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Senior Rail Project Manager

Job Profile

Our railways business provides rail engineering consultancy and advisory services through railway teams based in over 35 offices worldwide.
Our Altrincham and Manchester offices offers the opportunity to work with some of the rail industry leaders, helping you develop your technical skills and progress your career working on flagship projects in the north west.

We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care which comes from having a highly motivated and technically capable team.
You will be a part of the driving force behind this approach, setting future standards on your projects; we want our teams to finish projects with a sense of satisfaction, just the way our clients do.

We are a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

Over the years we’ve diversified into new markets and reinforced our presence in established ones. We have technical expertise across 12 core sectors supported by skills encompassing infrastructure finance, project and programme management and management consultancy. These business areas cover buildings, cost management, health and education, to power, transport, oil, gas, water and environment. It is this breadth of skills, services and global reach makes us one of the world's top players in delivering management, engineering and development consultancy solutions for our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

As the successful Rail Project Manager you will undertake a client facing role leading all phases of Project Management including: proposal development; budget and programme management; client interaction and overall delivery of a project to required scope and quality standards.
The projects range from early feasibility schemes to detailed design schemes direct to contractors.

Mott MacDonald work on high profile rail infrastructure projects within the UK and in Altrincham and Manchester we require an experienced Project Manager to work with us to deliver these multidisciplinary rail schemes using BIM technology

Our North West Rail team delivers schemes including Civil Engineering, Track, Signalling and Overhead Line design to a wide range of customers including Network Rail, Crossrail, Transport for the North, HS2 and contractors such as BAM Nuttall, Buckingham Group, Story Contracting, AMCO and Skanska.

You will be managing a variety of rail infrastructure projects including electrification, access for all, capacity and linespeed improvement and station projects. You will have the opportunity to develop your BIM knowledge and skills.
This is a challenging role which will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and progress within the company.

Candidate Specification

You will have the following essential academic, professional qualifications and experience:

- BEng & MSc or MEng in civil engineering or a rail related discipline
- Chartered, or approaching Chartered status (training and Mentoring can be provided for those working towards Chartered status)
- Experience of rail project management, within a consultancy environment
- Sound technical capability and familiarity with current industry standards
- Excellent commercial awareness and be familiar with standard terms and conditions such as NR3 and NEC professional services

Ideally you will have/be;
- a member of a recognised Project Management body, such as APM, or hold certificates in Lean or Prince
- extensive rail experience;
- be familiar with all aspects of design; and have proven experience leading teams.

Whilst experience in Civil Engineering or Permanent Way design is preferred, we will consider staff with experience in other areas of rail infrastructure or with a broad range of engineering skills.

Full training and support will be provided to you as the successful candidate to develop your career.
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