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As a Project Manager at HS2 you will successfully deliver projects through the management of the client, the supply chain and other internal and external stakeholders.

This role will aid in the design, vision and strategy for the delivery for the infrastructure programme and ensure delivery according to time, cost, quality, safety & environmental specifications.

About the role:

  • Manage a broad programme strategy, procurement, development through to delivery and handover by setting individual objectives, reviewing performance/appraisals and providing on-going feedback on a formal & informal basis so that all project managers are aware of what they are required to achieve
  • Set, agree and control budgets for specific projects, and agree escalation points, key milestones, and time, cost quality and safety targets to ensure that objectives are achieved in line with programme plans
  • Within agreed authority levels, negotiate, procure and authorize all major project contracts and variations and approve and authorize all payment to meet value for money criteria.
  • Take an operational lead on interfaces with all external and internal stakeholders relating to project areas/disciplines managed
  • Report project progress (including progress reports and papers) to the Contract Board, Programme Board, and other similar Boards as required
  • Oversee the risk management for projects managed, and take lead...

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  • Oversee the risk management for projects managed, and take lead on audits and independent reviews undertaken by others
  • Provide direct input to communications, press and media for internal and external stakeholders by collaborating with the Communications Directorate
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key customers, including contractors, and key stakeholders in order to resolve issues quickly
  • Manage and oversee the budget and programme baselining activities required in your sector on behalf of the Senior Project Manager
  • Support the development and procurement of large contracts from inception through to contract award, including the assimilation of Works Information, drafting contract requirements and supporting PQQ and ITT processes.


About You:

  • Experience of project management techniques and knowledge of their implementation in a commercial environment, in particular change management processes.
  • Experience in programme planning and base lining activities over a large portfolio of work.
  • Project management experience supported by a suitable qualification
  • Experience of working on a multi-disciplinary project.
  • Experience of pre-contract development and procurement activity.
  • Ability to engage with, influence, and manage internal and external stakeholders.

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.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2) 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 is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Project Management
Birmingham, United Kingdom Show on map
Post date
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