As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.
As an Assistant Project Manager in a multi-functional project management consultancy team within projects of different disciplines and complexities, you will have hands-on experience of working with client teams in a collaborative and integrated manner. You will be required to support in the leadership of our projects following the requirements of the WSP Business Management System, as well as to meet client requirements. Experience of working within the Network Rail environment (or other similar major UK client organisations), specifically in the use of the client systems and processes will be advantageous. This role would suit emerging professionals with engineering design experience, now seeking to develop their career within Project and Engineering Management.
A Typical week would include:
Assisting in establishing robust processes and procedures to manage the project, in consultation and engagement with our commercial and administration departments.
Assisting the Project Manager in the maintaining programme control over projects to deliver to time, cost and quality in a safe manner and report on programme progress.
Collating, formatting and distributing information to support programme requirements. Cascade to internal and external parties where appropriate.
Assisting in the maintenance and creation of programme governance documentation in accordance with the company BMS
Supporting the Risk and Issue management procedure of the project and check that the risk register is updated accordingly
Supporting the delivery of consistent quality management procedures and standards for the programme
Supporting the Project Manager to facilitate effective resource management across the programme
Supporting the Change Management Procedure for the project and ensure the change control log is updated accordingly
Facilitating effective planning of the works within the project team.
Delivering necessary periodic project reports, to allow senior managers to direct the project appropriately.
Delivering information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the project on a period by period basis and propose how these should be resolved / managed.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
A Degree, in relevant engineering or management discipline.
Approaching (or have a plan for achieving) Chartered Membership of a relevant professional body. APM/MSP/PMI/PRINCE2/Six Sigma post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage.
Experience in major construction or rail projects.
Client or project delivery (design or construction) Rail, Metro or Transport experience an advantage.
Experience of working successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in a consultancy environment with good customer relationship and stakeholder management skills.
Demonstrable knowledge of Project Management and Project Controls tools and techniques
Network Rail, HS2, London Underground or other major UK transport client experience is vital.
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.
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