Project Management Lead

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Project Management

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Project Management

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This role is the functional lead for all Project Managers within Asset & Project Delivery. The role ensures that there is a clear, documented project management process in place and that this is applied by the Project Management team in the work they deliver for the A&PD Delivery team.

The role will ensure that there is an appropriate number of suitably qualified and experienced Project Managers to support the current and projected workload and manage PM recruitment and performance in their functional lead role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document procedures for Project Management in CPS ensuring that they align with project management best practices and National Highways¬† and Connect Plus project governance requirements.
  • Undertake period audits of process compliance across the project management function to ensure that processes are being applied consistently.
  • Undertake resource planning for the project management function using the programme plan to inform the number and type of project management resources needed to efficiently and effectively deliver the investment plan
  • Functional lead to undertake line management for all Project Management staff, including setting objectives and performance management
  • Ensure that the project management function is suitably trained and meets the required levels¬†of competency. Develop individual Personal Development Plans with individuals requiring improvement in their levels of competency and provide the necessary support to ensure that training and development opportunities are made available as required.
  • Identify opportunities for process or competency improvement through regular project reviews and feedback from internal lessons learnt exercises (including Balanced Scorecard Reviews) and ensure these improvements are reflected in updated project management processes.

Personal qualities and experience

  • Qualified to degree level in technical discipline (e.g. Engineering, Project Management) or experience equivalent to this (typically 10 years relevant experience)
  • Experience in a strong project management environment and a detailed understanding of project management best practices
  • Experience in an infrastructure construction environment preferred
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead teams of over 20 people
  • Determination to see tasks through to completion, with excellent planning and organisation skills
  • To be able to work with limited supervision and using own initiative to solve problems