Senior Programme Manager - Track Worker safety

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 extraordinary stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Here at Network Rail, we believe that investing in our people is key to improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. This in turn, means that we can serve the needs of our customers and the travelling public.

We seek to build an environment where every individual can succeed and is encouraged to reach their full potential, helping the company to become a natural choice for hardworking people to join

Do you have extensive possession management, access, workbank management and operations knowledge, middle management level maintenance experience? if so, this could be a role for you!

We have a brand-new role for a Programme Manager - Change (Track Worker Safety Programme) where we need you to lead the development and delivery of the programme of work to achieve cost, time, quality and safety & environmental objectives and in accordance with the requirements of the company standards. You will report and deputise for the Senior Programme Manager - Track Worker Safety Programme as well as lead a team of your own!

Brief Description

Key Accountabilities

  1. Develop and deliver a specific programme of work, on time, to budget and to other agreed success criteria within corporate guidelines including the Investment Competence Framework.
  2. Lead the effective development and management of suppliers and staff to meet all corporate standards, those relating to safety, quality and environment, and disseminate lessons learned.
  3. Manage the effective development and management of suppliers to meet Programme requirements.
  4. Maintain effective relationships with key Investment customers and stakeholders, so that all communications with outside bodies (e.g. political, media, Local Authorities etc) are agreed by and managed through the Government and Corporate Affairs function.
  5. Undertake accident investigation when remitted by the relevant designated competent person
  6. Identify and implement quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.
  7. Lead and inspire the team to maintain full engagement in meeting business objectives.
  8. Manage and comply with company procedures to provide appropriate resources, communication strategies, training, competency and evaluate fitness of staff to safely deliver their accountabilities.

About the role


  • Relevant experience in the successful management of major programmes of work in the rail industry.
  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills.

    Experience of applying programme / project methodologies

      Commercial and financial awareness.
      • Knowledge of the principles of Health & Safety legislation, environmental and best practice.
      • Project safety management experience
      • Accident investigation experience.
      • Possession Planning
      • Operational and Maintenance Knowledge
      • IOSH
      • Project Management
      • PTS
      • Local Investigator
      • Leadership Skills 1&2
      • Able to lead a team and motivate team members.

      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 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 is a 12 months fixed term contract or secondment with a view to go permanent.

      This vacancy is a band 1b £90,035 - £101,289

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