Director General, High Speed Rail & Director General Rail

Civil Service
London (Greater)
Department for Transport
27 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Department for Transport

The UK’s transport system is at the heart of our society and economy. It not only provides the essential links enabling people to travel to work, school, shops, hospitals, family and friends, it also enables businesses to get their goods to market.

The Department for Transport plays a pivotal role in the operation and development of the country’s transport system and our programme includes some of the biggest and most exciting infrastructure projects anywhere in the world. Alongside this, the department has a challenging agenda, aimed at ensuring the needs of transport users is at the heart of everything we do.

We are seeking two Director Generals to join a team which is passionate about working together to make people’s journeys better, faster and easier, whilst ensuring a safer, sustainable transport system both now and in the future. As members of the executive committee, you will play a key role in the overall leadership, strategy and operation of the department. You will also play a leadership and ambassadorial role for the Civil Service.

Director General, High Speed Rail

As the Senior Responsible Owner for High Speed 2 you will be responsible for one of the Government’s biggest strategic investments.  You will also be responsible for taking forward specific third party delivered projects such as CRossrail 2 and East West Rail. You will be an experienced and inspirational leader, who thrives working in a highly complex and challenging environments and can bring a strong understanding of the principles of Major Project Delivery. You will play a key role in determining the government’s capital investment programme for the next decade.

The salary for both roles is circa £140,000 plus performance related bonus and pension (there is the possibility that this could be higher were an exceptional candidate identified subject to ministerial approval).

For more information, please visit:

  1. Director General High Speed Rail:

  1. Director General, Rail:


The closing date for applications is: Noon, Thursday 20th July 2017.

Please note: applications for both roles will be welcomed.



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