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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Project Manager - rail - electrical

  • Job added:   11 August 2020
  • Location:   Lambeth, Greater London
  • County:   Greater London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212035386
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client are an award winning Infrastructure contractor working in the transportation sector mainly on electrical and civil engineering projects.
We are a growing company and as such require a Project Manager with experience in electrification projects including HV/LV, feeder routes, cable doubling and ETE to join our team in London covering projects around London, South East and the Midlands.
We currently have a number of very exciting rail projects which we require PM's for with more work in the pipeline.
The position is to work with on our rail electrification projects leading end-to-end project cycles to ensure safe delivery of the project to time, cost and quality requirements.
Key responsibilities
Project management and delivery
·Produce a contract programme within the timescales set out by the contract and provide client with contractually determined up-dates
·Alongside the Project Planners produce a weekly programme update
·Ensure Projects are delivered in accordance with the terms of the contract Paperwork
·Maintain Site Records: Inductions; Competencies of Individuals on Site; Site Registers; Completed ITP's; GRN's
·Write CPP
·Complete project Communications & Instructions Register as per Document Control procedure
·HVF1 Switch-out Request
·Complete Document Deliverable Matrix
·Worksite Request and Worksite Cancellation
·Raise Early Warning Notification as per Commercial procedure
·Raise Change Requests as per Commercial procedure
·Prepare Clause 14 / NEC Contract Programme
·Complete Internal Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Procurement Schedule
·Write QMP
·Conduct project audits as per IMS Audit procedure and project audit schedule
·Ensure Non-conformance reports are completed and closed out
·Ensure ITP's are conducted in accordance with the Quality Plan
Meetings & Reporting
·Attend 10 Week Lookahead
·Attend CVR & Project Management
·Instigate and manage Project Start Up Meeting Internal Chaired by Regional Manager
·Conduct HSQE Start up meeting
·Instigate and manage Weekly Construction Meeting
·Attend Operations Management Meeting
·Instigate and manage Project Environmental Review
·Complete Project Periodic Report
Required experience:
* Project management experience in a rail electrical capacity
* Ability to write WPP's and CPP's + manage all audit and project paperwork/life-cycle
* Rail construction experience
* Competent with Electrical distribution, HV & LV, ETE, cable doubling -
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