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Senior Project Manager (Calvert and EWC)

Posted: 14 Aug 2019 Closes: 15 Aug 2019
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As a Senior Project Manager at HS2 you will be required to deliver assigned project sections successfully through the management of the client, the supply chain and other stakeholders; aiding in the design, vision and strategy for delivering the infrastructure programme whilst ensuring compliance to cost, quality, safety and environmental specifications

About the role:

  • Lead a team of Project Managers to direct and manage Area projects from broad programme strategy to delivery and handover by setting individual objectives, reviewing performance and providing ongoing feedback on a formal and informal basis, so all Project Managers understand objectives and requirements

  • Set, agree and control budgets for projects, and agree escalation points, key milestones, and time, cost quality and safety targets, to ensure objectives are achieved in line with programme plans

  • Negotiate, procure and authorise all major project contracts and variations, and approve and authorise all payments to meet value for money criteria

  • Lead interfaces with all external and internal stakeholders relating to project areas managed

  • Report project progress, including progress reports and papers, to the Contract Board, Programme Board and other similar boards

  • Oversee risk management for projects managed and take the lead on audits and independent reviews undertaken by other parties

  • Provide direct input to communications, press and media for internal and external stakeholders by collaborating with the Communications Team

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key customers, including contractors and key stakeholders, in order to enable quick resolution of issues.



About You:

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  • Previous experience within Construction or Project Management

  • Project management skills gained across a range of projects, with a sound understanding of project management principles and application

  • Experience of governance and assurance activities

  • Experience of working with complex joint ventures, alliances and stakeholder groups

  • Experience of governance and assurance activities

  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect


It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.


Other Information: Travel to Bicester twice a week


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