Senior Project Manager - Rail - London

19 Apr 2019
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Project Manager - London - Rail

The Exciting Opportunity:

If you’re an experienced Senior Project Manager and ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on.

We are seeking to locate a career minded Senior Project Manager to support the Rail team on on-going large-scale Rail Projects in London. It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows.

Our team is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with our blue-chip clients in the Rail sector delivering their most important projects.

Overview of Role:

To manage the delivery of high profile, multi-faceted projects within the constraints of agreed budget, programme and quality criteria, ensuring successful outcomes are achieved.
To be directly accountable for delivery and provide leadership of large, integrated project teams to ensure that projects meet customer expectations.


• Programme and Project Management.
• Communicates Effectively.
• Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation & Quality


• Contribute to the development and delivery of the capital programme, providing professional / technical expertise to support short and long term operational priorities and customer needs, in line with legislation, policy and environmental outcomes.
• Provide high level advice and support to resolve local issues and incidents, ensuring that decisions are made on sound technical grounds in line with best practice and required standards & timeframes.
• Monitor progress of work, identify risks in the delivery of priorities and implement timely resolution of issues, to ensure appropriate reallocation of time, finance and effort and enhancement of the service.
• Provide good quality management reporting on service delivery, to support the planning of operational work, inform business decisions and provide a sound basis from which to communication with and influence internal / external partners.
• Lead or support project teams to achieve well planned and managed integrated solutions that progress effective change and improvement in the organisation and support the best environmental outcomes.
• Establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external partners to understand and influence their activities and promote and enhance the client goals and reputation.
• Provide effective leadership to health & safety matters by actively promoting health & safety awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices.
• Manage the feasibility and business case development process ensuring efficient delivery of funding approvals.
• Experience will be required/desirable in the following areas: option analysis, outline design, economic appraisal and report writing. The PM will require sufficient understanding to be able to: prepare accurate project briefs, review Supplier project plan responses (cost, methodology, programme), prepare contract award documentation and quality review and finalise business case products/reports.
What You have to Offer:

• Be familiar with Network Rail Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) processes and staged gateways
• Knowledge and Experience of Railways or Transport or Rail Related Delivery Environments
• Life-Cycle Delivery Experience
• Experience of working on Network Rail Projects

Professional Qualifications:

• APM or equivalent
• PRINCE2 (Practitioner status or equivalent desirable)

Educational Requirements:

• Educated to degree or equivalent in an engineering or construction discipline.


ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit:

What We Offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

• PMI and Income Protection
• Highly competitive salary
• Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell
• One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Pension matched, up to 8%
• Interest free Season Ticket Loan
• Life Assurance
• Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
• Long Term Service Awards
• Discretionary Bonus
• Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make
• Opportunity to invest in the Arcadis staff discounted share scheme

At Arcadis, we trust our teams to create their own work-life balance. It means we always welcome people who want or need a flexible career. We’re proud of the diverse ways of working that thrive in our community as a result.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across...

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