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Senior Project Manager

  1. Oslo
  1. Consulting & advisory, Transportation

Senior Project Manager

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin, is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firms offering unparalleled opportunities for talented individuals in search of a rewarding career.


  • Leading multi-disciplinary project teams from across Atkins, and sub-contract partner teams in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, India, to:
  • successfully manage and deliver railway, metro, tram and other infrastructure projects to the very highest standards for our clients
  • lead and manage single and multi-disciplinary tenders
  • effectively implement BIM, CAD, GIS and EDMS systems to integrate our services
  • Oversee quality reviews of deliverables in line with company requirements.
  • Engage with clients and actively sell our wide range or technical capabilities.
  • Actively support recruitment activities.
  • Ensure we have sufficient resources with the right skills to deliver our projects.
  • Support staff development in Norway and our wider teams.


  • Relevant education from College or University; minimum bachelor's level
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in railway, metro or tram projects
  • Excellent project management experience of multi-disciplinary railway, metro or tram projects
  • Strong working knowledge of Norwegian technical standards, specifications, guidelines and requirements of railway, metro and tram projects
  • A good working knowledge of engineering management functions; ideally able to undertake this role on projects where required
  • A good level of knowledge of CAD / BIM / GIS / EDMS systems and tools to support project delivery – ideally across disciplines based in multiple offices
  • Knowledge of NS8401/8402 or equivalent
  • Demonstrable evidence of leading multi-disciplinary bids and tenders, ideally with teams based in different countries
  • Highly collaborative with strong communication skills and an ability to work across geographically and organisationally separate teams
  • Performance driven and customer focussed
  • A desire to drive the industry into the digital future
  • Ideal candidate should be fluent in Norwegian language


  • Provide excellent project management services for our projects with teams based across Scandinavia, the UK, India, the United States and Canada
  • Lead and / or support large multi-disciplinary tenders
  • Undertake the role of engineering manager on occasion
  • Grow and lead a team with a reputation for technical excellence and ability to flexibly respond to business needs
  • Drive best practice, knowledge sharing, and process standardisation / optimisation
  • Support resource demand forecasts in collaboration with colleagues
  • Win work through maximising additional / repeat / follow-on work from clients
  • Drive innovation in service offerings
  • Spot opportunities and foster client relationships
  • Ensure adherence to corporate governance and management systems

The Individual

  • A reputation for project management excellence, delivery and providing an open and supportive working environment focussed upon health, safety and team wellbeing
  • A hard working and flexible individual, who is reliable, proactive and innovative
  • Able to build and motivate a team and demonstrate good leadership qualities
  • A self-starter with a high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team, coupled with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Able to keep calm under pressure within demanding project environments
  • Collaborative, customer focused and an excellent team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Able to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build relationships with both clients and our teams
  • Sound business judgement with a demonstrated knowledge of identifying value creation
  • A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team, combined with a passion for staff development

Available to travel across Scandinavia and the UK if required (potential for short term overseas assignments also)


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