Scheme Project Manager (Works Delivery) - Based in Derby

Job Type:Full Time


Hitchin, GB

Department Name

MT Property Works - LNE - Direct (840006) G5

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Brief Description

Scheme Project Managers Works Delivery work across the full portfolio of Network Rail's Works Delivery programmes. To be responsible for managing the safe and effective delivery of projects, supporting the Project or Programme Manager to deliver key outputs of programmes in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, and performance.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Accountable for delivery of Works Delivery projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.

2.Work closely with Project Managers to lead, inspire, direct and develop specialist teams to deliver successful projects to meet route objectives for internal and external stakeholders.

3.Manage and implement Construction Design Management (CDM)requirements associated with projects to deliver compliance to regulations.

4.Direct multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan to manage and maintain the plans to project completion.

5.Identify and Implement the management of resource planning for current and projected work banks, including identification and management of critical resource requirements.

6.Support the Project Manager in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements across the project lifecycle, as well as updating business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks in collaboration with clients.

7.Manage stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.

8.Manage project reviews at appropriate points throughout project lifecycle which inform governance decisions of projects by identifying, monitoring and providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk (threats and opportunities) contingency, and continuing relevance. Plan and implement mitigations to them, responding to other issues that affect the projects and associated programmes.

9.Manage change control in collaboration with clients and contractors by establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and update configuration documents as required, in accordance with NR processes.

10. Support accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

      Member of the Association for Project Management or equivalent, holding or working towards chartered status or equivalent

        Successful experience and detailed knowledge of the application of Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations

          Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and communication skills

            Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery

              In depth knowledge and previous experience of project budget management

                Able to demonstrate effective evaluation and decision-making skills

                  Successful previous experience of safety management in project delivery

                    Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

                      Understanding of Network Rail accident investigation processes and procedures]


                        Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP)

                          Knowledge of Network Rail's Project, Investment, Commercial and Procurement practices

                            Experience in risk identification, assessment and mitigation

                              Flexible and pro-active approach

                                You will be a team player with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved

                                • Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed

                                How to apply (External)

                                Salary: from £40,107
                                Closing date: 2nd April 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
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                                This is a secondment opportunity for 6 months and has the potential to become permanent.

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