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Project Manager Apprentice

Quayside Tower 252-260, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HF
£19,000.00 annually
Closing date
2 Oct 2021

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Business / Management
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Learn the project management principles to Drive project / program execution, to maximize the results with respect to cash and margin whilst understanding delivery of projects on time, in conformity with the contract / Program Charter according to Customer expectations and the requirements on EHS.

Understand the value to seek additional opportunities in the frame of the contract / Program Charter with awareness to ensure Alstom Transport legal and contractual rights are protected.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading Engineering Company, you will work alongside Project Management colleagues in York.

Over a 4-year program, you will combine academic Universitystudies with real life work-based experience across our organisation. You will have the opportunity to build and gather evidence of your competence whilst working towards a formal qualification.

Purpose of the Job:
  • To be part of and support the project management community within Alstom who are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of a project or a subset of a project dependant on the complexity and criticality to the business
  • The project management community take responsibility for delivering the project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements

Key Duties:
  • Developing and documenting components of projects as required by the Project Team
  • Cost estimating, analysis and control activities
  • Scheduling development, maintenance and monitoring
  • Risk, assumptions, issues, dependencies and opportunities management
  • Earned value management analysis and control activities
  • Development of workforce planning and staffing plans
  • Providing data to support business cases, strategic plans, customer presentations
  • Gaining an overview from PMs of bid evaluation and contract negotiations
  • Building and maintaining a network of internal business contacts and peers to share and gain knowledge and identify opportunities to learn and develop
  • Owning and being responsible for personal and professional development across the business
  • Building awareness and understanding of how Project Controls functions (including PC sub-functions) work with PM and the wider business

Day to day responsibilities:
  • Support the Project Manager on the status of planned project items
  • To ensure tasks are completed in line with Alstom standards and policies
  • Ensure tasks are completed to Alstom EHS procedures
  • Support the management of people, time, plant, materials, and sub-contractors in line with the Project Execution Plan and programme
  • Maintain supplier relations in line with the Alstom Supply Chain Management Policy
  • Communicate programme requirements to staff
  • Draft written reports, e. g. accident investigation, periodic progress reports
  • Carry out Document Control activities as required to support the works
  • Assist in the management of internal interfaces with Testing, Design andInstallation etc.
  • Support the Project Manager with the input of Project risks in line the Alstom Risk Management System
  • It may be required that some travel and shift pattern changes will be necessary to fully perform some of your duties / activities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Careers for project managers could suit you if:
  • You are a good team leader with excellent communication skills so that everyone knows what is expected of them
  • You are organised and can prioritise some tasks over others
  • Can create a budget and work within that budget

Personal qualities

  • You can work under pressure to meet, sometimes, tight deadlines
  • You can think quickly and make last minute decisions to ensure the project is on track when things go wrong
  • You don't mind travelling around. Many project management jobs are office-based but others could require you to visit sites or have meetings with clients elsewhere
  • You are prepared to work extra hours on occasion to ensure on time completion of a project

Desired qualifications

  • 3 A Levels ideally in IT, Computer Science, or Engineering. OR BTEC Extended Diploma in Business/IT/Science/Engineering
  • 5 GCSE grade 9-5 / A*-Cincluding English and maths

Future prospects

  • Alstom offer opportunities to extend apprenticeship learning through to Degree and Chartered status is the candidate is suitable and the business need exists

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:
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