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Project Manager

Rail & Transport
Job Type:


Project Manager

Milton Keynes

8 Month Contract

IR35: Inside


Our Client has a requirement for a Project Manager, who will be required to work on an 8 month contract basis in Milton Keynes. This requirement will be working remotely, however the candidate must be able to commute once a week on a Monday to office location in MK.


Job Purpose

Working in a Rail Joint Undertaking team into the Research Development and Technical - setting and technological direction of projects and programmes to preserve the future of railway.


Key Accountabilities of the Job:

  • Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included.
  • Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals.
  • Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products.
  • Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed.
  • Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages.
  • Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc. are managed and delivered to date and time.
  • Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs
  • Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality; working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages.
  • Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation.
  • Completion of the high level plan through to Go Live and BAU handover.
  • Facilitating discussions with external stakeholders being an advocate and ensuring that interests are being represented.


Essential Skills / Knowledge / Experience:

  • Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Experience of governance and risk control frameworks.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong leadership; people and communications skills.
  • Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making.
  • Facilitating discussions with external stakeholders being an advocate and ensuring that interests are being represented.
  • Experience of European Projects or Pan European or RND. Horizon 2020 or H2020.
  • Good experience in working with a range of complex stakeholders.


At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Project Manager’s looking for new employment.

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