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Project Manager

  • Job reference: R-054252
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham

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Faithful+Gould is an international company with great strength and a culture of progression. Placing great emphasis on the training, development, and assessment of our staff, we provide cutting-edge expertise. Join us and you will benefit from a development programme across our Transportation Portfolio designed to ensure your career objectives are met in full.

We are looking for Assistant Project Managers / Project Managers to lead and support project teams and will be based in either our own offices in Birmingham, on site, our client’s offices, or from home, as best fits our client’s needs.

We are looking for a collaborative, motivated and individual to:

  • Provide effective delivery of project management services regionally across the Transportation sector.
  • Build successful working relationships with local and national transportation clients.
  • Provide support to the regional transportation management team in the growth of the sector regionally.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility, under minimum supervision, as NEC3 Project Manager for projects relating to rail including pre and post project controls.
  • Having leadership skills necessary to direct and manage the project team.
  • Being a good ambassador for Faithful+Gould, your profession, and the professional institution to which you belong. 
  • Providing guidance and technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings. 
  • Clear understanding of and competence in project commercial accountability. 
  • Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core competencies. 
  • Have an up-to-date and developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the work you do, and the law of the region or country in which you practice. 
  • Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives. 
  • Applying the principles of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisation's Policies. 
  • Developing your understanding of the organisation's Policy and arrangements for managing your own personal safety while at work. 
  • Complying with the Project Management toolkit. 
  • Managing the client relationship and service delivery on a commission or project basis in conjunction with senior colleagues. 
  • Understanding the clients' programme and project objectives. 
  • Assisting to generate repeat business. 
  • Assisting to develop new business opportunities. 
  • Enhancing your communication skills, particularly with customers, to reflect the organisation's values. 
  • Awareness of the professional and commercial implications of your work. 
  • Contributing towards project governance and fee management activities. 
  • Building on your understanding of Faithful+Gould and Atkins' service offering and promoting the benefits these bring to clients. 
  • Understanding of the wider Faithful+Gould and Atkins business, including appreciation of activities outside your own team/region, overall services offered and strategic objectives. 
  • Consciously monitoring how you interact with others, in accordance with the organisation's values. 
  • Contribute to bid preparation and winning work.
  • Mentoring trainee, assistant, and graduate colleagues. 

Requirements:

  • Member (or working towards membership) of a professional body (e.g. ICE, RICS or equivalent recognized institutional body.
  • Active involvement on several commissions/projects as Project Manager under the NEC form
  • Ideally experience of working with Local Authorities, or regional / national transport bodies.
  • Established knowledge and understanding of the component parts of a project and overall project management techniques.
  • Effective review of contracts documents including familiarity with contractual obligations, breaches, and remedies.
  • General knowledge of current legal and regulatory developments in respect of construction and associated law.
  • Possess sound technical health, safety, and environmental & Risk Management knowledge, applicable to the business and wider construction industry. 
  • Client facing experience, including working with clients on a commission/project basis in conjunction with senior colleagues.
  • Good awareness of the range of services provided by Faithful+Gould and Atkins.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to oversee a team on commissions/projects/programmes.
  • Confident, outgoing, with the drive to succeed and develop.
  • Full UK driving license and be willing to travel within region to support project delivery.

This role has excellent prospects for an individual who has a strong ambition to progress and enjoys working collaboratively within a vibrant team. As well as technical competence, we are looking for someone with the ability to think laterally, who possesses first class communication skills, has strong commercial awareness, and will provide an excellent service to our Clients.

Training:

You should possess a willingness to continue to develop your career through our structured training programme. Faithful+Gould provides a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents and also encourage Continuous Professional Development Activities. 
Rewards and Benefits:

Faithful+Gould offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Faithful+Gould recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and ability.