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10 months ago
Murphy Group
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Building Services
Category: Management Jobs
Assistant Project Manager – Rail

Based Greater Manchester, North West with travel

Main Purpose of Role

To assist the Design Manager in developing a high volume of schemes from initial concept (remit) to approved design ready for construction (AFC). The team, led by the Design Manager, is responsible for all GRIP2-5 activities during scheme development and involve the planning and undertaking of site surveys, development of design through optioneering, approval in principle (AIP) and detailed design. The ultimate aim for the team is to provide safe, buildable, practical and economic designs for the Client to a high standard of professional competence and in compliance with Company procedures and Client standards.

Key Responsibilities

* Ensure that the work in the team is carried out in accordance with Company procedures and that a high level of professionalism is maintained

* Assist in the management of external design teams on behalf of the Design Manager, ensuring they achieve targets and milestones set

* With the assistance of the Design Manager, work to and maintain the contract programme ensuring key milestones are achieved

* Ensure that commercial change is captured and reported to the Client at the earliest opportunity by liaising with the Design Manager and QS

* Plan, programme and resource site surveys in accordance with the designer's specification

* Prepare site paperwork associated with survey works in accordance with Company SHESQ procedures and policies (WPP's, TBS's, Risk Assessments, ALO Plans etc)

* Liaise with and obtain quotes from sub-contractors for specialist work items, in accordance with Company procurement procedures

* Assist the estimator in producing estimates to undertake design and survey works

* Liaise with key stakeholders associated with the scheme at an early stage to understand their requirements and expectations

* Prepare site land access strategies for schemes and submit to the Client

* Liaise with the Client's land agents to ensure agreements with third party land owners are made in advance and appropriate to the requirements of schemes

* Liaise with internal Company environmental team to understand environmental constraints and mitigation on schemes

* Undertake site visits when appropriate. These will be fairly regular and will involve road and/or train travel to areas of the LNW route between London Euston, Birmingham, West Midlands (County) and Preston

* Assist the CRE in the preparation of detailed designs in accordance with Client standards

Skills, experience & Qualifications

* Site Management or Site Engineer background is ideal for this role

* Proven civils construction experience, preferably in a railway environment

* Design management exposure

* Experience of working on Network Rail projects

* Experienced in preparing site paperwork

* Strong project management skills and confident when dealing with the Client and working with programmes

* Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Microsoft Project, and PDF editors

* Preferable to hold Sentinel PTS AC with ICI

* Preferable to hold SMSTS

* Flexible working approach and happy to travel

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