Scheme Project Manager

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

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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 a Scheme Project Manager, you will work closely with the Project Manager to deliver across the Capital Delivery portfolio on a number of Signaling Renewals and Signaling Re-Control projects.The successful candidate will be responsible for key outputs of high complexity multi-disciplinary railway schemes and will also be accountable for the safe and effective delivery of lower complexity signaling projects.

You will primarily support the delivery of the Carstairs Junction Rationalisation Project, as well as playing a key role in the delivery of the wider signaling projects portfolio.

The role requires the effective project management of a wide area of disciplines, including engineering, construction, health & safety, programme controls, and commercial. As such, the ideal candidate should have a broad scope of relevant experience, excellent communication skills and a proactive and collaborative approach to working positively and effectively with members of the direct team and other stakeholders.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Accountable for delivery of low complexity projects or parts of complex 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.

      Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.

        Manage multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.

          Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project

            Implement and update resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.

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

                Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency, and continuing relevance.

                  Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.

                    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.

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

                          Achieved PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent.

                            Good stakeholder engagement and communication skills.

                              Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery.

                                Knowledge and experience of project budget management.

                                  Good evaluation and decision-making skills.

                                    Project safety management and Health and Safety legislation knowledge.


                                      Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, and Construction Design Management (CDM) on simple projects).

                                        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)

                                                The starting salary for this vacancy is£40,107 and rising to £45,120 per annum

                                                Closing date: 7th August 2020. Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.

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

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