Project Manager

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Job Description

Job Description

Location: Podium, London and/or Project Collaboration offices.

Salary Base salary: £53,850 pa to £67,300 (London) depending on skills and experience. In addition, we offer flexible benefits fund of 20% which is paid on top base salary and is fully pensionable, as well as a range of competitive benefits – check them out in the Benefits section on our website.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

This job advertisement covers multiple roles and locations within Rail Systems (Track, High Voltage Power, Overhead Catenary System, Mechanical & Electrical Systems, Signalling, Telecoms, Depot and Integration). We are looking for talented project managers from all disciplines to lead delivery across the railway systems portfolio. As a Project Manager for Rail Systems delivery project(s) at HS2 you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the contract(s) to time, budget, scope and quality. You will manage the conclusion of the procurement process, preparation for contract award and delivery of the works. You will be joining the Directorate at an exciting time as we move through the final stages of procurement and into contract award. The scope of the contracts will bring innovative technology to the UK railway and support delivery of this transformational project.

The Systems Delivery Team within HS2 are preparing for the award of Railway Systems contracts and are growing over the next 6 months to ensure we are ready to successfully deliver these contracts.
We are looking for candidates with appropriate Railway Systems Project Management experience to join the team to manage the delivery of these contracts and/or directly manage integration of projects.

As a Project Manager for Rail Systems delivery project(s) at HS2 you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the contract(s) to time, budget, scope and quality. You will manage the conclusion of the procurement process, preparation for contract award and delivery of the Phase One. You will be joining the Directorate at an exciting time as we move through the final stages of procurement and into contract award. The scope of the contracts will bring innovative technology to the UK railway and support delivery of this transformational project

About the role:

•    To be responsible for providing project management support to one or more of the Rail Systems Senior Project Managers / Heads of Delivery for their allocated project.
•    To be responsible for supporting in the successful delivery of Railway Systems objectives outcomes.
•    Interface with relevant Railway Systems stakeholders, for their particular project, as required
•    To support the monitoring of the change generated from both the Construction/Delivery teams is appropriately managed; including scope changes and cost changes that impact on the affordability of the project, escalating issues to the Senior Project Managers/ Head of Delivery as required
•    To support robust reporting on the progression of their project deliverables to the Senior Project Manager/ Head of Delivery and more broadly within the Railway systems programme at any required forums / panels, on a routine and ad hoc basis
•    To support the Senior Project Manager / Head of Delivery for ensuring that project plans are developed, maintained and analysed in order to identify and mitigate delivery risks
•    To support the Senior Project Manager / Head of Delivery in identifying and ensuring that appropriate mitigating actions are implemented to address potential milestone slippages and escalating issues as required
•    To be activity involved in the integrated HS2 team, including matrixed team members and any agency staff or consultants, providing day to day co-ordinating to deliver project and / or contract requirements to the agreed schedule.
•    To manage the package contractor(s) to ensure successful delivery of the project to time, budget, scope and quality.
•    To ensure the project is successfully integrated with other related HS2 and Network Rail projects.
•    To undertake the duties of the Project Manager under an NEC3 contract.
•    Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About You:

Skills: 
•    Project management – the ability to develop, plan and integrate projects to optimise target costs and project benefits.
•    Problem solving – identifying problems and reviewing related information to manage the development and evaluation of options and the implementation of solutions. This includes the management and planning of multiple workstreams, considering the competing demands of stakeholders, cost, time and quality.
•    Decision quality – identifying the necessary information, managing the gathering and synthesising of that information, facilitating the identification of options and the application of judgement based on logic and reason.
•    Clear direction – analysing inputs, assessing data, defining strategies and documenting supporting rationales.
•    Influencing and negotiating skills – including internal functions and external supply chain partners.

Knowledge:
•    Project management knowledge aligned to the level of APM Project Manager.
•    Understanding of risk identification and management.
•    Understanding of project schedule management, dependencies and risk assessment.
•    Understanding of the complexities of delivering projects with multiple interfaces.
•    Degree level qualification or equivalent NVQ in project management, engineering, commercial management or the equivalent experience.
•    Knowledge of railway systems would be advantageous.

Type of Experience: 
•    Experience of managing high value, complex projects.
•    Experience of the project lifecycle from pre-contract award through to design, installation, testing and commissioning.
•    Experience of working across functions and disciplines to deliver objectives.
•    Experience of managing people directly and in a matrix environment.
•    Experience of managing delivery through external contractors and/or suppliers.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. In a further development of our efforts to create a more diverse workforce, your CV will be anonymised and personal information will be removed during the first stage of the application review. This removes bias from the process and makes it even more important that you attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application ensuring you include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

Any applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

About Us

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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