Project Principal - Rail

Last updated 26 days ago
Location:England
Job Type:Full Time

Mott MacDonald is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. We are a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of projects, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace

Our Buildings & Infrastructure Unit are seeking a Project Principal (Project Director) to take a key role in the divisional Rail Civils business. The Project Principal will have significant involvement in managing and developing the team as well as being actively involved in project delivery, developing business and growing customer relationships.
In order to deliver high quality, cost effective and tailored solutions, you will be professionally qualified, have demonstrable experience of successful project team management, possess a strong technical background as well as having proven customer relationships skills.

As a Project Principal (Project Director), you will report to the Divisional Infrastructure Lead taking a pivotal position in growing the Rail Civils team, being primarily based in Croydon & London. You will support and contribute to developing the business as well as having management and technical responsibilities. In addition, you will have a key role in contributing to development of the wider divisional Civils Infrastructure team (around 100 people) based in the South East.


Key elements of the Project Principal role are:

* Network Rail Account
o fostering & enhancing relationships with Network Rail teams in the region
o collaborating with other MM business units in growing this account
o expanding a forward order book
* Growing the Rail Civils Portfolio
o actively involved in business development
o driving preparation of bids & proposals
o developing and growing positive customer relationships
o growing the team and expanding skills & capability
o strong professional commercial & contractual experience
* Technical Excellence
o Mentor Mott MacDonald CRE and CEM roles within the region
o Engage in growing rail civils technical expertise
o Expand the regional rail civils team
o Management of multidisciplinary teams.
* Successful Project Delivery
o directing the planning, design & implementation of projects
o planning & managing budgets and resource requirements
o managing a portfolio of projects
o meeting required standards of quality, cost and programme
o delivering commercially successful projects complying with governance
* Positive Leadership & Management
o providing technical expertise
o developing the careers, abilities and performance of team members
o proactive approach to project and management issues
o providing positive leadership in Health & Safety
o ensuring compliance with corporate governance

As a successful Rail Civils Project Principal (Project Director), you will have a track record of growing rail business, developing people and delivering rail civils projects to quality, budget and timescales. You will be technically and commercially strong and have previously managed a number of projects simultaneously.

Candidate specification:

* Degree qualified in Civil Engineering
* Chartered/Incorporated Engineer (ICE or IHT)
* Experience of winning & delivering Network Rail projects
* Demonstrable successful record in designing, managing and delivering rail civils projects (including Network Rail procedures & processes)
* Undertaken CRE or CEM roles
* Proven experience of developing, building & managing design teams
* Experienced in managing staff performance
* Experience of planning and monitoring project programmes to budgets and resources ensuring delivery to time and financial parameters
* Sound experience of preparation and management of fee proposals and submissions