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Senior Project Manager

  • Job reference: TR-003102
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: London

As the digital world collides with our physical environment, we're facing a wave of opportunity to use our skills in new ways. Our team is seizing this opportunity to grow and shape the industry. We are a team of asset management professionals with rich and diverse professional and personal backgrounds, and we cover all parts of asset management, including strategic, tactical, operational, , and resilience advice together with technology strategy and delivery, asset performance analytics and GIS. 
The engagements we work on are varied, dynamic and stimulating, providing plenty of opportunity for new challenges and personal growth.
Digital asset management is one of Atkins’ priorities for growth, and Project Managers at senior and junior levels are required to support our existing portfolio of projects and provide capacity to grow the business. The people we’re seeking to employ will enjoy contributing across a portfolio of projects and will thrive in a busy, innovative and challenging environment. Whatever your level of experience you’ll be a technically excellent project manager with the skills to identify, analyse, manage, monitor and improve stakeholder relationships in order to target and deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.
You will be happy presenting to senior clients and delivering projects across a wide range of topics and industries. Initially you will be working with road and rail clients in a range of engagements related to asset management: by providing strategic direction in defining and implementing asset management policies and using data analysis tools to develop tactical work packages. Our markets are national road and rail administrations, local authorities, and PPP organisations in the UK and overseas. The focus of the role will be project delivery, with some support activities including project bidding.
The roles can be located at either our Birmingham or London offices. Regular travel to other UK offices and occasionally overseas may be required.

As a Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for:
• Co-ordinating both individual and teams of technical and engineering subject matter experts in the delivery of complex integrated projects and programmes
• Owning the delivery activities across the lifecycle from concept to in-service of the activities from both an SNCL Atkins and client perspective
• Establishing, building and maintaining relationships with key clients, suppliers, contractors & internal stakeholders
• Gaining commitment to action through consultation and consideration of impacts. 
• Creatively combining formal and informal communication channels in order to achieve the desired result.
• Developing the skills and expertise of junior staff.
• Supporting project bidding activities.
• Promoting company processes and policies, and ensuring adherence to safety, welfare, quality and environmental requirements.

• A proven track record in delivery of complex projects and programmes, including experience working within multi-disciplinary teams.
• Ability to lead a diverse team of asset management professionals and technology specialists delivering projects.
• Ability to work in a client facing environment, with good communication skills and engagement management experience.
• Well organised and confident, with enthusiasm for learning new skills and willingness to take on a variety of tasks.
• Able to establish and build relationships with clients, suppliers, contractors and internal stakeholders.
• Chartered professional status or nearing professional status with an appropriate organisation.
• Excellent verbal and written skills.

Digital and/or asset management project delivery experience in the transport sector
Familiarity with the DMRB or Network Rail Standards.
Awareness of asset management IT systems.
Awareness of PAS55 and ISO 55000 documentation.

We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the very forefront of our industry. Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress. You’ll gain experience on a diverse range of industry-leading projects, have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by colleagues in offices across the UK and the globe. You’ll benefit from our promotion-from-within policy and you’ll enjoy an exceptional rewards and benefits package including forward-thinking flexible working options to ensure that working with us works for you.

We offer flexible working and are committed to equal opportunities as we know from our experience that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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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