Lead Project Manager

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Date: 23-Jan-2023


Company: Alstom

Req ID:339841 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Lead Project Manager

Base Location: Cambridge


Lead the Project Team to deliver projects of all appropriate sizes and complexities, although at times you may be required to assist in the delivery of sections of a larger Project.


With a customer-focused organisation across the globe, Alstom offers a complete range of solutions and constantly innovates to create value for its customers. The company strives for operational and environmental excellence and bases its success on a diverse and entrepreneurial team worldwide.



  • Reporting to the Project Director and leading the team in the co-ordinatination of a number of tasks within the work site and completing planned works to budget, safely and within set timescales.
  • Maintaining a high standard in all areas in accordance with Alstom, the Client, Suppliers, Contractors, Stakeholders, Partners (internally or externally) Policies & Procedures.



  • Undertake the role of Project Bids Manager on all tenders nominated by the Project Director.
  • Overall project responsibility of non Type A projects.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Project Execution Plan and programme.
  • Preparation of the project Cost Performance Review and Contract Monthly End Sales documents.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership of the project team.
  • Site delivery of the project in line with the Project Management Plan and programme.
  • Delivery of on site construction works in line with the Project Programme.
  • Effective communication and management of the client.
  • Preparation of the Project Risk Management data base.
  • Delivery of the project in compliance with Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental Plans.
  • Excellent management of the labour and plant resource profiles in line with the project programme.
  • Ensure that all site reportable incidents are recorded and managed appropriately.
  • Identify scope changes and notify the Project Director for Type A projects. 
  • Identify scope changes and agree actions with commercial team for Type B projects.
  • Input into the preparation and implementation of the Alstom Project Quality Management System throughout the project.
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with the client, contractors & suppliers at all levels throughout the project.
  • Input into Reporting Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulation Reports.
  • Demonstrate effective day to day management of the project.
  • Undertake or nominate project staff to carry out all site briefings.
  • Ensure that a comprehensive Daily Diary of site activities and events are produced and kept for each project.
  • Assume Project Director role during nominated periods as required.
  • To undertake any travelling (where applicable) that may be necessary under the terms of your contract.
  • To refer to shift working arrangements, where applicable.
  • Project close out.



  • Ensure bids are produced in compliance with the Alstom tender policies.
  • Undertake project reviews with Senior Managers to ensure the project is complying with and meeting the key milestones dates for the Contract Project Reviews and Contract Month End Sales.
  • Delivery of the Contract Project Reviews and Contract Month End Sales for the project, following project hand over.
  • Review of the Project Execution Plans and programmes by Senior Operations Managers.
  • Reporting feedback from the Project Team to the Head of Projects.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Project Risk Management Database in line with the Project Management procedures.
  • Feedback from the Alstom/SHEQ team.
  • Review the Alstom Resource Management Database.
  • Demonstrate the close out of all principle investigations, ensuring that the Site Accident Book is reviewed on a regular basis according to the Project Management policies & procedures.
  • The identification and capturing of project scope in line with Project Management Policy.
  • Feedback from the SHEQ team via formal audits to the Head of Projects.
  • Alstom Account Managers and Head of Projects to be regularly informed on Client feedback.
  • Demonstrate to the Project Director strong team management skills.
  • Confirm a robust schedule is in place to deliver Tool Box Talks to comply with the project programme.
  • A comprehensive diary is kept in line with the Alstom Project Management Procedures.
  • Adopt the role of Project Director in accordance with the guidelines set by the Project Director and Head of Projects, for Type A projects.
  • Ensure the project is closed out in accordance with the Alstom Project Management Procedure.



Essential requirements for the position of Lead Project Manager

  • Experience in leading a large, disparate, multi-disciplinary team.
  • To gain qualification into a recognised Project Management Institution within 1 year.
  • Completion & qualification of various Health & Safety courses.
  • Completion & qualification of various Environmental courses.
  • Valid Personal Track Safety certification.
  • Association of Project Managers accredited training course.
  • Substantial experience in the management of multi-disciplinary rail projects.


Desirable attributes may include:

  • Staff management skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Principle Investigation course/training/qualification.
  • Risk Management training.
  • The practitioner level of Association of Project Managers.
  • Degree or Higher National Diploma.


At Alstom UK and Ireland, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and help drive our organisation forward.  We are striving to be an employer that delivers on equality and diversity in the workplace.  We do this by seeking to create an inclusive, fair and respectful environment for all our current and future employees.  As a 'Disability Committed' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. More information about Alstom can be found at:  www.alstom.com/uk

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident Leader' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.




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