Senior Project Manager
Your new role
National Highways have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the Regional Investment Programme (RIP) within the Major Projects (MP) directorate, in the South East of England.
This role will be working within the A47 programme were you will lead the planning and delivery of a group of 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 National Highways, to ensure successful delivery of agreed project outcomes and acting in line with mandatory and delegated responsibilities.
What you'll be leading on
- 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' or programmes strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review project performance, and to agree solutions that resolve complex issues.
- Ensure full compliance with National Highways Portfolio, Programme and Project Management System, clarifying roles and responsibilities within the projectand programme delivery teams, creating high quality baseline management products, producing timely and accurate reports, and creating and maintaining specified records.
- Lead the design of, agree and implement project and programme plans, to ensure that all activities are appropriately organised to deliver project objectives, are appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes, and comply with National Highways Portfolio, Programme and Project Management System and locally defined procedures.
- Lead the feasibility, design, and assessment work for proposed projects (including traffic modelling, environmental impact studies etc.) to inform the development of business cases and investment proposals (applicable to pre-construction).
- Contribute to the development of robust business cases, to clarify business benefits, quantify resource requirements and identify project interdependencies.
- Commission and manage the performance of delivery partners and expert consultancy support as appropriate, ensuring that project and programme objectives and requirements are clearly understood, setting clear expectations for health and safety management, time and cost; and taking appropriate remedial action where necessary.
- 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.
- Manage, lead and motivate the team of Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers, to ensure effective performance is delivered and to support their personal development.
- 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 National Highways.
- 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
- Experience of managing teams to successful development of complex, medium/high risk projects or high-profile projects.
- A track record of managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.
- To demonstrate experience of managing business and/or value management cases for new projects through company defined governance, review and approval gates.
- A 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.
- To demonstrate managing a project through the construction phase and project close out.
A bit about us
RIP is responsible for the development and delivery of junction improvements, bypasses, projects of National significance and major infrastructure projects. We deliver capital improvements that will help to grow the economy and deliver wider social benefits and improve infrastructure.
Why you should join us
At Highways England 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.