Business Change Manager (Benefits)

Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Intelligent Infrastructure is a 5-year (>£300 million pound) transformation programme that will address whole life management of assets within Network Rail. It seeks to exploit the investment that has already been made in asset management systems and data capture methods and provide decision makers and end users with actionable intelligence to prioritise work that is most critical to the operation of the railway. It will facilitate a move away from time-based, fix on fail maintenance methodologies, to regimes based on prediction and automation. These will be delivered through remote and automated monitoring, advanced data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. This represents a fundamental change to ways of working across the maintenance and asset management organisations, requiring the user and business-led approach to solution design.

Planning of work will also be addressed, joining up long term planning and short-term delivery planning. The planning community will have a full view of all maintenance, renewal and enhancement work, have tools to optimise the plan and resources required with the available access. Activity-based plan outputs will be enhanced as unit costing of work becomes more accurate.

Intelligent Infrastructure will review end-to-end business processes and will be sensitive to the move toward a deeper devolution to our route business and assist with their ability to implement change. There is a strong focus on developing individual scope and roadmaps for each Route, aligned to each Route's change portfolio with programme funded business change being delivered by Route teams.

Intelligent Infrastructure will address fundamental asset management issues ultimately enabling Network Rail to provide a safe, reliable, affordable and growing railway to meet the challenges of Control Period 6 and beyond.

We are delighted to announce that we are looking to appoint a Business Change Manager (Benefits) to support the Central Business Change team on the Intelligence Infrastructure (II) programme! II is a 5-year (>£300 million pound) transformation programme that will address whole life management of Network Rails assets. It seeks to exploit the investment that has already been made in asset management systems and data capture methods and provide decision makers and end users with actionable intelligence to prioritise work that is most critical to the operation of the railway.

Brief Description

As a Business Change Manager (Benefits) you will be accountable for calculating and assuring the financial, performance and safety aspects of benefits realisation activities for the Intelligent Infrastructure programme. This includes defining benefits, determining expected values, allocating measures, running measurement reporting and supporting the development of capability to our route customers.

About the role

Key Accountabilities:

    Support implementation of benefits realisation at Route and Regional Level

      Organise and support benefit and dis-benefit identification and quantification activities and workshops

        Analyse and evaluate benefits and realisation progress with consistent forensic techniques producing standard, agreed outputs such as benefit profiles and prepare reports on the benefits management framework and register when required, working with benefit and measure owners

          Provide education and training sessions for programme staff with other members of programme


            Understanding of matrix organisations and programme delivery

              Ability to engage with and manage stakeholders

                Meaningful experience in a benefits role on a major transformation programme

                  Accounting qualification

                  Type of Experience:

                    Practical experience of benefits realisation in complex business change environments, especially the public sector such as identifying and realising benefits in a large programme

                      Experience of identifying and measuring business benefits

                        Solid experience of delivering benefits management and realisation plans across large complex programmes *Rail/ Transport experience is desirable


                          Experience within a large-scale business change programme within a complex blue-chip business or government function.

                            Detailed understanding of the transport or similar industry in particular understanding Asset Management challenges and good practice.

                              Ability to work across a portfolio of projects and programmes to create an integrated way forward which meets the long-terms needs of the business

                                Effective interpersonal skills and an ability to use influence to gain agreement to enable change to happen through others.

                                  A drive to deliver tangible outcomes which meet business requirements

                                    An ability to work well in a rapidly evolving environment.

                                      Demonstrated leadership capability

                                        Education to degree level in accounting or equivalent


                                          Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or accounting qualification or equivalent)

                                            Commercial awareness

                                              Strong communication and presentation skills.

                                                Knowledge of Network Rail and the Rail Industry

                                                  Consultancy or business transformation programme management experience

                                                    Evidence of working in several different functions in a business change or benefits realisation role

                                                    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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                                                    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.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                                    Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of £2,750).

                                                    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 following pay range: £42,971 - £48,342

                                                    As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                                    Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                                      Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                                        Complete a satisfactory 3-year employment history check

                                                          Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                                          For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                                                          Closing date:28 January 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

                                                          It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.