Senior Capacity Analyst

Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail are 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.

System Operator is a distinct but connected part of the company passionate about capacity. We shape tomorrow's railway to meet future needs of the rail industry. By understanding what the future requirements of the railway are and planning the long term capability of the network promoting the efficient use of network capacity, we improve the railway for the millions of people who use it every single day. We are responsible for producing robust, coordinated long term plans, in conjunction with other rail partners. These are translated into proposed interventions to be developed and the output used to engage with potential funders. We also build the national rail timetable, a critical output for the effective operation of our railway system each day.

The Northern Powerhouse Rail Programme is one of the UK's biggest rail programmes. It seeks to enable the transformation of rail journeys between the city centres of the six main Northern Powerhouse cities - Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Newcastle - and Manchester Airport by 2043. Ground breaking change is defined by significant reductions in journey time coupled with increases in frequency and capacity for both passengers and freight. Network Rail is working in partnership with Transport for the North and the Department for Transport. The programme is part of the Northern Transport Strategy, which is a multi-modal strategy, sought at enabling the Northern Powerhouse vision. Your work will contribute to finding opportunities for new or upgrading existing rail routes, by combining capacity analysis and project management skills to assist us with the development of concept train plans.

Brief Description


  • Delivering high quality concept train plans, including capacity and performance analysis, which incorporate customer and industry needs
  • Supporting the Senior Programme Development Manager in managing relationships with internal and external partners, including building presentations, writing reports and providing other briefings
  • Working together with the NPR Team to influence key decisions using analytical evidence
  • Consistently deliver commitments to time, cost and quality

About the role


  • Experience in capacity/performance analysis methods, tools and techniques.
  • Good partner and customer relationship management skills, with experience of building and influencing effective multi-functional, working relationships, to improve the railway network
  • Excellent knowledge of the infrastructure and train service issues which influence capacity and how it is used
  • Proven ability to build good working relationships, influence and communicate with people of all levels including presentations and briefings
  • Ability to write coherently, combining analysis technical information into a concise output that can be easily understood by clients and partners
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, including the identification of conclusions and recommendations
  • Understanding of programme management methodologies, principles and tools

How to apply

Network Rail encourages 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 relevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision 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 pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay.

This vacancy is a band 4B, £32,256 - £36,288

Closing date: 24 January 2020, late applications will not be accepted.