Senior Rail Project Manager

Last updated 14 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

As a Senior Rail Project Manager, you will be responsible for delivering highly complex infrastructure projects for our client, Network Rail. This is a client facing role, including leading all aspects of Mott MacDonald's involvement including scheme, proposal development; budget and programme management; client interaction and overall delivery to the required scope, budget, programme and quality standards. You will collaborate with our design team personnel who are based across offices in Scotland, the UK and Ireland, and internationally.

Our Scottish Rail team is growing and delivers schemes including Civil Engineering, Track, Signalling, Telecoms and Overhead Line design to a wide range of customers including Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Strathclyde Passenger transport, Scotrail Abellio and contractors such as Story, BAM Nuttall, AMCO, Stobart and Balfour Beatty.
As well as a strong and growing workload in Scotland (we have recently secured three new major rail schemes including the Fife and Borders Electrification scheme and the redevelopment of Waverley Station. Mott MacDonald also work on high profile rail infrastructure projects across the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Our Senior Rail Project Manager will have the opportunity to work with us on both Scottish and other nationally significant projects.

This is a challenging role which will give you the opportunity to assist the development of the project management discipline and progress within the company.

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

  • Proven experience leading in a project management capacity
  • A member of a recognised Project Management body, such as APM, or hold certificates in Lean or Prince;
  • Chartered Engineer status
  • Extensive rail experience including delivering successful projects for Scottish Rail customers
  • Familiar with all aspects of design and have proven experience leading & supporting teams
  • Sound technical capability and familiarity with current industry standards and clients including Network's Rail GRIP processes
  • Experience with standard terms and conditions such as NR3, D&B and NEC professional services
  • Programme development and management ideally Primavera P6
  • Excellent commercial management awareness.

Whilst experience in Civil Engineering, Electrification 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.

Our railways business provides rail engineering consultancy and advisory services through railway teams based in over 35 offices worldwide. Our Glasgow office 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 Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

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.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

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Flexible working
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.