Project Manager

Fusion People Ltd
Guildford, Surrey
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My highways client are currently recruiting for a number of Project Managers to work on various major highways schemes. These are fantastic opportunities to be a part of £multi-billion projects. If this position isn't the right level for you please contact me regarding other positions we have!

Working within RIP:

Regional Investment Programme (RIP) is responsible for the delivery of major schemes, to meet the performance outcomes and outputs in the 5-year Roads Investment Strategy (RIS). The 5-year investment increases the rate of project delivery to three times the current Programme, and requires my client to work in different ways to be more efficient and effective and achieve agreed efficiency savings.

RIP develops projects identified through the RIS from identification of options, through planning and statutory processes, acquisition of the land on which to construct the road, and finally through construction phases leading to road opening and handover into operation.

Duties and responsibilities:

The project manager, operating within the agreed reporting structure, is responsible for:

Developing and drafting concise business cases, with clear benefits. Presenting business cases, feasibility and design proposals with solid recommendations and solutions to gain funding approval.
Agreeing key project milestones, scope, acceptable risks and priorities with the Programme Manager, ensure appropriate plans and governance is in place to achieve successful stage gate reviews.
Accountable for project cost base, proactively manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly review.
Proactively challenge delivery partners to look for innovative approaches to delivering enhanced customer experience, reduce delivery timescales and costs. Identifying best practice and sharing lessons learnt across peers to improve overall business performance.
Identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies. Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary.
Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders. Ensure regular checkpoints take place to build trust, update on progress, and address any concerns.
Manage project resource, building capability to enhance individual and team performance. Mentor and coach others within the project team
Responsibility for proactively driving the day-to-day planning, progress and monitoring of the project, managing project risks and the development of contingency plans.
Applying robust project management and change control principles.


You will currently be working in a Project Manager position and have experience working in the highways sector.

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