Project Manager (Engineering)

Job reference: SYS-5755

Location 134 Edmund Street
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Projects
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing Date 29/11/2019
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Project Manager (Engineering)

Job reference: SYS-5755

Project Manager – Engineering

6 month fixed term contract

Central Birmingham

Competitive package and benefits

This is a fantastic time to join West Midlands Trains as we embark on your new franchise to improve our passenger’s journeys. As part of the wider Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains Ltd, operates as a joint venture - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, delivering over 1,300 safe and reliable services per day for more than a 60 million passengers per year.  Since the start of our franchise in 2017 we have been committed to improving our services, investing a whopping £1 billion into the region’s network, £18million in the development of all our workforce.

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager to lead on a number of key high profile projects within the Engineering function.to ensure that the projects are on track, monitored and delivered on time and on budget with reporting and detail available.  With excellent written and verbal communication skills you will be able to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines.  You will have the ability to influence effectively with peers and the wider business teams and to establish a course of action and deliver win-win outcomes and complete objectives.   You will bring a strong customer focus and excellent data interpretation skills and Project Management experience within a highly regulated and unionised environment

In return we are looking for an individual with the following skills:

  • Expertise in Project Delivery particularly in complex environments
  • Proven experience of delivering change in a complex business environment
  • Qualified in either: PRINCE2, APMP or PMIBOK (desirable)
  • Certified member of a professional body – APM, PMI (desirable)
  • Good general knowledge of the Railway or similar transport industry
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and practices appropriate to the service delivery sector, e.g. British Standards, Railway Group Standards, Network Rail Line standards.
  • Experience in developing, managing and delivering technology-based design solutions
  • Successful track record of development and design in a Transportation (Rail orientated) environment within the context of a professional services provid

In addition to a competitive salary, West Midlands Trains offer a wealth of benefits including free first class travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help you further your career with West Midlands Trains and a competitive pension scheme.