Rail Design Project Manager

Swindon, Wiltshire
16 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

25086519001, Rail Design Project Manager


About Amey

Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.


What is the purpose of this role?

To manage a portfolio of multidisciplinary or single discipline projects in accordance with the requirements of the Project Quality Plans; and to deliver or exceed the Company's agreed financial expectation for the projects portfolio in terms of value, margin and cash.

What will this role involve?

  • Maximise operating efficiency, so that projects portfolio is delivered in compliance with the Project Control System to agreed standards and targets Implement quality improvements when opportunities arise
  • Deliver revenue within agreed budgets
  • Act decisively to rectify any adverse circumstances that threaten the delivery of the quality and programme agreed with the client
  • Define and manage programme of projects, update regularly and ensure that activity managers have sufficient capable resources to meet deadlines
  • Maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders and employees on the progress of projects Forecast and monitor the financial performance of the projects portfolio, providing regular (minimum monthly) detailed reports, comparing actual and forecast performance to plan expectations and explaining variations
  • Ensure robust WIP conversion through prompt invoicing
  • Ensure compliance with Health, Safety, Environmental and Assurance regulations
  • Carry out line management duties, as required
  • Ensure that all team members operate according to Amey principles and have a clear understanding of systems and processes
  • Conduct weekly reviews with Activity Managers and/or project teams With support of commercial team, ensure that contracts are in place before work commences including sub contracts and purchase orders for suppliers and sub consultants
  • Approve expenditure within limits of delegated authority
  • Manage, develop, coach and motivate employees in the project team
  • Maintain and develop key client contacts to maximise future business opportunities
  • Support the development of new business by involvement on key client management process, tendering and winning work

What are we looking for?

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in suitable engineering discipline
  • Railway experience preferred Experience in managing internal teams
  • Membership of recognised engineering / project management institution
  • Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with MS Office suite and experienced in the use of project management software – MS Project, Primevera
  • Knowledge of financial and contract management control systems
  • Able to implement and support a customer-centric approach
  • Able to manage, develop and motivate a team
  • Demonstrable experience including previous experience in a related industry sector with some experience in the management of design projects
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and meet targets
  • Understands and upholds Amey values
  • Supports and contributes to continuous improvement  

What makes this role unique?

You will act as Bid Manager on tenders for tender opportunities and deputise for Senior Project Manager or Contract/Business Manager when required.