Senior Project Manager - Transport

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  • Location:

    Bristol, England

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £445 per day

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    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Senior Project Manager

6 Month Contract

Based in Bristol (Some remote working)

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Job Description

As the IPT Senior Project Manager you will use your knowledge and experience from other transport or control room projects to oversee, facilitate and develop the detailed plans needed to support the opportunity for the Cyber Division with a view to subsequently moving into a leading role to deliver the project.

Using your background from working on similar transport projects you will ensure that the IPT delivers work that aligns to the customer operational environment and that reflects their key role in delivering transport services.

This fast-paced and highly visible project requires energy and a flexible, proactive mind set to engage collaboratively across the business and into senior management. You will be required to maintain an ongoing master schedule as well as dependency logs, risk plans and costings that are linked to estimates and pricing data owned by the finance team and other functions.

Key Responsibility Areas

Responsible for maintaining an integrated project schedule with corresponding work packages and related documentation, accomplished by working closely with the teams to:

  • Collate plans and status reports to produce and maintain the master schedule.

  • Demonstrate and implement best practice for the development of work packages

  • Integrate work packages from across the IPT into a single schedule

  • Provide accurate logs of dependencies managed through the schedule

  • Maintain a log of requests for change and manage that change using due process to reduce volatility and ensure only approved changes cascade through the schedule

  • Produce and maintain corresponding resource forecasts from IPT inputs and align against the schedule to allow accurate costs to be determined for each work package based on the schedule

  • Work with the Risk Manager to maintain the opportunity risk log, and ensure that mitigations are captured as work packages within the schedule.

  • Ensure that the schedule aligns with the customer documentation and requirements, and is compliant with the required submissions for the opportunity

  • Collate information for, and co-ordinate lifecycle review meetings

  • Report spend against the approved budget for the IPT and ensure any extensions are authorised in good time

  • Work closely with the Bid function to ensure deliverables and plans are delivered on time and with the appropriate review and approvals having taken place

  • Engage in process improvement activities and co-ordinate the collation of lessons learned

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • A background in the transport sector working in communications, telemetry or AVL (vehicle location) projects, or experience in planning and delivering control room projects of significant complexity.

  • Able to produce clear proposals where requirements may be ambiguous and clear direction is required.

  • Exceptional track record in tracking and supporting software delivery / systems integration projects

  • Excellent understanding of tools used in project management such as MS Project, MS Excel and SAP, and able to use those tools extensively in this role

  • Valid passport and an ability to obtain Security Check (SC) security clearance (i.e. a Commonwealth citizen who has been resident in the UK for the last 5 years as a minimum)

  • Experience in co-ordinating resource forecasts, project budgets and finances

  • Project management qualification desirable