Project Manager (Change)

Location:Milton Keynes
Job 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.

Our railway has been growing for 150 years, without significant renewal. And yet it's required to carry more freight and passengers than ever before. We anticipate up to 400 million more passenger journeys by as soon as 2020. Investment and modernisation are absolutely essential.

So, we're building the railway of the future. It's a colossal challenge. And we're relishing every moment. We're driven to delight our customers and help the economy thrive. We've already developed a world class reputation for taking care of our track - ours is one of the safest railways in Europe.

Naturally, we're constantly seeking new talent to help us achieve our ambitious goals!

Brief Description

This role sits in Route Services, a business area that has been created to supply services to the routes in the safest, most cost-efficient and effective way, enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Our Asset Information Services team offers the rail industry trusted asset-related data and information management, insight and tools, enabling better informed business decisions that further improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of the railway as a system and ultimately deliver the timetable for our passenger and freight customers.

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

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


                    Relevant experience in the successful management of major and complex change projects.

                      Experience 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

                                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.

                                Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

                                This is a 3B vacancy and is paying the following salary: £42,971 - £48,342

                                Closing date: 09th December 2019 Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close this advert before the advertised end date based on the number of applicants.