Job Title - Project Manager
Location - Milton Keynes
Rates - £369.07 a day (LTD) OR £322.24 a day (PAYE)
In Scope of IR35
About the role / project:
Project Managers work across the full portfolio of Network Rails infrastructure investment from minor renewals through to complex multi-disciplinary programmes. Accountable for managing the safe and effective delivery of all projects from low complexity single discipline through to high complexity multi-disciplinary projects in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, and performance. As an experienced Project Manager, you may be required to deliver a portfolio of smaller lower complexity projects.
What you will do:
1.Accountable for delivery of complex projects or a portfolio of lower complexity projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
2.Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.
3.Lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.
4.Empower and inspire others to deliver successful projects
5.Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project
6.Implement and manage resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.
7.Engage with and lead stakeholder relationships including internal and external parties, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
8.Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice. Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency and continuing relevance.
9.Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.
10.Manage and update business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks
11.Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person
Your experience will include:
*Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.
*Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management.
*Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.
*Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills all levels. This should include Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.
*Successful relevant experience in a complex project environment including demonstrable experience in team management, planning, contracting and delivery of projects.
*Successful record of project budget management and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes (budgets, forecasts, actual status).
*Experience in managing ambiguity in a project environment with strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
*Demonstrable Project safety management practice and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and best practice.
*Experience with safety cases in support of projects.
*Accident Investigation experience.
*Demonstrable experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, Construction Design Management (CDM) and the Common Safety Method (CSM).
*Detailed Knowledge of Network Rail's Investment, Commercial and Procurement regulations and practices.
*Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.
*Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
*You will be a team player and a self-starter with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved.
*Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed.
What you'll get in return
Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.
About our client - Network Rail
Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day