Scheme Project Manager

Job Type:Full Time


Basingstoke, GB

Department Name

Southern Region

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

Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Brief Description

In support of the Project Manager you will be working within the team delivering the Track Worker Safety (TWS) Programme - a multi-year, multi-million pound, programme to drive a number of safety and wellbeing activities across the business and enable Network Rail to satisfy two ORR Improvement Notices.

You will be part of a wider Wessex programme team responsible for leading the safe and effective delivery of all areas as directed by the Project Manager. Collaborative working and adaptability are important skills in this important and complex programme.

Relationship building with key stakeholders is essential and will enable you to better support and deliver the desired outcomes. You will influence the way we fundamentally plan and deliver work on the railway with the end user in mind by successfully engaging and communicating with relevant business stakeholders and sponsors.

This role focuses heavily on the maintenance function, so an understanding of this business area is essential. Knowledge of Maintenance Works & Access Planning, Data & Assurance or Operations is also highly beneficial.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Provide a professional, first class, consistent and effective project management service to the clients, including project monitoring and reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines.

2.Participate in the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.

3.Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of the possessions plan.

4.Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to enable the Sponsor to obtain authorisation for portfolios/projects.

5.Provide a safe working environment in the execution of work directly under the post holder's responsibility, including development of project safety plans and other associated documentation.

6.Identify training needs in safety, technical and management areas for the personnel reporting to the post holder and contribute to their personal development.

7.Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.

8.Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Relevant successful experience in project management

      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

        Knowledge of safety regulations

          Team leader capable of motivating the team

            Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge

              Accident Investigation knowledge


                Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body

                  A degree or equivalent

                    Knowledge of investment processes and procedures

                      Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

                        Six Sigma Yellow Belt

                        How to apply (External)

                        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.

                        Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your CV to quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

                        Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

                        This vacancy is band 4b, salary: £32,740 - £36,832 per annum

                        Closing date: 2nd June 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                        For further information please contact Adebisi Akinyanju 07515627509

                        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 railways. 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 75% discount on season rail tickets.