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Project Manager Rail

Programme and Project Management

Job Title: Project Manager                    
Location: London         
Closing Date: 22nd June 2021    

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. 

The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our established and growing rail business. You will be part of a diverse collaborative team responsible for the successful delivery of our project and programme management commissions throughout the infrastructure lifecycle for major clients including Network Rail, HS2, Train Operators, TfL and others. There is also the potential to lead and support projects in other infrastructure sectors such as energy, water and aviation.

We are looking for a Project Manager with excellent technical knowledge and experience to join us and become an integral part of our London based team. You will bring a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions.

The role of a Rail Project Manager will be to drive, challenge and contribute to the successful delivery of complex strategic and operational rail projects using best practice PPM knowledge and advisory skills. 

Your typical activities will include:

•    Being the day-to-day project manager on a range of large and small infrastructure projects and programmes.
•    Working as part of a team to deliver commissions to a high standard of quality, and client satisfaction.
•    Ensuring commissions are delivered to a high standard of quality, and client satisfaction.
•    Identifying and mitigating reputational and commercial risks to Arup.

Requirements and skills

You will be able to demonstrate your understanding, skill, and experience in the following areas:

•    An interest in working in the rail sector and a two to five years of transferable or actual rail sector work experience.
•    Knowledge of project and / or programme management.
•    Being in a team managing smaller low risk projects and / or programmes and be able to demonstrate how your contributions made a difference.
•    Able to assess real world project scenarios in line with your experience and plan a course of action that will deliver the required project outcomes.
•    Able to get work done through others by chasing the project team to complete actions.
•    Has a developing professional network.
•    You will also be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

-    Involved in a project delivering digitally enabled change.
-    Involved in the development or delivery of advisory services to client.
-    Aware of the objectives of sustainable development.

People Skills

You will be able to demonstrate to following people skills:

•    Shares the Arup corporate values.
•    Works collaboratively. Behaves more altruistically than egoistically.
•    Not asking permission to lead while seeking buy-in and respecting the needs for proper governance.
•    Confident communicator both written and verbal.
•    A proven ability to influence peers and Managers.
•    Self-Awareness understanding your own development areas and biases.
•    Aware of own impact on others and shows behaviours that support equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Technical skills and qualifications

•    NVQ Level Three or equivalent.
•    An interest in becoming a Chartered professional in relevant profession.
•    Working towards achieving professional qualifications in Project and Programme Management e.g. AMP PFQ & PMQ.

Rewards and benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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