Senior Programme Manager

Last updated 6 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name

Eastern 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 passenger stations and major programmes of electrification, we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Our route covers key lines for commuter, cross-country and long-distance travel both north-south and east-west for both passenger and freight services.

Passenger numbers are growing rapidly across the route and are expected to increase by 30 per cent by 2023. Ongoing work in the route to boost network capacity includes junction improvements, additional track, and train lengthening schemes, all as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.

At Network Rail, we 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? We pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here

To develop and deliver an industry programme of work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to cost, time and quality in line with Company Standards procedures and the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) and corporate governance.

Brief Description

To develop and deliver an industry programme of work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to cost, time and quality in line with Company Standards procedures and the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) and corporate governance.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Lead the cross-industry programme integration team to deliver the programme objectives of the East Coast Upgrade

2.Develop an appropriate strategy for the development and delivery of the Programme work scope.

3.Identify priority opportunities within the programme and lead promotion and sharing of best practice between programmes.

4.Accountable for developing, Monitoring, updating and maintaining the industry plan so that it considers cross-programme and cross-industry requirements for achievement of programme objectives.

5.Lead the industry Access Oversight Board sub-groups and provide the relevant representation at Access Oversight Board

6.Develop and improve relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.

7.Develop and manage the Programme team, monitoring adequate resources available to deliver a flexible, competent, skilled and effective workforce at all times.

8.Contribute as a member of the Investment Directorate senior management team.

9.Sponsor audit of programme and project documentation, activities, processes and systems. Lead the communication of key issues for the function.

10.Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

It is imperative you have…

    Member of a relevant professional body with chartered status and/or educated to degree level.

      Relevant experience in the successful management of major programmes of work in the construction and/or rail industries.

        Strong commercial focus and financially astute.

          Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures.

            Knowledge of the principles of Health & Safety, quality and environment legislation and best practice.

              Excellent communication with demonstrable delivery of leadership and behavioural change within a large organisation.

              It is advantageous if you have…

                Experience of working in a Train Operator environment

                  Experience of working in Capacity or Access Planning

                    Knowledge of/experience in the UK railway industry.

                    How to apply (External)

                    External how to apply: -

                    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. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.

                    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.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                    Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                    We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: starting at £78,575 per annum and increasing to £88,397 per annum

                    Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                    This is a fixed term opportunity for 18 months.

                    Closing date: 08-07-2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.