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Project Director

  1. Transportation
  2. United Kingdom, West Midlands, Derby, Manchester
R-110624

AtkinsRéalis Transportation Project Delivery Practice (PDP) is the centre of excellence for the delivery of Major Transportation infrastructure projects and combines the best in project management and design management to provide a full suite of services to clients in the public and private sectors.  The team is responsible for delivery of design services across our Strategic Rail, Strategic Highways and Local Transport Markets.   

We have several exciting vacancies within the Strategic Highways and Local Transport team within PDP and are seeking to recruit experienced Project Directors to join our Project Delivery Practice based in Epsom, Birmingham or Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity for Project Directors looking to be accountable for the successful delivery of the portfolio of projects in the respective regions, whilst influencing the growth and development of the wider project management team.

This is an excellent opportunity for talented individuals who want to take the next step in their leadership career, taking overall accountability for the performance and delivery of projects from inception through to completion. You will be an established Project Director within the Highways and/or Local Transport market sector; this role offers the chance of career development and experience expansion across a wide range of challenging and exciting projects. The position is likely to combine agile working from our offices with time at client offices and sites. 

Our need to recruit comes from the success of our Transportation division and our pipeline and expected growth across the United Kingdom.

The Project Directors in this team directly influence the lives of people across the UK by improving their passenger experience, making their journeys better and by making the country a greener place to live. Our transportation portfolio is growing, and we have a wide client base including HS2, Highways England, Network Rail and Local Authorities as well as several Principal Contractors.

Working with the support of the wider project management and engineering teams, you will be accountable for delivering schemes to budget and schedule and quality standards and be the main point of contact with our clients on these projects.

This is a great opportunity for you to work and develop within an internationally renowned consultancy, working on a variety of projects where your talent and skills can be demonstrated. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Overall delivery accountability and project assurance of projects.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered safely.
  • Appointment of suitably competent Project Managers, who shall be responsible for the successful delivery of the projects and appointment of the delivery team, including Project Technical Lead and Project Technical Reviewer.
  • Assure that project reports are a true and accurate reflection of the project status and ensure that appropriate reviews take place.
  • Providing bid phase leadership as a Bid Director.
  • Ensure project management and contract administration through the project life cycle. 
  • Ensuring that there is a common understanding of requirements and scope, programme, costs, constraints, risk and interfaces across the team. 
  • Leading the wider project team – building, motivating, maintaining, coaching, guiding, and developing the team. 
  • Communicating, liaising, and engaging with the client on a project-by-project basis. 
  • Ensure delivery of projects in accordance with governance arrangements for projects within corporate and business policies, directives, guidance, and procedures to ensure a robust outcome. 
  • Ensure that projects are delivered to clients’ requirements for Health, Safety, Environmental and Welfare, Technical Quality, Cost, and Schedule Management of Risk (and Opportunity) for the project from inception through to completion. 
  • Mentoring and developing of Project Managers and other team members, as required. 

Requirements: 

  • You are likely to have extensive experience of multi-disciplinary infrastructure project delivery experience. Ideally with a Project Management/Engineering background, with design management, project management and contract administration experience within the Highways and/or Local Transport market sector.
  • Experience of undertaking accountable Project Manager roles on multidisciplinary design projects (>£2M design fees per annum).
  • APM PMQ (or equivalent) recognised level of competence in Project Management – desirable. 
  • Understands and has experience in deploying various forms of construction contract, in particular NEC3 or 4 and/or bespoke forms of contract. 
  • Understanding of National Highways Standards.
  • Understanding of BIM. 
  • Current driving licence. 

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

AtkinsRéalis, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

Some roles 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. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. 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.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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