Your project is only as good as the people working on it. People working on your project, your team, are also known as stakeholders.
Stakeholders are anyone (a person, a group or an organisation) that could affect or be affected by the ongoings of your project.
Every stakeholder will have their own “stake” or interest in the project. Within your project, every stakeholder could have their own goals and could change the requirements of the project to meet their requirements.
This is where you come in! You will work with each stakeholder and member of your team to clearly define what the scope and objectives of the project are, and what their role will be. This is known as stakeholder management.
The Project Manager considers all the relevant project constraints and is responsible for making sure the overall delivery is within scope, within budget, and on time.
The Project Engineer works side-by-side with the Project Manager to organise and oversee the construction of the projects. You’ll find them both in the office and on site while construction happens. You'll have to work closely with the Engineer if, for example, you end up needing to change the track alignment to avoid certain flora and fauna.
The role of the Risk Advisor is to stay one step ahead of issues that might arise during the implementation of the project and compromise its delivery. Even the best-laid projects don’t always go to plan – that’s why it’s crucial to identify and evaluate risks so that you can stock up on solutions and strategies and ensure delivery remains safe, on time and in budget.
Cost Controllers assist the project team to control the costs. They work with data and feedback from all the other departments in order to crunch the numbers and forecast the project’s budget. They refine that budget along the way, and attempt to ensure minimal deviation from it.