Project Management Assistant

Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Stockport, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

North West & Central (NW&C) is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

NW&C's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a £5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.

Network Rail is building a better railway for a better Britain. We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will

Brief Description

Delivering our projects to a high standard is of vast importance to this project and Network Rail, this role plays a significant part in helping the Scheme and Project Managers.

About the role (External)

As a Project Management Assistant you will support the project management team by helping to deliver high profile projects on time and within budget by using the latest in project management tools and techniques.

Using your excellent organisation skills you will process and monitor contractor possession and isolation applications so that the applications are completed and submitted in time, this will also involve health and safety risk assessments that have been carried out by contractors.

It's not necessary for you to have rail industry experience. In fact, what will set you apart is your motivation and natural flair for dealing with people at all levels.

Do you have….?

    Knowledge of project management, construction, safety, environmental, commercial or financial experience?

      A degree or equivalent?

        An understanding of possession planning?

          Health and safety awareness and issues within contraction?

          Are you….?

          • Highly organised and focused?
          • Able to communicate to people at all levels of the business?
          • Enthusiastic with good attention to detail?

          How to apply (External)

          Salary: Circa £25,000

          Closing date: 30th March 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

          Click 'apply now' to apply.

          This is a fixed term opportunity ending on February 2021.

          We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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