Scheme Project Manager

Network Rail
Milton Keynes
32256.00 - 36288.00 GBP Annual
12 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We're investing GBP38bn in the railway by 2019 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group encompasses asset management, engineering, safety, health and wellness, and sustainable development, together with our key national change programmes including business critical rules, level crossing risk reduction, risk based maintenance and safety culture change.

Designed to reinforce the reality that safety is critical for every element of what we do, the STE Group delivers a 'Centre of Expertise' combining high quality safety, technical and engineering leadership to the business. With elements from Network Operations and Infrastructure Projects, it also provides a much clearer interface for the Routes.

Our key accountabilities are:
Innovate - Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway
Lead - Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders on safety, environmental, sustainability, technical and engineering concerns
Assure - Assure Network Rail engineering assets by governing standards and frameworks and measuring our compliance against them
Grow - Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our leadership capability across STE by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and use management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement

This is an exciting opportunity to join the programme team in supporting multi discipline projects in the Innovation and Information Governance team. Managing projects and programmes to ensure Network Rail are compliant to regulatory standards.

As we move into a Digital Railway we will become increasingly dependent on information to deliver a safe, efficient and secure railway and achieve our strategic objectives.
The Information Strategy articulates the importance of information in the delivery of Network Rail's business goals; identifying how and where we must focus our efforts to optimise the use of information to deliver a Better Railway for a Better Britain.

Brief Description

To manage projects through various stages of the life cycle and to support and assist delivering the overall project portfolio managed by the programme team.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

• Deliver individual projects or parts of projects in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Managing Successful Projects for Network Rail (MSP4NR), applicable Network Rail company rules and means of control (including standards), railway group standards, HMRI guidance where appropriate and other specific legislation including construction design management (CDM) Regulations.
• Provide a professional, consistent and effective project management service including the use of performance indicators and project reporting systems in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Managing Successful Projects for Network Rail (MSP4NR), applicable Network Rail company rules and means of control (including standards) and guidelines.
• Manage the development and delivery of projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.
• Discharge Network Rail's CDM related duties as required by company process.
• Manage tactical change and risks within the project life cycle for allocated schemes.
• Assist or lead in the provision of a safe working environment in the execution of managed work.
• Comply with the Investment Regulations Framework.
• Manage the production of project management plans and other associated project management documentation.
• Manage project budgets within agreed targets and provide periodic updates through the management review process.
• Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager.
• Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.
• Disseminate lessons learnt.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Successful relevant experience including project management
• Educated to HNC/HND or similar standard
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Project safety management experience
• Knowledge of Oracle Projects
• Knowledge of safety, quality and environmental procedures.
• Knowledge of commercial and financial procedures.
• Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management or other professional body.

• A degree or equivalent
• Six Sigma Yellow Belt

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to GBP3000 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,500).

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP32,256 - GBP36,288

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.

Closing date: Wednesday 18 th October, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home