Assistant Project Manager
Job DescriptionAssistant Project Manager
What are my responsibilities?
Safe delivery of projects to the 'as sold' specification meeting the project objectives within the agreed timescales and budget delivering the required margin, whilst ensuring that the Business Management System is complied with throughout the project lifecycle
Interface with functional line management to define and mobilise the necessary resources required for the execution of the project, thereafter leading and coordinating the activities of the project team
Preparation and maintenance throughout the project of a comprehensive Project Management Plan, as a live document. This will detail the project implementation procedures in line with the Business Management System and the 'as sold' Project Execution strategy
Leading the implementation of effective Safety and Environmental management of the project ensuring that each of the project delivery functions has systems in place to cover their safety responsibilities. The APM shall ensure that regular audits are undertaken to ensure that the systems are in use and are effective
Lead day to day communication between the project team and the clients, establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship
Responsibility for managing the Contractual Scope of Supply throughout the Project Lifecycle through the implementation of the Change Management Process and the approval of any changes to scope, base lined programmes and budgets
Monitor progress against the project programme and budget, identifying and mitigating adverse trends through effective corrective management action
Monitor and report project progress and status throughout the project lifecycle ensuring timely and accurate reports are prepared as required by the Client / SRI in accordance with the Project Reporting and Review Process. This includes: Project Planning and Earned Value based progress analysis and reporting, Resource Management, Risk analysis and management, Proactive Issue Management, Detailed Financial analysis and control, Commercial Management of both Head Contract and Subcontracts
Ensure the implementation of Quality Assurance throughout the Project Lifecycle through effective implementation of the SRI Quality Assurance process
Work with the Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Director, Control Systems to manage and control the commercial aspects of the contract
What do I need to qualify for this job?
Experience of managing capital investment projects involving a high degree of Client interface
Management of multidisciplinary project teams
Development and implementation of project execution strategies
Management of Project Control function covering Planning, Estimating, Financial Control and commercial management disciplines
Excellent communication and presentation skills - ability to deliver key messages efficiently and effectively, tailoring the approach to the audience as appropriate, in order to promote action
Proven ability to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary project team, ensuring delivery of all contractual outputs to cost and to plan
Project Management skills - strong understanding of the hard and soft aspects of programme management. Possess high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to build consensus
Commercial awareness and aptitude - able to contribute to commercial and contractual issues, drawing upon past experience with railway / engineering contracts
Exposure to a highly regulated engineering industry, of which some time should have been in a project role
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