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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

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Position – Senior Project Manager
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £65.00 per hour Umbrella Company or PAYE equivalent (DOE)
Location – Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK BPSS / SC security clearance required to be in place
Start Date – ASAP ?
Duration – 12 Months +

Key Responsibilities
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:

· Lead on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality within the project.
· Delivery of project to the baseline schedule/cost and performance in line with project and business success criteria
· Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with the company 

Business Management System;
· Accountable for planning and monitoring the programme (profit & loss); agree plans with the Sponsor and submit/present regular Monthly Review Reports indicating any deviations and corrective action taken
· Managing the Customer Interface and associated management of the project including identification and monitoring of project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing response to these and responding to other issues that affect the project.

Additional Key Accountabilities:
· Support to Business Winning
· Responsible for forming and managing effective relationships with project stakeholders;
· Leading the project to deliver world class performance by means of employee engagement, continuous improvement and identifying and implementing the latest technology;
· Commitment to and the ongoing monitoring of programme baseline (cost / schedule / risk)
· Responsible for coordinating activities and dependencies within the project and identifying external dependencies on other projects, resource or environments
· Effectively managing the resources, influencing and supporting the development of individuals in their continued professional development
· Planning and controlling finances as a means of driving performance
· Provide a point of escalation for project team members
· Responsible for managing third party suppliers to achieve the desired programme outcomes
· Attending and contributing the business to communities of practise or forums

Key Outputs / Deliverables: Business Unit
· Project Execution Plan
· Project Gate Reviews
· Project Baseline packs
· Weekly Project updates
· Monthly project reports accurately reflecting the project status in terms of HSSE, Quality,

Schedule and Cost;
· Customer Satisfaction reports
· Formal minutes/actions from key meetings
· Project Close out reports

Leadership Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating Cavendish principles, promoting health, safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion
· Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members, including effective and ongoing communication and feedback
· Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to deliver on customer promises

HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· Providing clear leadership acting as a role model to set the standards and hold their team accountable to prevent injury and ill health to the workforce and other persons affected by the company’s operations
· Promoting the inclusion of appropriate Environmental protection measures are included in all company activities to minimise the impact of the company’s activities on the environment

Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· Demonstrate their leadership involvement in Quality
· Ensure that business strategy is linked to individual objectives for all in their BU
· Develop and communicate Quality KPIs and dashboards
· Drive Quality Improvements based on analysis of trends etc…

Continuous Improvement Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· Responsible for working with the business unit functional departments to identify and deliver improvements in quality, schedule and cost within the project.
· Identification of Lessons learned back into the business

Financial Awareness and Management
· Uses knowledge of the Financial strategy to set up and communicate through informed business plans, the governance frameworks to ensure that strategy is implemented in their area of the business
· Manages the financial aspects of the business including the stewardship of the assets and resources used in the provision of services, ensuring compliance with all governance, legal and regulatory requirements
· Is consistent in the expectations of others and provides clear leadership of the Company financial strategy

Commercial Responsibilities and Accountabilities
· Ensures all contractual relationships are being actively managed in accordance with client’s and sub-contractor contracts.
· Acts as a role model and considers all risks and commercial best practice at all times.
· Is responsible for commercial delivery, supporting all activities that develop and support a commercial culture.
· Evaluates risk V reward in all projects or activities.
· Demonstrates a full understanding and make the correct commercial decisions in support of the BU strategy.
· Demonstrates a full awareness that poor commercial management could have significant reputational and financial costs for all stakeholders.
· Measures performance, challenges inefficient processes and makes proposals for improvement.

Company/Industry Knowledge:

· Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
· Extensive experience in a Project Management position
· Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3, NEC4/JCT etc…)
· Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.

· A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
· APM qualified preferably to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)
· IOSH Managing Safely or higher safety qualifications preferred

Key Technical Skills
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can
critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –
· Conflict Management – the process of identifying and addressing differences that, if unmanaged , would affect the delivery of the project
· Contract Management – The nature of contracts and statements of work, and the implications for the contracting organisations and the suppliers into this. Negotiating and managing contract variances
· Consolidated Planning – consolidate and document the fundamental components of the
project : scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities/issues, quality and HSE requirements
· Requirements Management – Uses negotiation and influencing skills to arrive at agreed schedule of requirements including agreed success criteria.
· Schedule Management – The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
· Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget. Use of tolerances and performance management
· Risk, opportunity and issue management – Risk and opportunity identification techniques and the ongoing management and control techniques throughout the project
· Governance arrangements (incl quality) – the organisational and project specific processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out.

· Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis
of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
· Reviews – the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review , the range of factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout the lifecycle of the project.
· Change Control – the features of a rigorous change control process , and how to establish, implement and maintain a change control process
* Please refer to APM Competence Framework for full list of competencies and further detail.

Minimum level of Qualifications to be verified
(*N.B. only qualifications essential to the requirements of the role need to be checked)
A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field and APM qualified preferably to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)