Project Manager

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.
For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving, and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility, and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 10,300 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.

We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting a Project Manager.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Project Manager to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.

Main Duties

  • Overall project management and leadership of engineering and design deliverables within the sub-lot
  • Co-located in the front office with the integrated project team (including client)
  • Responsible for delivery in accordance with the contract terms and conditions
  • Responsible for ensuring design is delivered in line with the programme, managing programme risk, critical path and key input/output milestones
  • Responsible for ensuring design is delivered in line with the agreed budget, approving forecast and actual cost data provided by the project controls team
  • Constantly striving for design efficiencies to deliver cost savings for our clients
  • Overall management of change, risk and opportunities for the sub-lot through extensive cooperation with the commercial team
  • Responsible for monthly internal and external progress and exception reporting across all elements of the sub-lot
  • Health and safety leadership for the sub-lot, demonstrating visible safety leadership
  • Deep collaboration with the sub-lot engineering manager to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to delivery and that the SYSTRA 'signature' standard of quality is achieved
  • Primary interface/point of contact with the D&B client project manager and construction team
  • Responsible for liaison/integration with the PMO office, Engineering Management and Assurance team and Technical Directorate


  • Experience in delivering major infrastructure or transportation projects
  • Experience in managing large multidisciplinary team, managing stakeholders including client and external stakeholders
  • Experience managing design for design and build projects, ideally at detailed design stage
  • Experience in managing scope, costs, programme and risk
  • Demonstrable Health and Safety Leadership skills
  • Chartered Civil Engineer MICE or industry equivalent, or Association of Project Management (MAPM), PRINCE 2 or industry equivalent


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.

Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.

Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion
We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.

It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how SYSTRA can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments or financial assistance to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria. 
As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role and if you are a returner looking to restart your career after a period outside the workplace – you could be just what we are looking for.