Scheme Project Manager ** 12 month FTC/Secondment **

Network Rail
32256.00 - 36288.00 GBP Annual
12 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public.

Network Rail Training is committed to this goal. We aim to create an environment where every individual is able to succeed and is encouraged to reach their full potential, helping the company to become a natural choice for talented people to join.

Network Rail Training provides a full training and development service that is aligned to our customer's objectives and priorities for the successful development of their team's capabilities and competences.

We deliver a wide range of learning solutions from technical and vocational skills, through to professional development, safety, leadership, new entrant programmes and higher education designed and developed to enable continuous improvement of safety and business performance across the business. Everything we do is to support Network Rail's safety culture of getting everyone home safe every day.

This is why we've set up our own state of the art training and development centres with the majority of the training being delivered by former maintenance and operations staff. This means they truly understand the technical aspects of a task with the vital safety behaviours needed to get our people home safe every day.

Brief Description

Are you a project management professional who is looking for a new challenge or maybe you are a Project Management Assistant or a Junior Project Manager looking for that next step in your career?

If so, this role could be perfect for you....

We are looking for someone who has experience of working on various projects at all stages, someone who likes to be thrown in at the deep end and challenged. Because of this we require the successful candidate to be outgoing and pro-active with excellent communication and stakeholder relationship skills.

Working within a smaller team within out Network Rail Training function, you will be managing and supporting on projects relating to creating training packages for train drivers across the organisation.

It is NOT essential to have railway or railway maintenance experience.

Key purpose of the role is to manage projects through various stages of the life cycle and to support and assist delivering the overall project portfolio managed by the team.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

• Deliver individual projects or parts of projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
• Provide a professional, consistent and effective project management service including the use of performance indicators and project reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group and Network Rail's company standards and guidelines.
• Manage the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.
• 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 Competence Framework.
• Manage the production of project management plans
• Manage project budgets within agreed targets
• Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager (Change).
• 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 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 GBP2,250).

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

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

Closing date: 15th October 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

This vacancy is for a fixed term opportunity .


Amount of Travel

Work At Home