Consents Manager

Job Type:Full Time


Reading, GB

Department Name

Wales & Western Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort. One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture. Because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future!

The Western route comprises over 1,847 miles of track from London Paddington station to Penzance and Worcester area. As we have entered a five-year term of investment, our people will be vital in building and delivering the railway improvement for millions of passengers every single day.

Wales & Western Region is developing a new consents team structure which will support the delivery of a diverse range of enhancements and the more complex renewals schemes being sponsored within the Investment Directorate. These require a range of consents from environmental, highways, planning and property. There are several significant projects currently being delivered within the Region that need technical regulatory guidance and support.

Brief Description

To manage the team responsible for issuing, monitoring and receipting Corporate Clearance, Property Clearance, Wayleave, PDR, Buried Services & Engineering Clearance applications.

About the role (External)

The consent manger will need to be able to work with colleagues in the Investment Directorate and Capital Delivery Directorate to deliver a broad range of activities including:

Transport and Works Act Orders,

Develop and supervise the implementation of Development Consent Orders along with technical advice on environmental and other consents required,

Provide guidance on highway consents,

Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments for projects,

Provide guidance on ecology legislation and licenses,

Support our town planning and property colleagues with project interface,

The excellence within the team will maintain current working knowledge of relevant legislation and industry practice and support the development of relationships with consent granting bodies.

On the larger schemes and where the work scope demands, the consent team will be able to provide additional relevant specialist support from our awarded framework contract which will be managed through the consent team.

The team will be located to match the geographical structure within the Investment Directorate. Workload on individual schemes will need to follow the project lifecycle so it is anticipated that individuals may be working on a number of schemes at any one time depending on where the need is greatest. Some travel will be required.


  • Relevant man-management experience

  • Relevant experience of process mapping, procedure writing, document authoring, document control and library maintenance

  • A good working knowledge of Change Control

  • A good working knowledge of quality systems

  • Previous experience in the development of Operation team supporting software e.g. workflow tool, asset management/inventory register

  • Knowledge of telecommunications industry

  • Developed interpersonal and communications skills

  • Previous experience in managing and maintaining As Designed and As Built documentation via a third party (e.g. sub contractor)


  • Knowledge of the railway industry

  • Educated to a degree standard or equivalent experience.

How to apply (External)

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 railway. 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 70% discount on season rail tickets.

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 will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Salary: Circa £42971 - £48346

Closing date: 6 April 2020

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