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Senior Project Manager Infrastructure -

Employer
Vertical Recruitment Limited
Location
Manchester
Salary
60000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

An opportunity has arisen with one of the North West's leading SME Cost and Project Management practices whose primary market sectors include power, utilities and other process sectors.

This company is geared towards exceptional growth and is seeking a career-driven Senior Project Manager who aspires to become an Associate within 12-18 months and a Board Director within 3-5 years. If you have a passion for career advancement and wish to be part of a company with a clear vision, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Our client prides themselves on a driven and professional environment led by a mixture of experienced and fee earning Directors. To expand their achievements within the Nuclear and Utilities sectors, this renowned firm is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to work with high-profile clients throughout the UK.

The role:

Project Inception: Devise and implement a suitable operational project team structure, to include all appropriate communication and information sharing protocols to facilitate effective teamwork to achieve delivery of the project. Prepare and maintain all key project documentation required to manage and coordinate project team activities and measure project performance against targets.

Project Delivery Strategy: Prepare a project delivery strategy for the full project life cycle to cover all main stages to include: 1) Project governance system (e.g. existing client / industry / regulatory system) to ensure that projects are progressed as per the project brief with all exceptions duly considered, approved / rejected and recorded. 2) Key milestones / activities. 3) Outline master programme. 4) Detailed individual stage plans of work to be prepared prior to the commencement of each project stage, to include timescales and project team activities / deliverables.

Project Team Management: Direct, coordinate project team activities in accordance with the approved plan of works, and monitor progress against agreed targets / milestones.

Project Brief: In conjunction with the client and relevant members of the project team, develop a comprehensive project brief for approval by the client.

Health safety and environment: Monitor and proactively manage and the safe delivery of the project with due regard to all aspects of health, safety and environmental protection. Monitor the fulfilment of statutory roles by designated duty holders under health, safety and environmental legislation.

Programme: Develop and maintain detailed master programmes, and sub-programmes as required, including revisions and progress mark-ups.

Meetings: Develop and communicate an appropriate meeting strategy and schedule to facilitate coordination and diligent progress of the project team. Chair all project management meetings, prepare and issue notes, and manage the timely completion of the agreed actions.

Progress: Monitor, record and report the progress and quality of all project team activities against agreed tasks, deliverables and programmes.

Change Management: At relevant stages of the project develop, implement and manage an appropriate change management process to ensure that the implications of all changes are duly considered and informed decisions are made, communicated and recorded.

Quality Management: Develop, implement and maintain a system of quality management (or adopt an existing client / industry / regulatory system) to ensure that regulatory / statutory standards and other standards set out in the client's project brief are achieved, with an auditable record kept of all key milestones.

Inspection of Works: Undertake inspections at agreed frequency to monitor and record the progress and quality of all physical works.

Snagging: Undertake or oversee the snagging and de-snagging of completed works prior to the handover of the whole or part of the works.

Completion and Handover: Develop, implement and maintain a system of completion & handover management to ensure that all aspects of project completion (in whole or part) are effectively coordinated with robust auditable records kept for testing, commissioning, training and documentation handover etc.

Defects Rectification: Develop, implement and maintain a system of management for the recording and rectification of defects during any contractual defects liability period/s.

Reporting: Prepare project status reports covering all key aspects of the project at agreed frequency in the format required.

Project close-out: Facilitate a project close-out review with the client and project team to assess how successfully the project was delivered against all requirements. Prepare a project close-out report to summarise the review findings to include instances of success, failure, room for improvement, near misses, lessons learnt, proven innovations, technological advances etc.

Design Management: Monitor the design management process undertaken by the appointed lead designer.

Commercial Management: In conjunction with cost / commercial managers, manage all project expenditure against budget, including assessment of submitted invoices / applications against services / deliverables provided and works undertaken, and make recommendations for payment.

Risk: In conjunction with the project team and stakeholder group, facilitate risk workshop/s as required to develop a comprehensive project risk register, including risk mitigation and contingency measures. Regularly review and update the risk register and ensure risks are actively managed by the allocated risk owners.

What you will need:

Degree educated in relevant discipline (project / construction management, quantity surveying, construction, civil / structural engineering).

Full chartered membership of relevant professional body (MCIOB, RICS, ICE, APM)

Personable, confident, assertive and professional.

Competently and confidently undertake all aspects of lead project manager role with minimal support and direction from line manager as required.

Capable supervisor and mentor of trainees, graduates and project managers.

5+ years post graduate project management experience working for consultant or client organisation on construction projects.

4+ years working autonomously managing own project workload with minimal support from and reporting to line manager.

4+ years internal staff supervision and mentoring.

Experience across all stages of project delivery from inception to completion.

Can effectively chair and control project meetings (project team, design team, contractor's progress meetings).

Can prepare full range of project management toolbox documentation.

Can proactively identify and pursue business development leads and support line manager / management team in business development activities.

Competent in delivering projects as named project manager under NEC 3/4 contract options A - E.

Infrastructure projects (oil, gas, water, roads, rail, ports, nuclear).

Periods of working away from home base.

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