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Project Manager

London, United Kingdom; Chippenham, United Kingdom
Project Management

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Job Description

Siemens Rail Automation is recruiting for a Project Manager to join our growing Control Systems team in Chippenham or London. The role will lead the delivery of a specified portfolio of railway control systems projects. This will involve the management of all project Application Engineering, Installation and Testing and Commissioning activities and delivery of all systems designed to meet the needs of the contract on time and within budget.

What are my responsibilities?
  • Interface with the Sales and Marketing Team and, as required, manage the preparation of SRA Tenders. This shall include the development of project specific execution strategies designed to meet the Client's needs and the SRA business objectives
  • 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 Company 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 Company 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 PM shall ensure that regular audits are undertaken to ensure that the systems are in use and are effective
  • Ensure the implementation of Quality Assurance throughout the Project Lifecycle through effective implementation of the Siemens Quality Assurance process
  • 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 / Alliance and SRA 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
  • Lead day to day communication between the project team and the clients (and Alliance partners, if applicable), 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
  • Work with the Senior Project Manager and Director, Control Systems to manage and control the commercial aspects of the contract
  • Ultimately the PM shall be fully accountable to the Senior Project Manager and Director, Control Systems for the timely and safe handover of the project meeting SRA business objectives as defined in the SRA Contracted scope of supply
What do I need to qualify for this job?
  • Experience of managing capital investment projects involving a high degree of Client interface (essential)
  • Experience of delivery of Rail Control Systems or Signalling projects or multi-disciplinary Rail projects through the full project life cycle (all - preferable, single - preferable)
  • Preparation of Proposals, Tenders and contract negotiations through to Award (essential)
  • Management of multidisciplinary project teams (essential)
  • Development and implementation of innovative project execution strategies (essential)
  • Management of Project Control function covering Planning, Estimating, Financial Control and commercial management disciplines (essential)
  • 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 (essential)
  • Proven ability to lead and drive a multi-disciplinary project team, ensuring delivery of all contractual outputs to cost and to plan (essential)
  • 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 (essential)
  • Commercial awareness and aptitude – able to contribute to commercial and contractual issues, drawing upon past experience with railway / engineering contracts (essential)
  • Exposure to a highly regulated engineering industry, of which some time should have been in a project role
  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, possibly supported by a second degree in a management discipline
  • APM accredited or equivalent
About us
We’re Siemens.  A collection of over 372,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them.   We have offices across the UK, full of talented individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?
We’re excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens.  Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.
We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role.  We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do I need to know?
The benefits package for this role includes not only a generous base salary, but an annual bonus.  We know that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.
If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what’s right for the world by employing the people who live in it.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

Job ID: 100463

Organisation: Mobility

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time





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