Assistant Project Manager (Design)
Amey Consulting are working on various intricate and challenging Rail design projects throughout the UK, including Wales and Borders, TRU, Midland Mainline, 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 350+ staff, working across our 12 Rail design offices across the UK we are continuing to add to our already extensive and impressive list of project awards. We also support people in their need to work flexibly, to fit around any lifestyle need.
Due to increased workload we are seeking to recruit an Assistant Project Manager. You will be at the forefront of managing a portfolio of multidisciplinary or single discipline projects in accordance with the requirements of the Project Quality Plans; and to deliver or exceed the Company's agreed financial expectation for the projects portfolio in terms of value, margin and cash.
This role will offer the opportunity for the right candidate to innovate and use the latest technology to develop themselves and the projects they work on. We are continuously working hard to collaborate with clients and sub-contracts to ensure we are successful in the objective of improving the world we live in.
What will the role involve?
You will assist the Project Manager/Senior Project Manager with:
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
What are we looking for?
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
About Amey Consulting
At Amey Consulting you have a unique opportunity to bring truly ground-breaking work to life by working alongside market-leading consultants in a practical infrastructure environment.
You will be surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges, who also care about your job satisfaction and well-being.
You’ll be stretched but always supported to bring out the better in you and to create better places for everyone.
We believe that we are what we do.
It’s more than just wanting to do better.
At Amey we’re proud to be the better.