Who are Talascend International?
Talascend International are an established recruitment agency based in the UK, working across the Rail, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Energy and Power sectors.
Our expert railway recruitment consultants have been working closely with clients to build both contract and permanent workforces for over 20 years. Most recently their focus has been placing candidates into large UK infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2.
Our team recruit for rail projects in the UK, as well as Life Sciences, Oil & Gas and Nuclear projects on an international scale across Europe, Abu Dhabi and India.
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Rail Environment Specialists, x1 Manchester & x1 BirminghamEngland £0.01 - £1.01 per day + day rate inside of IR35
Environment Specialists x1 Manchester & x1 Birmingham - 6 Month Contract Inside IR35 Role Specification Supporting all aspects of environmental management within the North West & Central Rail Region, the ideal candidate should have demonstrable experience working in the operation and enhancement of linear infrastructure. In particular, the candidate should have broad experience working in areas including; energy and carbon reduction, waste management, social performance and biodiversity management. Build the desired environment and sustainability culture throughout the business unit to achieve continuous improvement and adoption of best practice. Experience of working on Decarbonisation projects Key Accountabilities Deliver expert technical advice on environmental management and sustainability requirements as part of the planning, design and delivery of projects, including Environmental & Social Appraisal and Management Plan, PQQ, ITT, environmental incident investigation, environmental survey commissioning and environmental consents applications. Implement the environment and sustainability aspects of the Region/Programme S&SD strategy, working with all relevant business areas and the supply chain to enable successful delivery. Work with project teams to determine practical and deliverable measures to improve the environmental and sustainability performance on projects. Drive the implementation of best practices through the project teams and the supply chain by capturing and sharing lessons learnt to deliver efficiencies. Manage the Environment team within a Region/Programme (where relevant). Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, liaising with regulatory bodies and other agencies, developing partnerships with NGOs, working collaboratively with contracting organisations, maintaining effective liaison with other IP Regions/Programmes and aligned routes, and contributing to the national strategy. Manage the implementation and continuous improvement of the Environment Management System (EMS) within the Region/Programme through active engagement within the relevant business areas and the supply chain. Manage the delivery and implementation of the environment and sustainability education and training programme for the Region/ Programme, supporting staff to understand their responsibilities, and improve technical awareness of environmental aspects. Develop internal and external environment and sustainability communications for the Region/Programme such as cascades, briefings, lessons learnt, case studies, newsletters etc. Essential Educated to a degree standard Membership of a relevant professional institution [IEMA]. Good communication and report writing skills. Desirable Comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of environmental and project management disciplines to a high standard Experience in implementing environmental requirements for major infrastructure projects, preferably in the railway industry.
Rail - Team Leader Signalling MaintenanceLeeds, West Yorkshire Negotiable
Team Leader Signalling Maintenance Job Description The Supervisor will manage, direct, organise and motivate the teams so that work is undertaken safely, efficiently and to the relevant standards, while undertaking and directing inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal work as allocated. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors. They will carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions. They will undertake work and associated duties in accordance with standards as directed and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards. They will supervise and check the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards, while ensuring a consistent, effective service to customers and stakeholders. The Supervisor will prepare work and resource specifications, scopes of work, and method statements including Safe System of Work Plans. They will check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under their control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly. They will manage the allocation of resources and accurately report all work completed/not completed and produce/maintain records as required. Other responsibilities include assisting in the monitoring and review of staff competence and welfare and managing the development of individuals and the engagement of the team. Key Accountabilities * Leading a team of 3 - person in charge * Must have experience of competencies - see job description * Maintain the rail infrastructure around the Leeds area * IRSE licence requirement * Institute of rail signalling engineers * Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors. * Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions. * Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent. * Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards. * Control and check the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards. * Check that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies. * Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly. * Accurately report all work completed/not completed and produce/maintain records as required. * Contribute to your own development and that of others. 10. Adhere to company policies and procedures. Essential * Institute of rail signalling engineers * PTS * Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work. * Experience of organising and controlling the safe and efficient delivery of work. * Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team. * Able to lead, motivate and direct a team. * Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. * Knowledge and experience of signalling inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal technician.
Rail - Stakeholder Engagement ManagerBirmingham, West Midlands Negotiable
Job purpose This role supports the management and coordination of key stakeholder relationships along the line of route, including MPs, their constituency offices and local authorities, as well as a myriad of political, business, specialist and community stakeholders. The role is part of a team committed to making sure HS2 acts as a good neighbour to communities and stakeholders along the route of the new railway. Accountabilities Work with colleagues in the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Directorate and across other HS2 departments to ensure timely, coordinated and consistent two-way information flows between HS2 and identified key stakeholders. Develop and deepen relationships with stakeholders along the line of route, including MPs and their constituency offices, local authorities, local representative groups based in the communities the project will impact, and other identified key stakeholders. Proactively identify opportunities to involve key stakeholders in the project and work with colleagues across HS2 to plan and deliver engagement activities. Develop and maintain an overview of the politics, stakeholder issues and activities in communities along the route, identifying and feeding back into the business key risks and opportunities. Manage correspondence with identified key stakeholders ensuring all responses are timely, accurate and of high quality in both tone and content. Provide clear and concise briefings, presentations and reports on complex issues for senior members of HS2. Manage processes to coordinate, record and report on engagement with key stakeholders, ensuring a consistent approach and alignment with HS2 processes Develop effective working relationships with contractors' ensuring they understand HS2's commitments, behaviour expectations, and metrics by which they will be measured. Skills: Ability to develop relationships and build trust amongst internal and external stakeholders, using diplomacy at every stage Influencing and communication skills Written communication skills and attention to detail Project management, organisational and planning skills Ability to communicate complex issues with clarity Ability to analyse data, interpret changing environments and present briefings to a variety of audiences at various levels in the organisation Ability to manage own workload and competing stakeholder priorities to meet agreed deadlines Knowledge: Understanding of engagement and communications on high-profile and sensitive projects Understanding and experience of developing important stakeholder relationships within the nuances of local community engagement and local politics Understanding of the political environment in which HS2 operates Knowledge of how UK Parliament and Local Authorities work and appropriate engagement methods Type of experience: Experience of developing and delivering strategic stakeholder management arrangements in large and complex environments Experience of working within or with Whitehall, Westminster or Local Government Experience of successful delivery on high profile and sensitive projects Experience of providing counsel across an organisation on stakeholder engagement Dimensions The period following Royal Assent ( February 2017), marks a complex time for community and stakeholder engagement, with three major programmes of activity spanning very different stages of the overall project, all involving wide range of stakeholders and community members: Phase 1: Land acquisition and main construction due to commence. Phase 2a: Hybrid Bill process, including petition management. Phase 2b: Consultation on proposed route, including site investigations. This is an important role responsible for ensuring effective, consistent and timely engagement and communications. This is a public facing role which requires empathy and understanding of those affected, as well as knowledge of the HS2 project. Management of an engagement budget and resources. The role involves both proactive and reactive engagement with a variety of external stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the HS2 project in partnership with the DfT.
Rail Project Engineer (Elec & Plant) BirminghamBirmingham, West Midlands £0.01 - £1.01 per day + negotiable day rate inside of IR35
Rail Project Engineer (E&P): Birmingham - (Electrification and Plant) 6++ Months Contract To manage design and/or construction activities for allocated projects. Managing so that appropriate engineering standards are used in relation to design and/or construction on allocated projects within the national programme with compliance to the requirements of the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), relevant legislation, Group and company standards, and procedures. 1. Implement systems and procedures to maintain a cost effective, high quality, safe and environmentally responsible approach to design, construction, commissioning and other technical activities on relevant projects, compliant with all relevant legislation. Liaise with regulators and others as appropriate. 2. Monitor specific projects managed by Infrastructure Investment so that they are engineered to the standards and specification, allocated design and construction contracts include reference to and are compliant with appropriate Railway Group and Company standards, formal specifications and procedures. 3. Manage all engineering activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality. 4. Maintain the use of relevant techniques and procedures of quantified and qualitative risk assessment and HAZOP analysis to allocated projects and manage the environmental aspects of allocated projects in accordance with environmental policy. 5. Monitor design and specialist consultants and contractors. 6. Provide project management advice in respect of all construction activities, including testing and commissioning and site supervision. Manage so that the design and/or construction elements of relevant projects meet the requirements of current legislation, including construction design management (CDM) regulations. 7. Monitor so that the contractor's design/construction/specialists personnel are competent. 8. Undertake reviews of design and/or construction activities. Arrange audits of contractors monitoring safety, environment and quality of design, construction, testing and commissioning and management systems is adequate. 9. Carry out the duties of designated project engineer (DPE) for specific projects. 10. Identify and share best practice across the various project teams. Essential * Successful relevant experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in construction and design projects across multi discipline areas. * Technical qualifications to HNC/HND or equivalent GNVQ level. * Knowledge of quality assurance. * An understanding of the arrangements required for the independent assessment of work. * CDM, risk assessment , auditing internal and external competency. * CITB CSCS scheme Valid PTS is needed. Desirable * Membership of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level. * Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects. * An appreciation of environmental issues in engineering works. * Six Sigma Yellow Belt. * Project safety management experience * Yellow book course.
Rail - Quality Manager (Safety) - LondonCity of London, London Negotiable
At Talascend International we are currently looking for a Quality Manager - Safety. To support the Head of Quality within the Elizabeth Line operation's team to implement all aspects of the Elizabeth Line's quality assurance management system. To lead the team that will monitor and oversee the Elizabeth Line operation's team's performance and compliance with all procedural information governing quality control and quality assurance. Principal Accountabilities * Establishing a right-first-time culture across the operation's team that puts quality at the heart of project delivery. * Ensuring that the operations team implement appropriate quality management arrangements, supported by the deployment of competent resources, that extend into the operation's team and that establish plans for successful delivery. * Ensuring that the Elizabeth Line's quality systems and processes are fully aligned to ROGS requirements * Ensuring that auditing of quality management arrangements provide overall assurance to the senior leadership team of the Elizabeth Line and identify issues for immediate resolution. * Ensuring that the operation's team implements appropriate and achievable Inspection and Test Plans, achieving quality outputs consistent with ROGS requirements, fully supported with quality records. * Ensuring that the Key Stakeholders' (RfLi Engineering and the Infrastructure Managers) requirements to review the operational railway activities are identified and scheduled, including the provision of samples, benchmarks, off-site and on-site inspection and testing. * Ensuring that any deviations from contracted requirements are permitted only after endorsement by authorised RfLi Engineering personnel and recorded as concessions. * Ensuring that the operation's team implement appropriate arrangements for the identification of defects and their subsequent rectification, remediation or repair. * Leading investigations and problem-solving exercises (SPOT-On or equivalent) into significant supplier failures and major (CAT 1) and recurring non- conformances, monitoring supplier implementation of corrective and preventive action plans. * Establishing procedures for the progressive collation of learning amongst the operation's team and monitoring the implementation of subsequent continual improvement. * Ensure Elizabeth Line Observations are undertaken effectively, meeting defined targets and involve all relevant stakeholders e.g. RfLi Engineering and Infrastructure Managers. * Ensure the operation's team review and effective implementation of ITPs, sub- contractor/supplier quality plans, quality system procedures, test plans, quality improvement plans. * Production of periodic quality reports to provide visibility of Elizabeth Line performance. * Support the periodic Quality Focus Meeting (QFM) process to ensure any quality issues are captured and actions are progressed. * Support the Elizabeth Line operation's team review in the timely compilation and "right first time" submission of certification packages to support the ongoing assurance of the works. * Develop and present quality training to the Elizabeth Line operations. * Establishing an effective working relationship with the Elizabeth Line leadership team to ensure support and oversight of the operations team's management of the operator. * Acting as the point of contact for Elizabeth Line related quality issues. * Providing leadership and guidance to the Quality Assurance Engineers to successfully undertake their duties. * Ensuring that the Elizabeth Line operations team's corporate quality KPIs are managed and achieved. * Developing Elizabeth Line specific quality KPIs as required * Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Crossrail Target Zero principles. * Co-operate with Crossrail/Elizabeth Line in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times. * Act as a role model for Crossrail/Elizabeth Line's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Crossrail's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too. * Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues. * Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Crossrail/Elizabeth Line's information or information systems at risk. Person Specification * Degree qualified in an Engineering Discipline or equivalent experience * Chartered Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (MCQI CQP) * Experience of leading multidisciplinary quality teams on rail or major civil engineering construction projects. * Experience of implementing QA/QC programs on rail and major civil engineering construction projects
Rail - Assurance Manager - Safety (SHE Operations) LondonLondon, England £0.01 - £1.01 per day + day rate inside of IR35
Rail - Assurance Manager - Safety (SHE Operations) London Delivery of health and safety assurance assessments and reviews in relation to projects new Line operation's team and its key stakeholders' approaches to the assessment and management of health and safety risk. Compliance with health and safety legislation or company procedures, in transition into ROGS and preparation for operation of the completed railway. The work will be undertaken to support Line's Target Zero principles. Principal Accountabilities Carrying out H&S Assurance assessments and reviews in accordance with the Line operations team's Integrated Audit & Assurance schedule and H&S Assurance Plan; produce reports and issue Corrective Action Requests in a timely manner. Supporting auditees (both internal and external) in understanding and addressing any identified deficiencies in their safe working processes. Providing advice and assistance so that others understand their obligations and how to achieve them. Plan and implement assurance activities including surveillance, inspection and audit activities within the annual audit programme and annual assurance plan. Provide advice and information to support the development of health and safety management systems. Reporting the status of clients and stakeholder's compliance with health and safety requirements. Monitor and provide assurance to the Senior Safety Health Environment Business Partner on the delivery of health and safety approvals required for the opening of individual elements of the railway and the railway in its entirety. To work with the rest of the Assurance teams to ensure coverage at all times of the assurance aims of the team. To provide guidance and support on safety across the business in the drive to achieve Target Zero aspirations. To support in the management and development of Health and Safety Directorate initiatives to establish risk evaluation-based initiatives to support Target Zero. To support existing and new programmes to maintain and improve construction health and safety management across Crossrail/Elizabeth Line and Stakeholder Management teams. To take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the clients Target Zero principles. To co-operate with client in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times. To act as a role model for clients vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with clients ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too. To promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues. To take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put clients information or information systems at risk. Main challenges of the job Multiple departmental, stakeholder and contractual interfaces with varying systems and reporting cultures. Ensuring that all assurance activities are carried out to schedule and in accordance with Company auditing procedures and processes. Ensuring effective communication on H&S assurance issues across Line, and to stakeholder organisations and Infrastructure Managers. To ensure the assurance activities contribute towards a positive health and safety culture across the programme. Balancing a variety of priorities to ensure timely delivery in accordance with agreed deadlines. Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external) Work with consultants and other departments to deliver deadlines. Engage with other parties involved in the delivery of the programme both inside clients operations team's and Stakeholder and Industry Partners and Contractors. Work with clients Line's Risk Management, Systems Safety and Audit teams. Developing a collaborative approach with the clients operation's team. Person Specification NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ level 4, or equivalent Health and Safety qualification supported by appropriate amount of relevant professional experience. NEBOSH Certificate / NEBOSH Construction Certificate may be acceptable if supported by substantial amount of relevant professional experience. Detailed working knowledge of OHSAS 18001 and UK Safety Legislation, with reference to safety in the construction and / or railway environment. Qualified systems auditor, preferably IRCA registered; appropriate amount of experience of carrying out and following up assessments / audits in a similar environment. Good working knowledge of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and the application of these Standards in the construction and / or railway environment.
HSE Reporting Analyst: LondonLondon, England Inside IR35
Undertake and coordinate all Elizabeth Line Safety Health Environment (SHE) reporting and analysis. Principal Accountabilities Maintain up to date Health and Safety databases and ensuring appropriate and timely reporting of Health and Safety information. Complete line-wide data analysis and associated trending as the Railway moves into ROGS. Act as the point of contact with the RSSB (SMIS related). Act as the SMIS 'Coordinator' - activities to include: Data input End-to-end closure of inputs Mentoring and training where applicable (refresher/changes or new entrants) Supporting any related communications relating to SMIS RfLi SHE Reporting including Quality and Assurance outputs, data analysis and trending CCOS. TfL SHE Reporting - CCOS, line-wide and bespoke. Bespoke reporting, RFLI-wide and stakeholders. Stakeholder liaison (TfL, MTR-EL, NR, HAL, ORR, RSSB). Prepare and deliver presentations on safety to a variety of senior stakeholders. Person Specification Data analyst experience at an advanced level. Sound understanding of data, statistics and their application within TfL. Good understanding of the principles of 'Lean 6 Sigma'. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively across different organisations. Working knowledge of reporting requirements, with specific reference to safety. Experienced user of reporting systems and Excel and PowerPoint.
H&S Generalist: LondonLondon, England Inside IR35
To improve health & safety performance of the Elizabeth Line as it transitions into a ROGS and revenue service. The post-holder works as part of the SHE Operations team to promote improvements in health and safety management and performance. They are to work closely with the project teams and the Infrastructure Managers to ensure integration of the Target Zero culture into daily work programmes on project sites and to promote various safety improvements and initiatives. Principal Accountabilities Work with the team to enable them to understand and deliver their commitments under ROGS with regard to health and safety standards. Critically review the operations team's health and safety related submissions to ensure they meet RfLi and ROGS requirements. Lead and assist in regular documented monitoring activities including on-site surveillance, process audits and project assessments and other assurance activities. Advise operation's team on health and safety matters and assist them to discharge their duties. Assist with the sharing of best practice, positive safety performance and learning from incidents, including the development and roll out of health and safety campaigns e.g. stepping up week. Lead and assist operation's team in the development and delivery of Target Zero. Produce required reports (including data analysis) and assist Infrastructure Managers to do similar. Assist the operation's team with investigations into incidents as required. Assist in the health and safety aspects of Procurement including development of documentation and evaluation of tender submissions. Assist with the production of health & safety documentation required for an operational railway including the Health and Safety File, training materials and O&M Manuals. Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues Person Specification Experience in a ROGS health and safety management. Ability to oversee Health and Safety aspects of ROGS including Testing & Commissioning. NEBOSH Construction Certificate/General Cert with Construction experience would be desirable qualifications. Experience of incident investigation. Experience of developing, managing and delivering health and safety initiatives. Experience of communicating health and safety information. Experience of undertaking assurance activities. Ability to work under own initiative as well as contribute to and support the larger Health and Safety Team. Ability to work closely with the Delivery and operation's teams.
Town Planning Manager - BirminghamBirmingham, West Midlands £36300 - £45350.00 per annum + + Flex Fund + Pension
Accountabilities Assist in the programming, preparation, review and submission requests for approval in accordance with Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail Act 2017 (the Act), and working primarily as part of the main works Integrated Project Team (IPT), and with engineering and environment teams, consultants and contractors as required. Engage with local planning authorities on town planning matters associated with Schedule 17 and planning application submissions, and hybrid Act related processes. Manage, engage with and advise contractor and internal teams on the preparation of planning material for consents packages, for example enabling works, main works, rail systems, and works outside of Act limits. Advise on Development Consent Order / Transport and Works Act Orders and planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act and General Permitted Development Order processes and programme, and risk implications associated with these. Support with emerging business needs, for example assisting in design panel reviews, local technical engagement panels and local public engagement activities. Manage a significant number of Schedule 17 consents delivered by our early works and main works contractors over a 3-4 year programme Support delivery partners by providing planning advice on matters relating to project design and refinements, Schedule 17 submission strategy and submission package preparation, negotiation with local planning authorities, conditions and the Act planning regime and legal framework. Work within the Infrastructure Directorate with responsibility for leading on town planning matters primarily within the West Midlands Area, but may also involve responsibility for route-wide planning tasks. Required criteria Skills: Able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders Ability to negotiate the successful delivery of consents with local planning authorities Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including stakeholders at various levels Ability to provide advice and guidance on the production of drawings and supplemental planning information relating to planning submissions IT skills including MS office or equivalent Ability to provide advice to internal and external stakeholders on Town Planning matters and the Act. Able to prioritise workload, work independently and deliver to agreed deadlines. Knowledge Knowledge of UK Planning Policy and legislation and an understanding of Environment Impact Assessment Legislation. Project or programme management processes and / or successfully managing a varied caseload of applications or projects. Type of experience Experience in town planning through infrastructure planning, and/or dealing with major planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Member of the RTPI Experience of different planning regimes including the Planning Act 2008, The Transport and Works Act 1992 or Hybrid Bill experience. Experience of working and building relationships with multidisciplinary project teams, and internal and external stakeholders. Experience of contributing to multi-disciplinary projects.
Town Planning Manager - LondonLondon, England £39250 - £49100.00 per annum + + Flex Fund + Pension
Accountabilities Assist in the programming, preparation, review and submission requests for approval in accordance with Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail Act 2017 (the Act), and working primarily as part of the main works Integrated Project Team (IPT), and with engineering and environment teams, consultants and contractors as required. Engage with local planning authorities on town planning matters associated with Schedule 17 and planning application submissions, and hybrid Act related processes. Manage, engage with and advise contractor and internal teams on the preparation of planning material for consents packages, for example enabling works, main works, rail systems, and works outside of Act limits. Advise on Development Consent Order / Transport and Works Act Orders and planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act and General Permitted Development Order processes and programme, and risk implications associated with these. Support with emerging business needs, for example assisting in design panel reviews, local technical engagement panels and local public engagement activities. Manage a significant number of Schedule 17 consents delivered by our early works and main works contractors over a 3-4 year programme Support delivery partners by providing planning advice on matters relating to project design and refinements, Schedule 17 submission strategy and submission package preparation, negotiation with local planning authorities, conditions and the Act planning regime and legal framework. Work within the Infrastructure Directorate with responsibility for leading on town planning matters primarily within the London - South Buckinghamshire Area, but may also involve responsibility for route-wide planning tasks. Required criteria Skills: Able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders Ability to negotiate the successful delivery of consents with local planning authorities Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including stakeholders at various levels Ability to provide advice and guidance on the production of drawings and supplemental planning information relating to planning submissions IT skills including MS office or equivalent Ability to provide advice to internal and external stakeholders on Town Planning matters and the Act. Able to prioritise workload, work independently and deliver to agreed deadlines. Knowledge Knowledge of UK Planning Policy and legislation and an understanding of Environment Impact Assessment Legislation. Project or programme management processes and / or successfully managing a varied caseload of applications or projects. Type of experience Experience in town planning through infrastructure planning, and/or dealing with major planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Member of the RTPI Experience of different planning regimes including the Planning Act 2008, The Transport and Works Act 1992 or Hybrid Bill experience. Experience of working and building relationships with multidisciplinary project teams, and internal and external stakeholders. Experience of contributing to multi-disciplinary projects.
Programme Planning Manager - LondonCity of London, London Negotiable
At Talascend International we are currently looking for a Programme Planning Manager to support the Employer in the co-ordination of the entire Delivery Controls Schedule (DCS) working closely with Sub Programmes / Sectors and Project Delivery Teams (PDTs) to facilitate and ensure collaboration to deliver a unified and integrated project. Principal Accountabilities Supporting the Employer to: Manage and direct the DCS Planner (Reporting & Performance) in the co-ordination, administration and production of planning and schedule progress. Manage and direct the Sector Planning Leads in the co-ordination, administration and production of planning and schedule progress. Develop and maintain an accurate Programme Delivery Control Schedule (DCS). Facilitate a collaborative process that promotes engagement and ownership of the DCS throughout the organisation. Monitor the quality and validity of the component schedules to facilitate their integration into the overall Delivery Control Schedule and facilitate and manage the logic interfaces between the component PDT schedules associated with the DCS schedule. Provide guidance around DCS development and ongoing maintenance, in accordance with Crossrail planning and scheduling processes and procedures. Support processes to provide timely and regular transfer of accurate and coherent schedule information into the DCS schedule. Provide planning and project management support to the Programme as directed by the Head of Planning and provide such additional support to the Head of Planning as may be from time to time required. Identify and communicate specific schedule issues to the relevant Sub Programme / Area and PDT as may be required. Promote the use of developed schedule related strategies and tools within the Crossrail Programme and proactively work with PDTs to encourage project management leading practice. Person Specification Educated to at least degree level, or equivalent training and experience. Experience of working on schedule development and reporting on a major infrastructure programme. Experience of schedule development in Primavera Project Manager P6. Experience in the use of computer software products (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Rail: Work Plan Coordinator: West SussexCrawley, West Sussex Up to £350 per day + Inside IR35
Main Duties: Accountable to the relevant Project Manager Developing; maintaining and documenting appropriate plans and controls for the project in line with the change lifecycle. Ensuring the appropriate governance disciplines are observed. Reviewing project and supplier documentation and plans to highlight any issues that may compromise delivery Facilitating resolution of project issues and mitigation of project risks Maintaining project documentation Making a constructive contribution to project management processes Produce project documentation Manage issues; risks; dependencies; assumption and other controls Arrange; prepare materials; facilitate; chair and document meetings Monitor and report on progress Manage project resources including staff; contractors and spend Assure suppliers plans; project controls and progress reports Manage QA processes Demonstrate learning?s achieved on the project Track record of successful delivery in an equivalent role with equivalent level of responsibility in complex IT application projects Knowledge of industry standard methods and tools Experience of working successfully with IT supplier staff and representatives from business teams to delivery new systems Experience of working successfully in large; complex organisations Knowledge, Skills, Experience Knowledge of PPS previous railway route knowledge of this area background in works planning Experience of works delivery background/ Even Tools supervisor role Statement of Work Planning strong communicator to lead meetings, good stakeholder mgmt., confident and good organiser of people.
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Oil & Gas Projects Finance Project Controller, StavangerStavanger, Norway £0.01 - £1.01 per annum + Negotiable rate in Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Finance Project Controller, with an Understanding of Subsea, Surface or Drilling Services projects. 12 Month Contract based in Stavanger, Norway. This role is paid in Norwegian Krone. (NOK) Responsible and accountable for invoicing being carried out in a timely manner. Responsible for following up and part take in resolution of issues related to past due and disputed invoices. Responsible for supporting project managers with high quality financial information so that project financial results come in on plan or better. Responsible for carrying out post project analysis on selection of closed projects and preset to management. Instigate learning in organization based on findings. Responsible for revenue transactions being booked in accordance with Revene Recognition Policy. General responsibility to train and enforce correct cost booking in organization. Responsible for participating and driving functional cost budgeting, cost followup, variance analysis and budget adherence together with function manager. Responsible and accountable for timely and accurate creation and update of sales orders. Responsible and accountable for timely project creation and close down in ERP system. Responsible for identifying and working active to improve efficiency in business processes and work tools. Responsible and accountable for reporting to management in connection with month end. Responsible and accountable for correct and timely bookkeeping. Responsible and accountable for accurate booking of own work hours. Responsible for accurate and complete forcasting. Responsible and accountable for raising VOR workflow should you possess knowledge that necessitates this. Responsible for carrying out all work in a manner that is SOX compliant. Responsible and accountable for staying up to date with all regulations, procedures and processes that impact on work activities in the finance department. Responsible for possessing and staying up to date with required skills (IT skills, Soft Skills, with more) to carry out your job in an accurate and efficient manner. Promote and ensure compliance to company and regulatory EHS requirements & expectations at all time Promote and ensure compliance to company and regulatory Quality management systems at all time Essential Qualifications/Competencies: Proven ability to manage the financials in complex projects involving multiple functions and/or multiple sites/businesses and multiple deliveries. Proven knowledge of and ability to apply accounting standards on transactions flowing from complex multi deliveries projects. Proven knowledge and understanding of balance sheets and Profit and Loss reports. Proven ability to communicate across complex teams and organizations, triggering action. Proven ability to utilize ERP systems and MS Excel to sufficient extent for carrying out tasks in accurate and efficient manner. Proven ability to spot inefficiencies in business processes and trigger and/or carry out improvements. Proven ability to timely and accurately forecast billing, orders, revenue and margin. Proven ability to adhere to and exploit complex contracts. Proven ability to deliver insightful reporting and analysis to provoke informed and correct business decisions. Proficient in English both written and verbally. Ability to set and uphold the financial agenda in operations team. Proven ability to create timely and accurate invoices and follow up AR. Proven knowledge and understanding of business transactions and enterprise impact. Proven knowledge and understanding of business processes in complex projects. Desired Characteristics/Skills: Min. 2 years of project financial controllership and analysis experience. Min. Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance or Industrial Finance. PC Literacy: Proficient user of MS Excel, SAP, Oracle, MS Office Understanding of Subsea, Surface or Drilling Services projects. Display personality traits and behaviors that ensure financial compliance and margin maximization throughout the business.
Quality Assurance Specialist, Oslo (drug manufacturing)Oslo, Norway £001 - £002 per month + negotiable monthly salary
Life Sciences, Quality Assurance Specialist, Oslo 1 year Contract, 37.5 hours per week Norwegian & English Languages Qualifications Master's degree in Pharmacy (MSc. Pharm or Cand.Pharm), approved by the Norwegian Department of Health and contains courses identical to MSc. Pharm Oslo University. Oral & written proficiency in the Norwegian language & English Practical experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing is valued but not essential. Roles & responsibilities The main role of an authorized Quality Assurance Specialist is to assure that each batch of medicinal product that has been manufactured is safe for use and manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines and marketing authorization. Personality traits: Solution oriented - the favorable candidate is one who identifies a problem, identifies solutions, finds the relevant facts before asking for presenting and asking for assistance. Structured - enjoys setting goals, timelines and achieving them promptly. Positive - An attitude that invites collaboration and makes the process of achieving difficult/complex tasks, enjoyable. Social - ability to interact with others regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, political views, or personal world view. Enjoys working with experts from other fields including Quality Control analysis, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Development, Regulatory affairs, Artwork Management, Suppliers, Authorities around the world. A teachable spirit - the ideal candidate identifies the complex nature of drug manufacturing and its implications to human life. Moreover, being sober and clear about the things one does not understand and the willingness to critically ascertain the information one perceives as the truth is a critical part of being suitable for this job.
Mechanical Design Engineer, Norway (Design of ultrasound Equip)Horten, Norway £001 - £002 per month + negotiable monthly salary
Mechanical Design Engineer, Horten, Norway. Design Expereince in Healthcare Systems / Ultrasound. Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering 8 months contract Contract 37.5 hours per week Work Includes: Mechanical cad on new product releases. Improving quality and fixing issues with existing designs. Perform changes on existing designs to reduce cost. Manage change notifications. Work together with support functions (QA, RA, Vendors, Mfg) to release new parts and changes. Test and verification according the GE quality procedures. MUST HAVE Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering 3D CAD English & good to have Norwegian (pref) NICE TO HAVE 3d cad in SolidWorks Sheet metal design for mass production. Plastic design for mass production. Design for manufacturability. Experience with managing phase in and phase out of changes to designs in production. Expereince in SolidWorks, Jira, Subversion, MyWorkshop Design of electronics, mechanical and electromechanical parts for medical ultrasound systems. Personality traits Systematic. Quality focused. Team player. Not afraid to ask questions. The ultrasound systems designed and developed in Horten have leading edge technology and are among the very best cardiovascular ultrasound scanners in the world. As a mechanical design engineer you will take vital part in the development process contributing to the high performance and quality of our systems. Every day over 200.000 patients are getting diagnosis and improved life quality from echo scans performed by systems developed by us.
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