Management System and the 'as sold' Project Execution strategy As a Project Manager Lead the implementation of effective Safety and Environmental management of the project ensuring that each of the project delivery functions has systems in place to cover their safety responsibilities. The Project Manager shall ensure that regular audits are undertaken to ensure that the systems are in use and are effective Ensure the implementation of Quality Assurance throughout the Project Lifecycle through effective implementation of the clients Quality Assurance process Monitor progress against the project programme, and budget identifying and mitigating adverse trends through effective corrective management action Monitor and report project progress and status throughout the project lifecycle ensuring timely and accurate reports are prepared as required by the Client / Alliance and SRA in accordance with the Project Reporting and Review Process. This includes: Project Planning and Earned Value based progress analysis and reporting, Resource Management, Risk analysis and management, Proactive Issue Management, Detailed Financial analysis and control, Commercial Management of both Head Contract and Subcontracts As a Project Manager Lead day to day communication between the project team and the clients (and Alliance partners, if applicable), establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship The Project Manager will be Responsible for managing the Contractual Scope of Supply throughout the Project Lifecycle through the implementation of the Change Management Process and the approval of any changes to scope, base lined programmes and budgets Work with the Project Delivery Director to manage and control the commercial aspects of the contract Ultimately the Project Manager shall be fully accountable to the Project Delivery Director for the timely and safe handover of the project meeting and SRA business objectives as defined in the SRA Contracted scope of supply Experiences and Qualifications Experience of delivery of Rail Telecommunication and SCADA projects through the full project life cycle (both - not essential, single - essential) Preparation of Proposals, Tenders and contract negotiations through to Award (essential) Management of multidisciplinary project teams (essential) Development and implementation of innovative project execution strategies (essential) Management of Project Control function covering Planning, Estimating, Financial Control and commercial management disciplines (essential) Excellent communication and presentation skills - ability to deliver key messages efficiently and effectively, tailoring the approach to the audience as appropriate, in order to promote action (essential) Proven ability to lead and drive a multi-disciplinary project team, ensuring delivery of all contractual outputs to cost and to plan (essential) Project Management skills - strong understanding of the hard and soft aspects of programme management. Possess high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to build consensus (essential) Commercial awareness and aptitude - able to contribute to commercial and contractual issues, drawing upon past experience with railway / engineering contracts (essential) Exposure to a highly regulated engineering industry, of which some time should have been in a project role APM accredited or equivalent This will have a lot of interest so please apply with your most up to date copy of your CV or give me a call on (phone number removed) if you feel you are well suited to this. "VGC Group are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy