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Project Manager

Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Rail Freight Industry


Up to GBP65,000 (Flexible depending on experience)

Monday - Friday, 37 hours per week

As a Project Manager at you will be responsible for overseeing the preparation and implementation of small-scale projects related to the business readiness for ERTMS. The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is a single European signalling and speed control system that ensures interoperability of the national railway systems, reducing the purchasing and maintenance costs of the signalling systems as well as increasing the speed of trains, the capacity of infrastructure and the level of safety in rail transport.

Your primary objective will be to deliver operational management solutions for project and performance management, resource management and people development and to ensure that all business units are adequately prepared to embrace and leverage the benefits of ERTMS.

This role requires previous experience in Project Management, ideally gained within the transport industry, exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to effectively manage change within the organisation.

Key Benefits:

  • Up to GBP65,000 annual salary (flexible depending on experience)
  • Annual salary reviews
  • 25 + 8 Holidays
  • Private healthcare - family cover
  • Surgery cover, free sports massages, free Eyesite test
  • Shopping vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Final salary pension
  • Flexible working (working from home offered)
  • Regular social events
  • Opportunity for flexible/hybrid/remote working, therefore you can be based anywhere in England

The Candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field. A master's degree or professional certifications in project management are advantageous.
  • Proven experience (3+ years) in Project Management, focusing on business readiness or change management projects within the transport industry or construction.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, execution, risk management, and stakeholder management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in change management, including assessing impacts, addressing resistance, and fostering a culture of readiness and adoption.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programs, workshops, and presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software for planning, tracking, and reporting project progress.
  • Previous experience with managing budgets, planning, contracts management and risk management.
  • Desirable:
  • Familiarity with ERTMS or similar rail traffic management systems is preferred but not mandatory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Execution:

  • Develop and execute project plans for business readiness initiatives, outlining project scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Coordinate and manage project activities, ensuring adherence to milestones and deadlines.
  • Oversee project progress, ensuring risks, opportunities and issues are identified and acted upon and that appropriate mitigation strategies are implemented.
  • Ensure that business and project management processes are followed within your team, supporting with the implementation of Business / Project Management best practices and enabling a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Maintaining a credible resource and financial plan.
  • Assuring that internal resourcing and external engineering service supplier activities are launched in line with the plan and managed in accordance with our policy and processes.
  • Proactively managing the collation & reporting of key performance indicators to ensure that the business management data is readily available for effective performance management.
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to our engineering community on business and project management.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate closely with business unit leaders and key stakeholders to understand their requirements, concerns, and challenges related to ERTMS adoption and maintaining robust integrated plans with all stakeholders involved.
  • Foster effective communication channels, ensuring stakeholders are informed and engaged throughout the readiness process.
  • Address stakeholder feedback and concerns, promoting a positive and collaborative approach to change management.
  • Change Management:

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