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Senior Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. With an annual turnover of circa £250m our 1000+ directly employed, well-trained, dedicated and highly competent workforce deliver client solutions which includes Welsh Government, Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities, Utility Companies and private sector organisations.   

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. 

We're now recruiting for a Senior Project Manager in our rail business who will be responsible for the safe and profitable delivery of the iconic Barmouth Steel Bridge replacement project.  

The Senior Project Manager will  ensure all safety, technical and commercial objectives are met and will also seek to enhance the reputation of the company. 

Role Responsibility

The Senior Project Manager will be accountable for, but not limited to:  

  • Leading a team of internal Griffiths staff and a team of external specialist subcontractors 

  • Developing and delivering a pragmatic approach to the demolition and reconstruction of Barmouth steel railway bridge 

  • Ownership of the entire project through to the end with full commitment and a relentless drive to succeed.  

  • Managing site staff performance in conjunction with HR  

  • Providing health and safety leadership to the operational delivery teams and promoting behavioural safety improvements  

  • Ensuring that site teams rigorously adhere to Network Rail’s Life Saving Rules and reporting requirements  

  • Complying with all relevant HSE legislation, Network Rail Standards and Eurocodes  

  • Ensuring policies and procedures of the Rail Management System are fully discharged  

  • Promoting and implementing sustainable business objectives  

  • Achieving gross site margin target as set by the business  

  • Supporting as required the estimating and planning process for the project  

  • Ensuring sufficient and competent resources are in place for the delivery of the project  and project objectives are communicated   

  • Developing and maintaining programmes through the project life cycle and ensuring works are delivered against the contract programme  

  • Leading the project risk management process and ensuring effective controls are established to support delivery of the project  

  • Ensuring project opportunities are identified and realised to maintain and improve the commercial project performance  

  • Promoting and maintaining effective client/stakeholder relationships to protect and enhance company reputation leading to repeat business  

  • Upholding the core company values and inspiring and encouraging the same throughout the team  

  • Ensuring that all mandatory reporting of KPI's, Close Calls, accidents and incidents are carried out as per AGC and Network Rail procedures  

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role it is likely the ideal candidate will have a relevant Civil Engineering Degree, Chartered status and  be in possession of relevant equivalent experience. NEC Contract management experience is hugely desirable.  

You'll also have a high level of commercial acumen and be a confident and articulate communicator. As this is a leadership  level opportunity, your proven leadership skills will also need to demonstrated as will your extensive IT skills.  

It would be beneficial if you were a PTS and CSCS card holder and had SMSTS or equivalent.  

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:  

  • Company Car/Allowance

  • Contributory pension scheme  

  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.  

  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice  

  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents  

  • Training and development opportunities  

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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