Assistant Project Manager- Railway

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Assistant Project Manager- Railway
Stratford, London
Interim Position

TL 0007 1937 / 1

Posted: 27th February 2023 10:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £388.10 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 8 months

  • Stratford, London,

    E20 1JN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Assistant Project Manager- Railway

Reference no: TL 0007 1937 / 1

Pay Rate: £388.10 per day PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 8 months

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Hybrid working

Basic DBS disclosure required for this role

The post holder will be responsible for identifying emerging issues, providing recommendations on potential courses of action and escalating to the Project Manager - London Rail as appropriate. The role deputises for the Project Manager - London Rail as required, ensuring project and resource plans are managed and monitoring delivery against the agreed plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting various project delivery activities with the assigned project on a day-to-day basis, including issue resolution, progress reporting, risk management, budget management and on-schedule achievement of project deliverables.
  • Identifying emerging issues, risks, problems or variance to the agreed project objectives, plan, budget and scope. Where appropriate, providing recommendations on potential courses of action and escalating to the Project Development Manager.
  • Supporting the Project Manager in their project reporting and governance accountabilities, including progress reporting, risk and issue management, budget and financial management, planning and scheduling, and document control.
  • Supporting the Project Manager in building effective relationships with project sponsors and other key stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the management of external contractors/suppliers with accountability for discrete aspects of the works whilst working in a collaborative manner with contractors and stakeholders.
  • Contractor and supplier management.
  • Delivering NR AMP and Health and safety file documentation.
  • Managing a suite of minor projects – reporting on cost loaded programmes.
  • Producing products and getting through gates.
  • NR GIP design process.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Degree or equivalent qualification (desirable).
  2. A professional qualification in project management e.g APMP or Prince2 (desirable).


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Working in a complex multi-functional environment.
  3. Personal responsibility and accountability for working in high pressure teams and delivering to time, budget and quality.
  4. Experience of delivering packages of work within projects.
  5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people within and outside the organisation.
  6. Analyse complex data (quantitative and qualitative), draw conclusions, and produce solutions.
  7. Build effective working relations with people within own project teams and with delivery partners outside the organisation.
  8. Ability to work under pressure in a complex environment and deliver work with conflicting priorities to tight deadlines.
  9. Demonstrable experience of successful project delivery in a heavy rail environment.
  10. Railway systems experience and a background in power or telecom signalling would be required.
  11. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



  1. Knowledge and understanding of project and programme management methodologies and their practical application in a transport setting.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of project controls tools and techniques.
  3. Essential to have a good understanding of Group standards as applicable to project delivery - including GRIP and third party works requirements.
  4. Demonstrable understanding of railway systems and interfaces across all disciplines.
  5. Good understanding of managing multi-disciplinary teams with delegated authority responsibilities.
  6. Understanding of project and programme management methodologies and processes.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Assistant Project Manager- Railway
Client Category: Local Authority

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