Project Management Assistant

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Route Business Scotland

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

As Project Management Assistant within Works Delivery you will support the project management team in the everyday management of projects for which they are responsible, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investments Projects, Railway Group, Network Rail's company standards, and all current applicable legislation including CDM Regulations.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Work as part of a project team, assisting to deliver projects to time, cost and quality through various phases in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

2.Monitor and report programme and progress in accordance with project reporting systems and guidelines.

3.Develop and integrate, effective support systems to enable the Project Manager to manage and control change.

4.Process contractor possession and isolation applications so that they applications are complete and submitted to the prescribed time scales as directed.

5.Monitor contractor performance indicators and provide periodic progress reports.

6.Support the Project Management team in providing a safe working environment at all times during the execution of those projects under their responsibility.

7.Manage generic and site specific methods of working and supply risk assessments to agreed timescales.

8.Monitor so that HSQE risk assessments have been carried out by the contractor, and monitor compliance.

9.Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Some management experience including project management.

      Educated to HND/HNC or similar standard.

        HSQE awareness, issues and principles.


          Membership (or working towards membership of) the Association for Project Management.

            A degree or equivalent.

              Knowledge of safety, quality, environmental, commercial and financial aspects.

                Understanding of possession planning.

                How to apply (External)

                Salary: Band 5, £25,000 - £28,000.

                Closing date: 8th July 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                Click 'apply now' to apply.

                Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                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.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

                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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                We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.