Project Leader (Change).

Network Rail
Milton Keynes
32256.00 - 36288.00 GBP Annual
06 Oct 2017
18 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

The industry's suicide prevention team sit within Network Rail and deliver a highly specialised and niche product. Daily it assists the industry in preventing suicides on the network but its strategic goal is to support other agencies in addressing this most 'wicked' of social problems with the aim of achieving a long term sustainable downward trend in suicides on the railway. This role will be at the forefront of delivering activities that meet both the teams short and long term goals. These may range from taking notes at meetings, through to single-handedly developing prevention initiatives and meeting parliamentarians.

Brief Description

To manage the development and delivery of change projects to agreed scope, time, cost and quality requirements, working with Function Directors, Executive Sponsors and their representatives.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

• Agree remit and success criteria of change projects with the relevant Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.
• Manage the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.
• Manage the production of project management plans for change projects.
• Establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual teams to deliver change projects, where appropriate.
• Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.
• Manage project budgets within agreed targets.
• Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.
• Disseminate lessons learnt

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
• Experience of working in change projects
• Understanding of applying project methodologies

• Educated to degree level
• Member of project association
• Commercial and financial awareness.
• Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures.
• Knowledge of/experience in the UK rail industry.

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 2017, 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