Project Manager (Works Delivery) [Track]

Location:Greater London
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.

Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

The Wessex Route's Works Delivery business unit is a project management and delivery organisation with a diverse portfolio of projects covering track, signalling, electrification, geotechnical, and civil engineering disciplines.

The Works Delivery business unit has experienced large growth over the previous two years and currently has an annual turnover of circa £40m per annum. To date, Works Delivery has grown organically to meet the needs of its customers however the current size of its order book and its plans for future growth over the next four years necessitates a more structured engineering capability.

Brief Description

Works Delivery Project Managers are accountable to the Route for leading their teams to achieve safe, compliant and cost-effective delivery of all projects within programmes, meeting client requirements.

The track function carries out renewals and refurbishments of the track infrastructure. Work varies from re-railing & re-slepeering on plain line to refurbishment of S&C (Switches & Crossings) which ranges from re-gauging to changing switches to complete panel renewals. Most of the work types are carried out in night time possessions (when no trains are running) and at weekends. The work is varied and offers an opportunity for growth.

You will direct a team to deliver a range of renewal and refurbishment projects of the track infrastructure. Supporting the Programme Manager, you will be a hands-on champion of organisation, quality, performance and - in everything you do - safety.

About the role

In this key role, you'll manage the successful delivery of Network Operations projects to agreed scope, times and cost. Accountable for developing project remits, you'll work closely with important stakeholders, including project sponsors and Programme Managers, to agree criteria for success. Along the way, you'll produce a range of progress reports detailing risks and issues, compliance, performance and efficiency. Actively managing project delivery and the deployment of resources, you'll be at the heart of safety, compliance and world-class endeavours.

Essential Criteria

    A working knowledge of project and business management processes and techniques

      Demonstrable understanding of processes for managing health and safety and compliance

        Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

          Adept at delivering results under pressure

          Desirable Criteria

            Knowledge of coaching techniques

              Knowledge of operational railway environment

              How to apply

              We at 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.You should be able to demonstrate your awareness of our safety vision

              Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your CV to recruitmentsupport@networkrail.co.uk quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

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

              This vacancy is band 3c salary: £51,156 - £57,551

              Closing date: 22/01/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

              For further information please contact Carolyn Pakuls on 07730361434