Job Title: Framework Project Manager (Rail Structures Repair)
Location: London / Southern England / South East England
Sector: Rail, Structural Repair, Network Rail, Infrastructure, Bridges
Type: Permanent role
Start: January/February 2021
Salary: Circa £55,000 to £65,000 Per Annum + Package
** (Base salary can be negotiated on level/relevant experience)
Our client, a specialist in the design and delivery of structural strengthening, repair and engineering, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Framework Project Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. In this role, you will work as part of a new team, that is being setup to deliver upcoming framework projects part of Network Rail's Southern Building and Civils (SBC) Framework, working as both a principal contractor and specialist sub-contractor.
You will be responsible for working on projects from design through to delivery, where works may entail implementing: structural repairs/refurbishments to overline and underline road and river crossings, footbridges, gantries and canopies, through to major structural repairs and bridge deck replacements. This will entail working on existing structures and assets owned by Network Rail in Southern / South East England and projects will be completed through GRIP 5 - 8 stages. It is estimated that you will deliver between 2 and 5 projects per year, depending on complexity and size, in the region of £3,000,000 Per Annum, for the first year.
It is important to note that this role will entail working on projects throughout their full lifecycle, from framework bidding and work winning stage, through design and delivery stages, working with the team around you to ensure each project is deliver on time and schedule, with profitable outcomes. Key aspects in achieving this with include but are not limited to: creating innovative technical solutions, having a thorough knowledge of HSEQ, understanding how to interact with network rail & building relationships with clients/suppliers, through to a proactive approach to works, taking into account commercial aspects at each stage of the project.
Whilst developing the team, you will report into the overall Framework Director, however this opportunity will allow growth and career progression to Framework Director level (or similar job title) and would therefore suit motivated individuals who are looking to progress in their careers, over the coming years. Furthermore, this role would likely suit individuals who are ready to step out of a larger organisation and take on more responsibility within a focused team. A prior history of delivering regional projects within the rail sector and a working knowledge of Network Rail's GRIP process and their design, engineering and delivery standards will be essential for this role.
Daily duties will include but are not limited to:
- Taking ownership of project lifecycle, from bidding stage through design, mobilisation, construction, completion, handover and final account.
- Acting as a focal point for internal and external resources, managing them to secure and deliver projects on the framework.
- Building effective relationships with Network Rail's framework team.
- Co-ordinating bidding activity to deliver bids on time and to required standard.
- Providing technical and planning expertise to bid stages, including scheduling.
- Managing the design and approval process in conjunction with appointed design team.
- Writing project delivery plans, work package plans and documentation needed to mobilise a project.
- Ensuring projects are managed to meet requirements for HSEQ, through creating the right culture in the team.
- Managing internal staff, agency staff, workforce, subcontractors & suppliers etc.
- Representing the company at project and framework meetings with Network Rail.
- Arranging track access and supporting Safety Critical Staff in accordance with Network Rail's procedures.
- Attending monthly progress, cost reporting and forecasting in conjunction with Commercial Manager through CVR process.
Candidates will ideally:
- Hold a relevant qualification bias towards Project Management (i.e. Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent).
- Hold a valid PTS.
- Be a member of ICE (MICE) - Institution of Civil Engineers
- Have previously worked in a similar role, delivering structural repairs within a rail environment.
- Have previously delivered Network Rail projects, between GRIP 5 - 8 stages, understanding Network Rails' standards and working procedures.
- Be capable of writing project delivery plans, work package plans and creating other associated documentation.
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