Current Vacancies

Role: Cost Planner

Salary: £50,000 – £70,000 (dependent on experience)

Location: London

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Vacancy Reference: 20213494

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Role:

We are looking for a Cost Planner to deliver assurance on costs, build robust forecasts, analyse and explain cost variances, draw value-added insight from financial performance, drive efficient cost performance and continuously improve processes.

The purpose of this role is to understand financial performance and drive cost efficiency whilst ensuring compliance with governance processes You will be continually evolving and improving financial models and forecasts to help drive the performance on projects to enable the successful delivery of objectives and ensure project controls are maintained. This role is critical to ensuring client projects are cost-effective while ensuring the integrity of financial data reported in core financial systems. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, you will gain a wealth of experience from exposure to a variety of departments.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • UK Rail sector experience.
  • Qualified and experienced in cost planning, estimating and quantity surveying.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Cost Planning and Estimating processes and techniques.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Cost Analysis, Cost Modelling and Benchmarking processes and techniques.
  • Wide and varied experience of large and complex civil engineering infrastructure projects and / or building projects.
  • Relevant successful experience of the provision of Cost Planning, Estimating and / or Quantity Surveying services in a project environment.
  • Understanding of the project management, planning, risk assessments and management, and investment authority processes associated with building and / or civil engineering infrastructure projects.
  • Good communication, analytical, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Experienced user of appropriate Cost Planning, Estimating and Unit Cost Modelling computer software systems
  • Knowledge and experience in comply with client governance and Cost Planning policies and processes
  • Must have the right to work in the UK

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Scheme Project Manager

Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 (dependent on experience)

Location: London

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Vacancy Reference: 2021-3196

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Role:

CPMS is a multi-discipline consultancy of around 90 highly motivated staff, with a growing reputation for safe and efficient delivery within the railway and wider infrastructure sectors.

The company started out providing project management services but has developed market leading multi-discipline capabilities across all key project service groups.

In this role you will be working within the CPMS Consultancy business group to deliver Rail projects with budget ranging from £250k to £50m+.

This opportunity will provide Project Management professionals with a structured, supported and dedicated pathway to both professional chartership and progression on to senior professional positions within the wider industry.

You will have the opportunity to work as part of a high performing team with exposure to both client and contractor facing organisations. As an individual you will be given a personalised PDP tailored to your needs, as well as receiving dedicated mentorship to help you continue to the next stage of development within the Project Management profession.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Relevant experience in project management and successfully delivery of Rail projects
  • Design and construction management experience
  • Ability to produce and maintain a robust project programme (appreciation of Primavera desirable)
  • Knowledge of monitoring and controlling project finances
  • Contract management (NEC and NR suite of contracts) experience
  • Knowledge of GRIP and Asset Management Plans (AMP)
  • A good understanding of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.
  • General knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Project Manager Assistant

Salary: £28,000 – £33,000(dependent on experience)

Location: Home based with travel to client offices in Bristol and/or Swindon

Contract Type: Fixed Term 8 Month Contract (There is flexibility for this to move to a full-time role for the right candidate)

Vacancy Reference: 2021-3488

Employment Type: Fixed term, Full Time

Role:

This role involves the day-to-day management of construction activities, closed out of records and the compilation of Health & Safety files for a major signalling project.

The PMA will be involved in attending meetings (inc. general organisation & minutes taking), managing various minor packages of design & site works, taking the lead on the Health & Safety files with NRG and liaising with the local NR Maintenance Team.

  • Assisting the Project Manager to deliver major multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.
  • To ensure safety is maintained and promoted along with promoting the highest standards of safety on site.
  • To establish and build relationships with key suppliers, contractors and stakeholders.
  • Assist in ensuring financial authority is in place for procurement and subsequent variations and management of the budget for the projects.
  • Assist in ensuring approved design and construction documentation is in place, prior to works commencing.
  • Produce regular progress reports.
  • Assist in the management of the implementation of works by contractors.
  • Assist in the management and resolution of design queries.
  • Assist in the maintenance of an integrated programme schedule.
  • Assist in the undertaking of risk management practices.
  • Assistant in all commercial aspects of the project.
  • Making day to day decisions around project issues.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions and produce reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships, with people at all levels across the organisation and externally.
  • Ability to plan and manage tasks to time, budget, and quality.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in a project management environment.
  • Experience of working in an infrastructure/rail setting.
  • Network Rail Experience

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Scheme Project Manager

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000  (dependent on experience)

Location: Predominantly working from home but may include travel to client offices in Swindon and/or Bristol

Contract Type: Fixed Term 8 Month Contract (There is flexibility for this to move to a permanent position for the right candidate)

Vacancy Reference: (2021-3487)

Employment Type: Fixed term, Full Time

Role:

You will be responsible for a wide range of engineering activities and will be involved in safety, environment, design, construction, procurement and cost control. This will always include managing change and risk within each project life cycle and ensuring safe working environment.

  • Deliver individual projects or parts of projects in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
  • Provide a professional, consistent and effective project management service including the use of Key Performance Indicators and project reporting systems in accordance with company/client standards and guidelines.
  • Act upon and discharge of, all Construction Design Management obligations for projects as directed.
  • Be an active participant in the CPMS Behavioural based safety programme i.e. Safety Scrum.
  • Manage the establishment of the initial project baseline to provide effective measurement and control. The baseline will encompass; project documentation; key deliverables; delivery strategy; resource requirements; outputs/measures; risks; dates and cost information.
  • Manage the selection and/or development of appropriate supply strategies and framework contracts for each project; and confirm successful engagement.
  • Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of the possessions plan.
  • Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle, reviewing and checking that appropriate approvals are sought before implementation.
  • Manage the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company/client processes and procedures.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Network Rail Process Experience
  • Relevant successful experience in project management
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.
  • General knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • You must have right to work in the uk

Desirable:

  • Track Experience
  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body
  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Analytics & Asset Management Senior Manager

Salary: £60,000 – £75,000 (dependent on experience)

Location: London

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Vacancy Reference: 2021-3199

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Role:

CPMS is going through an exciting time of fast-paced growth. To support delivery of the businesses vision we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Infrastructure division. They will plan, support, manage and deliver the Analytics and Asset Management (AAM) service strategy according to clients needs whilst minimizing risks and maximising value. A strategically minded individual with strong interpersonal skills and extensive experience delivering Analytics and Asset Management projects for clients in asset intensive industries.

Job Purpose

To support the Head of Analytics and Asset Management in delivering high quality, cost-effective and efficiently delivered services to our clients through management of complex data driven initiatives. To provide guidance and support to our existing customers whilst shaping and growing the service offering for new clients.

Responsibilities

  • Client facing Programme/Project Management of inflight projects – ensuring delivery is to programme, budget and quality targets.
  • Business development for the Service Group, proactively pushing for new work opportunities, client and income streams.  The development of any business case submissions required to further push the growth of the AAM service group.
  • Delivery of high quality account management to our clients
  • Recruitment and boarding process for new team members and contractors.
  • Implementing the appropriate document management processes and undertaking regular checks that all of the relevant information is stored/archived/protected in line with the companies processes and procedures.
  • Effectively manage client asset management objectives. Assess client’s current asset data status, their future needs, and strategic goals
  •  Stay abreast of market trends and patterns and suggest asset management best-practise, analytical tools and resource skill sets accordingly
  • Work collaboratively with and report to Head of AAM and CPMS Directors
  • Foster and maintain positive client relationships.  Travel to client sites as needed to deliver projects, present proposals, host workshops etc.
  • Collaborate with our analytics team to ensure best in-class service offering whilst developing future service capability.
  • Inspire AAM and wider CPMS teams – bringing out the best in already high performing individuals.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Highly computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Extensive experience in delivering digital initiative projects in asset intensive industries
  • Client facing accountability for delivering output to high profile projects
  • Analytically and strategically minded
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Adept communicator both orally and written
  • Results driven
  • Relevant industry experience and qualifications
  • Digital project delivery experience to various methodologies including Waterfall and Agile  (SCRUM, Kanban etc.)

Desirable

  • AgilePM/PMI-ACP or similar
  • IAM Certificate/Diploma or similar
  • PRINCE2/PMP/PMQ or similar

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Senior Project Manager

Salary: £70,000 – £90,000  (dependent on experience)

Location: Predominantly Home Working with travel to client office in Milton Keynes (Quadrant – Network Rail)

Contract Type: Fixed Term 6 Month Contract (There is flexibility for this to move to a permanent role for the right candidate)

Vacancy Reference: 2021-3482

Employment Type: Fixed term, Full Time

Role:

The Project Manager is required to provide co-ordination and progression of projects milestones and deliverable’s on time within budget and scope. The post is also required to provide management of the project finances, project risks, and provide regular reporting submissions on progress. We are looking for a Senior resource that can join the team, make a quick start, be self-sufficient whilst keeping the programme manager in the loop. Typically the project manager will be responsible for 2-3 projects and work-streams include level crossings and workforce safety. Level crossing experience is not essential. This role is part of the R&D team – which involves the design and delivery of pilot projects using new and existing technology

  1. Be accountable for the delivery of assigned projects, ensuring that outputs are delivered to time cost and quality.
  2. Agree, own and manage remit and benefit case for assigned projects.
  3. Provide periodic updates on progress to the Programme Manager, Programme Review board and any other required forums.
  4. Manage the finances for each project; ensuring that CoWD is accurate, accruals are appropriately backed up and forecasts are reflective of likely forward spend at a given point in time.
  5. Carry out periodic risk updates and manage/mitigate all project risks.
  6. Ensure that projects are delivered safely taking account of all statutory and standard driven requirements.
  7. Work with the client to establish an effective relationship supporting effective delivery, performance measurement and management of change. This should encompass where appropriate communications with outside bodies.
  8. Develop and manage the project team (including external suppliers), monitoring adequate resources available to deliver a flexible, competent, skilled and effective workforce at all times.
  9. Develop a robust programme and implement measures to mitigate or control programme slippage.
  10. Develop an appropriate strategy for the development and delivery of the work scope.
  11. Identify priority opportunities within the project and lead promotion and sharing of best practice within the programme organisation.
  12. Monitor planning so that it considers and manages the interdependencies between other projects and programme requirements and supports the effective delivery of contracted obligations.
  13. Monitor programme or project finances, implementing the necessary control measures to ensure delivery within budget. Manage all change control accordingly.
  14. Act upon and discharge of, all Construction Design Management (CDM) obligations for projects as directed.
  15. Undertake accident investigation when remitted by the relevant designated competent person.
  16. Identify and implement quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.
  17. Lead and inspire the team to maintain full engagement in meeting business objectives.
  18. Manage and comply with company procedures to provide appropriate resources.
  19. Manage one or multiple CPMS commissions/accounts, ensuring outturn and margins are achieved as agreed with the Head of PPM.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Network Rail Experience
  • Member of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.
  • Relevant experience in the successful management of significant projects in the construction and/or rail industries.
  • Strong communication skills, commercial focus and financially astute.
  • Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures.
  • Project Safety Management course.
  • Contract requirements environment awareness.
  • Detailed knowledge of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2007.
  • General knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of/experience in the UK rail industry.
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
  • Understanding of benefit cases would be useful.

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.

Role: Commercial Manager / Quantity Surveyor

Location: London & South

Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

Vacancy Reference: 2021-3518

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Role:

In this role you will work with our key rail client base, with the opportunity to provide the full range commercial support services, from cost planning, procurement, post-contract management through to project closeout, on projects ranging from £250k up to and including £100m+.

 

You will work as part of our commercial service group, supporting our clients to ensure project cost and contractual compliance is delivered. You may have Assistant Commercial Manager colleagues to supervise/manage.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively supporting our clients programme and project teams to ensure alignment with corporate governance.
  • Monitoring, managing and reporting on all commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Project Manager, Programme Commercial Manager and/or Senior Commercial Manager.
  • Monitoring and recording all site/project-based activities in order to collaboratively influence decision making from a commercial perspective.
  • Attending all progress meetings to actively influence commercial behaviours, delivery and activity.
  • Managing the assessment and valuation of supply chain applications, processing payments and certification in accordance with the contractual terms and conditions.
  • Providing pro-active advice on all project and programme related change, including full capture of revised scope and recommending appropriate action. Production of all necessary documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority.
  • Identifying and advising on all commercial risk/claim events.
  • Providing ad-hoc management information and analysis to promote informed decision- making.
  • Producing commercial correspondence and contractual notices for issue in accordance with contractual conditions.
  • Undertake and supporting project final account negotiation through to formal closeout in accordance with corporate governance.
  • Supporting demonstration of efficiencies, continual improvement, and commercial industry best practice.
  • Providing support to estimating resources, offering guidance and advice on project scale/scope as required.
  • Full participate in the associated quantitative cost risk assessment (QCRA), value management and value engineering workshops, as required.

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Have experience of working on rail projects within the UK (This could be from working with or alongside Network Rail, London Underground, hs1, Transport for London/Wales or their supply chain)
  • Have a detailed understanding of industry standard and bespoke forms of railway, infrastructure and construction contracts. (NEC / JCT / ICC)

Desirable

  • Member of a relevant professional institute.
  • Ability to manage a team of commercial assistants, and graduate level surveyors

Qualifications:

Degree or equivalent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion:

We at CPMS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. CPMS appreciate all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at CPMS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for CPMS you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Additional Information:

Some of our clients require that all colleagues working with them undertake a DBS check. We will advise you if this is necessary

To Apply For This Role:

Please send your cv to careers@cpmsgroup.com , please put the job reference number in the subject line.