Assistant Project Manager

Job Type:Full Time


Cardiff, GB

Department Name

OW Wales Route Area Director (112515) G5

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Brief Description

As Project Management Assistant, you will support the project management team in the every day management of projects for which they are responsible, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Railway Group, Network Rail's company standards, and all current applicable legislation including CDM Regulations.

About the role (External)

The Key Accountabilities for this role are summarised as follows:

1.Work as part of a project team, assisting to deliver projects to time, cost and quality through various phases in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

2.Monitor and report programme and progress in accordance with project reporting systems and guidelines.

3.Develop and integrate, effective support systems to enable the Project Manager to manage and control change.

4.Process contractor possession and isolation applications so that they applications are complete and submitted to the prescribed time scales as directed.

5.Monitor contractor performance indicators and provide periodic progress reports.

6.Support the Project Management team in providing a safe working environment at all times during the execution of those projects under their responsibility.

7.Manage generic and site specific methods of working and supply risk assessments to agreed timescales.

8.Monitor so that HSQE risk assessments have been carried out by the contractor, and monitor compliance.

9. Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Some management experience including project management.

      Educated to HND/HNC or similar standard.

        HSQE awareness, issues and principles.


          Membership (or working towards membership of) the Association for Project Management.

            A degree or equivalent.

              Knowledge of safety, quality, environmental, commercial and financial aspects.

                Understanding of possession planning.

                How to apply (External)

                Salary: £26,000
                Closing date: 26/05/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
                Click 'apply now' to apply.

                This is a fixed term opportunity ending for 6 months, and has the potential to become permanent.

                We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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                All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

                Please note that it is envisaged that interview will take place on 2nd or 3rd of June. All candidates must be available for an interview on those dates.