Assistant Project Manager

Job Description

Assistant Project Manager

I am really pleased to announce that due to a promotion, we have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Manager.  Previous experience of working in the rail infrastructure industry will be a distinct advantage. 

Role Purpose
The APM will be responsible for planning, management, coordination, and financial control of individual projects from conception through to project close-out.  Also, aid in assisting the Project Manager / Senior Project Manager to define and maintain standardised project management processes / standards within the Operations divisions.

 Your key responsibilities
  • Achieve optimum delivery of outputs through appropriate planning, structuring and sequencing tasks, dependencies and activities
  • Assist the Project and HSQE teams in overseeing: supply chain management; programme; project deliverables; risks / opportunities; and emerging issues, in accordance with Client standards and Company processes
  • Review project delivery budget, procurement plans and resourcing/rostering, driving governance arrangements to support business reporting. Champion the use of project management tools/systems (e.g. Procore, Asite)
  • Maintain relationships with key customers and stakeholders, ensuring effective and robust communication plans are agreed and in place
  • Assist in defining and maintain standards / processes for project management within the business operations
  • Contribute to the implementation of quality and efficiency improvement initiatives for projects
  • Assist the business transformation programmes and delivery performance improvements across the Infrastructure Delivery Group

Required Competencies/Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrate a wide range of technical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of project management principles, methods, techniques, tools and emerging trends.
  • Experience in management of customer expectations, stakeholders and developing strong working relationships across the business
  • Leadership skills, motivating and inspiring confidence in others
  • High levels of flexibility, adaptability, and broad thinking
  • Experience within sub-contractor / supplier management and commercial acumen
  • Commercial / contract knowledge and awareness

Required Qualifications / Experience

  • Must have a Rail/Civil engineering background
  • Must have main contractor or subcontractor experience
  • Level 3 / 4 qualification with Association Project Management (APM) or equivalent experience
  • Technically competent with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project, Procore or Asite
  • Excellent communications skills (report writing, verbal and presentations)


  • Agile Working
  • 25 days leave plus Public Holidays per year
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance 2 times your basic salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental leave pay
  • 2 CSR days per year 
  • Buy and Sell Holidays
  • Professional Development & Fees paid to one association

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Rhomberg Sersa is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity.  We welcome the contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, the nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.