Scheme Project Manager

Network Rail
39514.00 - 44453.00 GBP Annual
01 Oct 2017
14 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.

A scheme project manager is required to work within the High Speed 2 (HS2) Rolling Stock & Operations project. This project is working with our industry colleagues in HS2 to facilitate the introduction of the HS2 rolling stock onto the NR infrastructure in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

Brief Description

Job Purpose
Scheme Project Managers work across the full portfolio of Network Rails infrastructure investment from minor renewals through to complex multi-disciplinary programmes.
Accountable for managing the safe and effective delivery of low complexity projects (LoC 3 and 4) OR working as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the project or programme manager deliver key outputs of complex projects and programmes (LoC 1 and 2) in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, safety and performance.

The role within this team will initially be the early development of schemes and this will then progress through design, implementation and commissioning.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

• Accountable for delivery of low complexity projects or parts of complex projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
• Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.
• Manage multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.
• Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project
• Implement and update resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.
• Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
• Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency, and continuing relevance.
• Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.
• Support accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Successful relevant experience in a project environment.
• Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.
• PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent
• Good stakeholder engagement and communication skills.
• Project safety management knowledge.

• Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management.
• Flexible and pro-active approach
• You will be a team player and a self-starter with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved.
• Knowledge of Network Rail's Project, Investment, Commercial and Procurement practices.
• Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, and Construction Design Management (CDM) on simple projects).

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.
We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
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: GBP39,514 - GBP44,453 per annum
Closing date: Friday 13 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
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.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home