Senior Project Manager

An exciting opportunity has presented itself, which will see a successful candidate to support the development and continued success of a demanding area. Focusing on engineering and infrastructure consultancy, particularly in the rail sector. The role will be working across some of the highest profile and flagship infrastructure projects in the UK. The main hubs for this team are based in Birmingham or York, therefore you would need to spend time in these offices on a weekly basis balanced with the flexibility to work from home.

As Senior Project Manager, your primary role will be to be responsible of the day to day management of key infrastructure projects and will have proven experience of:

  • Scope and schedule management
  • Risk and issue management
  • Finance and cost control management
  • Resource and people management
  • Benefits management
  • Commercial and contract management

You will also have experience of facilitating workshops and meetings as well excellent written and verbal communication skills, passion, resilience and tenacity.

Key responsibilities and measures of this role include:

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels within the organisation to define and achieve mutual understanding of the scope.
  • Understand what constitutes an end-to-end, thorough, cross-functional schedule for the project and involve stakeholders as appropriate to create a valid plan. Be able to discuss risk areas and convey impacts to scope or costs if a shorter schedule is demanded.
  • Continual management and development of client relationships.
  • Plan the project in sufficient detail to ensure integration of all activities, dependencies, and understanding of critical paths and key milestones.
  • Ensure a comprehensive budget is prepared, reflecting the plan and all resource needs.
  • Ensure non-people resources are identified (e.g. tools, equipment, logistical costs etc.) so that the project budget will be accurate and remain affordable.
  • Ensure all necessary cross-functional resources are identified and that justification for such resources is clear in the event of constraints arising as a result of other work responsibilities.
  • Communicate to ensure that all resources understand their roles and accept their responsibilities and escalate where that commitment is not present.
  • Direct and motivate the project team to achieve the desired results, often using matrix management, and ensure effective communication is maintained throughout the project.
  • Ensure effective management of third party suppliers to the project.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Significant experience within the Rail industry and proven experience of delivering projects to time, cost and quality.
  • Membership of The Association for Project Management and/or membership of a relevant professional institution and/or relevant demonstrable experience.
  • Robust stakeholder management skills and a natural ability to expand and develop client relationships
  • Experience of different project management approaches
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with membership/professional body roles, purposes, and activities.
  • Sound Commercial and Contractual understanding of commonly used Construction Industry Contracts.
  • Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • High-level of IT literacy, proficient user of Microsoft Office tools Microsoft Office, SharePoint and ProjectWise and MS Project.

If you would like to discuss this position in more detail, please contact Hayley Burns on 02392 377375 or alternatively please send an email to

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