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Senior Project Manager

Highways England
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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National Highways currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project manager to join the Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) within our Major Projects (MP) directorate.

This role will lead the planning and delivery of a group of digital projects or a single large, complex project, managing the performance of project teams, external contractors and consultants and ensuring adherence to effective governance, quality assurance, health and safety, technical and specialist standards across the supply chain and Highways England, to ensure successful delivery of agreed project outcomes and acting in line with mandatory and delegated responsibilities.

The role will report to the A428 Programme Manager and assume responsibility for the implementation, embedment and alignment of various tools and methodologies to support the digital ambitions of the project, the CIP Programme and Major Projects Directorate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Alignment of A428 digital plans with Major Projects Digital by Default initiatives.
  • Implementation plan for A428 Reporting - including resolution of Chrysalis & Skanska process/systems/duplication
  • Implementation plan for other DbyD tools in alignment with business change planning - (REM & BIF )
  • Implementation plan for A428 O365 tenant - current & future.
  • Implementation plan for A428 CRM adoption & embedment - current (CIP CRM) & future (MP CRM).
  • Implementation plan for A428 Projectwise - current & future.
  • Implementation plan for any other Digital tools.

What you'll be leading on
  1. Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Programme Manager, Project Board and other key internal and external stakeholders, to ensure full mutual understanding of the projects' strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review project performance, and to agree solutions that resolve complex issues.
  2. Ensure full compliance with Highways England Portfolio, Programme and Project Management System, clarifying roles and responsibilities within the project delivery team, creating high quality baseline management products, producing timely and accurate reports, and creating and maintaining specified records.
  3. Lead the design of, agree and implement project plans, to ensure that all activities are appropriately organised to deliver project objectives, are appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes, and comply with Highways England Portfolio, Programme and Project Management System and locally defined procedures.
  4. Lead the identification and evaluation of risks, issues, dependencies and constraints associated with the projects, escalating where appropriate. Where necessary, develop, agree and implement solutions to overcome these.
  5. Promote continuous improvement and innovation across the project and programme team to ensure that work is conducted in manner that takes into consideration wider stakeholders, political nuance and the long-term strategic aims of Highways England.
  6. Plan and manage own Continued Professional Development to ensure continuing development of Project Management skills and awareness and understanding of industry best practices.

To be successful you'll need
  • Track record of managing teams to successful development of complex, medium/high risk projects or high profile projects.
  • Track record of managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.
  • Track record of managing business and/or value management cases for new projects through company defined governance, review and approval gates.
  • Track record of managing and maintaining agreed project plans and detailed stage plans in conjunction with delivery partners.
  • Strong evidence of commercial skills with proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver outcomes and drive value for money.

A bit about us

Responsible for some of the largest and complex 'Tier 1' projects of national significance. Our projects are in the Government Major Projects Portfolio due to their level of investment, complexity of stakeholder and political landscape and importance as elements of national infrastructure that will lead to economic growth.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisation

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.
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