Project Management Assistant

Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

As Project Management Assistant you will support the project management team in the everyday management of projects for which they are responsible, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Railway Group, Network Rail's company standards, and all current applicable legislation including CDM Regulations.

About the role

Key Accountabilities

1.Work as part of a project team, assisting to deliver projects to time, cost and quality through various phases in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

2.Monitor and report programme and progress in accordance with project reporting systems and guidelines.

3.Develop and integrate, effective support systems to enable the Project Manager to manage and control change.

4.Process contractor possession and isolation applications so that they applications are complete and submitted to the prescribed time scales as directed.

5.Monitor contractor performance indicators and provide periodic progress reports.

6.Support the Project Management team in providing a safe working environment at all times during the execution of those projects under their responsibility.

7.Manage generic and site specific methods of working and supply risk assessments to agreed timescales.

8.Monitor so that HSQE risk assessments have been carried out by the contractor and monitor compliance.

9.Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Some management experience including project management.

      Educated to HND/HNC or similar standard.

        HSQE awareness, issues and principles.


          Membership (or working towards membership of) the Association for Project Management.

            A degree or equivalent.

              Knowledge of safety, quality, environmental, commercial and financial aspects.

                Understanding of possession planning.

                How to apply

                What can we offer you….?

                At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

                We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                Band/Grade: Band 5

                Salary: £25,000 - £28,000

                At Network Rail we support applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We continue to strive to build a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will.

                We are required to follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for you; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to this, in accordance with the UK Government you are also required to verify your identity, your right to work in the UK and your previous three years employment history.

                How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply

                Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                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.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

                Closing date: 17/12/2019

                Interviews are due to be held week commencing: 13/01/2020

                Please note late applications will not be accepted.

                We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.