Project Manager

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort; One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture - because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

We are transforming the network with a huge range of ambitious and ground-breaking projects. We're harnessing the latest technology and innovative thinking to create and maintain the railway of the future - safe, reliable, efficient and impressive. We keep commuters and freight moving in the right direction. Forwards, and that means we help keep the economy moving, too.

Brief Description

To manage the development and delivery of a range of projects that will improve Network Rails training facilities and systems to agreed scope, time, cost and quality requirements. The role will establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual teams to deliver a range of change projects, as agreed with the Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.

Please note due to Covid-19, interviews will be held via video conference.

Please note there are three, 6-month Fixed term contracts available.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  1. Agree remit and success criteria of change projects with the relevant Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.

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

  3. Manage the production of project management plans for change projects.

  4. Establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual teams to deliver change projects, where appropriate.

  5. Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.

  6. Manage project budgets within agreed targets.

  7. Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.

  8. Disseminate lessons learnt.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Relevant experience in the successful management of major and complex change projects.

  • Experience of applying project methodologies


  • Educated to degree level

  • Member of project association

  • Commercial and financial awareness.

  • Knowledge of the principles of investment processes and procedures.

  • Knowledge of/experience in the UK rail industry.

How to apply (External)

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting.

BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

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.

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 £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £42,971-£48,342

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