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Project Manager - Rail

  • Job reference: TR-002823
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Birmingham
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. They build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins have a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others follow and to deliver the future of mobility today. 

Atkins’ Transportation is our centre of excellence for the design of rail and highway infrastructure projects. We aim to be the designer of choice for Network Rail, highway authorities, contractors and developers. We are working on a number of high profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cross Rail, East West Rail, Midland Mainline Electrification, HS2, Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade and Smart Motorways programme and related projects. 

The Rail business of Atkins is looking to recruit a number of Project Managers with a range of experience to join our Project delivery practice delivering £ Multi-Million rail infrastructure projects. The roles will include managing experienced design and delivery teams within our Transportation division and will primarily be based in the Midlands. 

Our Project Delivery practice within our Transportation division provides support and guidance to the whole of Transportation in project management, project controls and quality and technical assurance. Project Delivery leads on our portfolio of major projects within both Strategic Rail & Highways. This includes functional leadership and standards for how we govern our projects. 

• We are seeking candidates able to demonstrate a high level of project management capability for their experience bands, who can ensure delivery to time and budget on large and complex design projects and groups of smaller projects. 
• You will be a project manager with a proven track record in the UK infrastructure engineering sector, preferably in delivering multi-disciplinary projects and have experience of managing design programmes demonstrating proven abilities to build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders. 
• The appointed candidates will have a track record of successful delivery on a wide portfolio of projects. 

• Experience of managing design programmes and administering construction contracts would be advantageous. 
• We are looking for candidates with experience of delivering high complexity Major Projects and we would welcome applications from high achievers from sectors such as Rail/Transportation, Construction, Petrochemical, Nuclear, Automotive, Defence (Command & Control) or similar with a transferable skill set. 


The successful applicant will possess the following attributes: 
• Extensive project management experience with a proven track record in delivering highly complex engineering/construction projects in a timely and safe manner. 
• Well developed leadership, communication, negotiating, influencing and inter-personal skills, with the drive and commitment to achieve project objectives. 
• Commitment to provide inspirational safety leadership and ability to deliver high standards on health and safety. 
• Experience leading projects under a range of Contract types.
• Proven track record in establishing and building relationships with suppliers, client/contractors and internal stakeholders. 

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training, development and mentoring activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

Join us in this role and you can take your Transportation career so much further. We offer the opportunity to work across different disciplines, in different UK offices and even to take up international or client-based secondments. You won’t just be helping to shape the world of tomorrow; you’ll be shaping your own future too. We’ve got a lively culture where people from a diverse range of backgrounds support and inspire each other to achieve great things. So alongside excellent rewards and benefits, you’ll enjoy being part of a team that builds strong bonds both in and out of work!

We are passionate about collaborative working. Our people build lasting relationships.

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 make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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