Careers with SYSTRA

Project Manager – High Speed Rail




Main Function of Job

We currently have an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our growing engineering team as part of a National role, based in Manchester or Birmingham. This position will suit a committed individual who can demonstrate interpersonal skills combined with technical and commercial awareness, and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic, high performing team.

This is a key role to expand the engineering business in the UK by working with the HSR Product Line Director to develop opportunities, lead and manage prequalification’s and tenders from initial notification to successful submission. You will actively support the HSR Product Line Director with the management of business development for the UK engineering/rail market. You will have experience in building relationships with clients, consultants and contractors, and translating their challenges into successful opportunities.  You will take ownership and responsibility for driving the day-to-day interaction with clients and stakeholders in the UK to submit bid/tender documentation on time, to provide an economically advantageous tender, and to a standard resulting in successful contract award. 

As Project Manager, you will be part of a growing team of UK professionals delivering projects for a diverse portfolio of UK clients. As such you will support the team in ensuring good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company.

Main Duties

Working in collaboration with our management team, engineers and contract partners, the HSR Project Manager will be involved in a variety of tasks including:

  • Ensuring Project requirements are fully met
  • Compliance with internal governance and relevant standards & legislation
  • Project forecast monitoring and communication regarding impacts
  • Project costs & invoicing control
  • Supervise project teams, cascade monthly safety brief to the projects resources
  • Liaise with Clients and Partners to ensure their requirements/constraints are effectively understood
  • Participate in industry events to engage with new Clients and Partners
  • Identify opportunities for current projects and new business
  • Support engineering bids preparation
  • Deputise for the HSR Product Line Director as required



  • Experience in public transport projects or business development
  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary and global engineering team’s co-ordination across major infrastructure projects
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with clients


  • Experience of delivering High Speed Rail projects
  • Experience of bid preparation in the engineering/design/delivery services context
  • Experience in working with international colleagues of different technical cultures
  • Development of innovative programming and reporting solutions



  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Well organised and able to work on your own initiative
  • Communication skills, ability to engage properly with external stakeholders (Clients, Partners, Contractors, etc.) in the context of projects and business development
  • Working knowledge of all PC based Windows environments and Microsoft Office suite


  • Ability to co-ordinate across infrastructure projects and global engineering teams
  • Knowledge of writing and coordinating bid submissions
  • Understanding of Design, Construction and Testing & Commissioning processes
  • Understanding of CDM Regulations

What to do now:

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