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Project Manager at Amey plc

Project Manager

Amey plc Derby, Derbyshire Full-Time
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About Amey

We deliver forward-thinking solutions for the world’s biggest asset owners, transforming the places where we live, work and travel. Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original thinking, then turning it into a reality. We arrive at better answers because we ask better questions. ​

From complexity comes simplicity. ​ From better thinking, better solutions.



Think big, create better

Are you a Project Manager passionate about using your skills to make an impact? Are you a big thinker who loves to find better solutions to difficult problems? Do you want to work on high profile projects in the rail industry such as TRU, Wales and Borders, and CrossRail?

The railway sector has always been one of our core sectors and because of our success in building and maintaining the railway, Amey Consulting has become an industry leader in Rail Design consultancy services. With a growing team of 550+ staff, working across our 12 Rail design offices throughout the UK we are continuing to add to our already extensive and impressive list of project awards.



The Role

Due to increased workload we are seeking to recruit a Project Manager. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in the rail sector and be responsible for managing a portfolio of multi-disciplinary projects in accordance with the requirements of the Project quality plans.

As a Project Manager at Amey Consulting, you’ll see your work from early design to the very end result, and every project will be different from the last. You’ll feel inspired to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to thrive and we’ll help you shape your career whether through further qualification, learning new skills or whatever else you need to achieve your ambitions as part of our BIM Career path framework.



In a typical week you will:

  • 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



We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in suitable engineering discipline
  • 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 the rail sector with some experience in the management of design projects
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and meet targets
  • Supports and contributes to continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates developed communication and influencing skills
  • IOSH managing safely
  • Environmental awareness
  • Tool Box talk



In return:

Our rewards make us better people here at Amey Consulting. If you’re happy, you’ll think better. It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Amey Rewards Portal including healthcare, dental and childcare vouchers


What else is better about working for Amey?

Our success comes from a practical approach. We pride ourselves on solving complex challenges with original, real-world thinking, then turning it into a reality. Your solutions will have impact, making a genuine difference to people’s lives. It’s what makes a career with us unlike any other.

We value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be you, because your individuality is an asset. You’ll be surrounded by people who want you to thrive and embrace new challenges.

You’ll work in a team that is open-minded and where every idea will count. You’ll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You’ll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.

We don’t believe in typical: we believe a diversity of backgrounds and skills create the best environment and opportunities. It means we ask better questions to arrive at better answers because we learn from each other’s perspectives. And this means better outcomes for our clients our communities and ourselves.

 

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