Civils Rail Project Manager

Kent, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

As Site Manager you will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure that work is done safely, on time and within budget and to the right quality standards.

Manage the delivery of high profile projects within the constraints of agreed budget, program and quality criteria, ensuring successful outcomes are achieved. You will be directly accountable for delivery and provide leadership of project teams to ensure that our service delivery meets customer expectations.
You will take responsibility for the success, safety, quality, environmental, delivery and commercial and programme compliance of all contracts in your control. Providing effective leadership to health & safety matters by actively promoting health & safety awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices.

To provide accurate management information to Contract Manager/Project Quantity Surveyor as required.

In return:

We offer an opportunity to work on exciting construction projects, where each day brings new challenges but most importantly a great place to work with family at its heart. We are passionate about ensuring we have the right environment to maximise return on investment by getting the best from our teams, giving the right skills to do their job.

Plus, a competitive salary, car allowance, pension scheme combined contributions 8% (AVC option available), Private Healthcare, 22 days annual leave + BH’s, additional long service related days along with the opportunity to buy holiday.

Flexible/hybrid working (dependent on role), Employee Assistance Programme and personal development opportunities with access to extended where we will support you every step of the way.
Here at Walker Construction, you have a platform to drive your career, explore your capabilities and turn ambition into reality. If you’ve got what it takes to join our team get in touch and apply now.
We provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.



  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills in order to effectively ascertain customers’ needs and perceptions and balance stakeholder demands.

  • JCT and NEC contract experience.

  • Experience of working with Train Operating Companies, NWR & third party clients

  • Experience of possession working.

  • To be commercially aware.

  • Have a working knowledge of Network Rail Standards and procedures.

  • Effectively manage direct labour, sub-contractors, plant hire and material ordering.

  • Proven record of project management and contract management to enable successful delivery of Mid to Large - scale, complex and demanding projects.

  • Have a working knowledge of current programming software.

  • Preparation of safety documentation as required: CPP/WPP/TBRA/COSHH assessments etc.

  • To work clearly and accurately at times under pressure and to tight timescales with the ability to think logically and laterally.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Well versed with NWR design process.

  • Experience with temporary works procedures.

Experience/skills and qualifications:

  • You will have experience of working within the construction industry.

  • You will hold a professional qualification HNC, ONC or equivalent or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Be able to work clearly and accurately under pressure and tight timescales.

  • Be able to think logically and laterally.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication, liaison and organisational skills.

  • Problem solving ability

  • Good leadership qualities, leading by example

  • Ability to negotiate/delegate

  • Collaboration - able to mediate and make sure team members work toward the same goal.

About the Company

Walker Construction is a multi-disciplined construction company operating throughout the UK. Founded in 1964 by three Walker brothers, Walker Construction is a family business at its core.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, provide opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress and work with our supply chain to promote the very best working practices as well as caring for the environment in which we work. We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Civils Rail Project Manager. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high level of project management, who can ensure delivery to time and budget. You will be a Rail Project Manager with a proven track record in platform & bridge construction embankment stabilizations, and general rail related infrastructure contracts with experience of managing civil program, demonstrating your ability to build and maintain multiple relationships.

You should ideally be located within the London/South East and be willing travel.

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