Junior Project Manager

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Junior Project Manager

Location: UK-wide

Salary: £25,000 to £32,000, 8% employer pension contribution, private healthcare, SME flexibility

We require a Junior PM to join our team with a view of upskilling them into a PM role to deliver for our clients. This role is ideal for people interested in joining the rail industry and/or Project Management who lack rail expertise and come from outside the industry.

The role essentially comprises a 60:40 split between Project Management activities/training and internal RPS matters to help the Managing Director support our growing business.

As this is a training role, a significant proportion of time would need to be spent at the RPS office in Leicestershire or our Clients’ offices who are mostly Birmingham based. There are very few SME rail consultancies with clients that include both asset management (Network Rail) and railway operational (WMT) demands and as such this is a great learning opportunity for any aspiring railway PM.

With this role comes funded project management training including by the Association of Project Management and bespoke railway training opportunities. Most importantly, we are looking for a motivated self-starter who is keen to contribute to a growing SME start-up in our industry.

Project Management activities

Supporting our Network Rail project teams in:

  • Preparation of Authority Papers and Budgets
  • Requesting Buried Services information
  • Requesting and obtaining Pre Construction Information data
  • Learning about the rail industry
    • GRIP
    • PACE
    • Contestability
    • Components of a Project
    • Good project management principles

Supporting our West Midlands Trains project teams in:

  • Forming and updating trackers and other day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Learning about the rail industry:
    • Commercial project processes – forecasting, budgets and change control
    • Managing contractors on rail projects
    • Interfacing with operational railway teams

RPS internal activities

Supporting the Managing Director on overhead RPS tasks comprising:

    • Invoicing
    • Timesheet tracking
    • Pool car administration
    • Supporting our business as we grow and putting in place processes
    • Planning RPS internal activities such as team builds, evening events
    • Helping support the Managing Director where required
    • Tracking line management activities (1-2-1s etc)
    • Supporting the management of pipeline, work winning and recruitment
    • ISO administration
    • Helping our business learn from expertise

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