Assistant Project Manager

  • Job Reference: AM34141
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Amey
  • Website:
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Your New role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Permanent Assistant Project Manager to join our Eastern and Southern account in Bedford - on site role.

Amey have a framework agreement with Network Rail for the past 7 years on Midland Mainline (MML) for multidiscipline work between Derby and London, this has including 2 new train depots at Brent Cross and Kettering, Platform extensions at both Kettering and Wellingborough stations; a new 4th line between Bedford and Corby and Line speed improvements at Market Harborough. We also have also developed and gained product acceptance for a PLC solution on a MCB level crossing in the Anglia area.

Assistant Project Manager plays an important part in:

  • Assisting in the delivery of multidisciplinary or single discipline projects in accordance with the project's quality plans.
  • Help ensure that all project work is undertaken in compliance with all relevant technical standards including HSEA requirements.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the companies agreed financial expectation for the project's portfolio in terms of value, margin and cash.
  • Contribute to the bid management process on tenders.
  • Shadow PM on project meeting both operational and commercial.

The standard hours of work are 37.5 hrs per week.

You will be responsible for:

  • Prepare information for both internal PRM and external to client, including KPI'S in line with period reporting.
  • Act as comms liaison under direction of the PM.
  • Outline cost estimating, management and monitoring of project budget.
  • Project planning, programming, cost control and administration.
  • Maintain high technical standards, consistent with the project brief and compliance with Amey HSEA requirements.
  • Support the preparation of bids and delivery of services on other contracts.
  • Maximise operating efficiency, so that projects portfolio is delivered in compliance with the project control system to agreed standard and targets.
  • Implement quality improvements when opportunities arise.
  • Support PM and construction team on key weekends and commissioning

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Project management and business coordination experience - within a construction environment - preferably rail.
  • Min GCSE level educated or equivalent -must be able to satisfy current entry requirements for a professional qualification i.e. APM.
  • Have a high level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, and in particular MS Excel.

What we can offer you:

  • Career Development - Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Pension - Generous Pension scheme which we will contribute to
  • Holidays - Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Choices - Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership.
  • Save with Amey - Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers.
  • Social Value - You'll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives.

Application Guidance:

Amey is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please contact our recruitment team at to discuss any access needs and reasonable adjustments that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

Apply today - We are excited to hear from you!