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Project Manager - Development (Birmingham based)

Requisition ID:  241491

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/01/2021

HS2 is a hugely important project for the country as it will generate economic opportunities for those communities and businesses between Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and beyond. HS2 will play an increasingly important part in the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery and this team is a key part of the engine to make this happen . Bechtel will provide expert engineering, environmental, engagement and project management support across Phase 2b. We focus on the delivery of Hybrid Bills and advice to HS2's client, the Department of Transport, to assist her Majesty's Government in making investment decisions.

Purpose of the Job:

To support the Senior Project Manager in implementing project level processes and activities that relate to the delivery of the baseline. Responsibilities involve delivering commercial management of the project including, but not limited to, monitoring of procurement, cost, finance, schedule, risk management, compliance with contractual terms, cost verification, project staffing registers / forecasts and the timely resolution of contract change.

2.           Principal Accountabilities (supporting the Employer in relation to):

·       Providing oversight of all commercial activities to check that Corporate Governance is adhered to.

·       Directing and providing functional oversight of cost, planning, risk, finance, procurement, cost verification and contract administration activities.

·       Overseeing the effective implementation of Project Control systems including cost, schedule and risk in accordance with project procedures. Developing, interpreting, and executing policy, objectives, and standards applicable to cost, schedule and risk activities.

·       Implementing and overseeing appropriate mechanisms and procedures to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions and to check the timely resolution of contract change.

·       Maintaining project staffing forecasts for Area Team.

·       Working with Area Managers and the Senior project Manager in the assessment of recovery and mitigation actions and making recommendations.

·       Undertaking or managing reviews and analysis of the schedule, cost and risk positions on behalf of the Area Manager.

·       Providing project specific cost, schedule and risk data to the Area Manager to support the overall programme reporting of schedule, scope, risk and change.

·       Coaching and supervising other project team members to maintain technical competence and consistency of administration within the project team and to check that actions or inactions which could result in trends or constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.

·       Checks and contracts within the project’s portfolio are administered within the requirements of the contract or applicable contract conditions.

·       Managing the development of recommendations to the Area managers, as work proceeds, on appropriate contractual and commercial actions in conformance with the requirements of the applicable contract conditions.

·       Monitoring Consultants for compliance with contract requirements for submissions of programme and cost data and forecasting.

·       Monitoring the Change Management System to check that the regular review and mitigation of trends takes place.

·       Deputise for the Senior Project Manager when required.

·       Co-operate with HS2 in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.

·       Act as a role model for HS2’s mission and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with HS2’s working culture, and encourage/support others to do so too.

·       Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.

·       Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put HS2 information or information systems at risk.

3.           Main challenges of the Job:

·       Supporting the project in relation to managing multiple relationships, internal and external to HS2, in a fast moving, dynamic and demanding environment. Providing leadership to the direct commercial team and commercially the overall Project Team through example, knowledge and ability to influence and in so doing encouraging project team members to work in accordance with requirements of corporate governance.

·       Being comfortable working at a detailed and strategic level and supporting this with the necessary written, numerical and verbal skills. Able to accept responsibility and accountability for all the Project commercial activities through the full life cycle.

4.           Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external):

·       Key working relationships include:

  •   Reporting to the Senior Project Manager
  • Liaising with cost engineers, planners and contract administration staff .

5.           Person specification:

·       Degree in Engineering, Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Construction Management or equivalent experience.

·       Construction experience on a large-scale project is desirable.

·       Knowledge of contract administration, quantity surveying, home office and site procedures and documents relating to a large scale, multi-discipline construction project.

·       Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices.

·       Experience of operating strategically and commercially in numerous functional areas / matrix organisation.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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