Scheme Project Manager

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Network Services

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.

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking or an experienced Scheme Project Manager who will be able to manage projects through various stages of the life cycle whilst assisting with the delivery of the project portfolio managed by the team. This will involve managing the production of project plans and budgets within the agreed targets whilst promoting the use of efficiency improvement methods.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

Day to day you will be involved with the delivery of projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance and the Investment Competence Framework.

You will also be involved with managing and reporting on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager (Change).

What essential skills and experiences are required?

    Successful relevant experience including project management.

      Educated to HNC/HND or similar standard.

        Good interpersonal and communication skills.

          Project safety management experience

            Knowledge of Oracle Projects

              Knowledge of safety, quality and environmental procedures.

                Knowledge of commercial and financial procedures.

                We would also like, but not essential.

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

                    A degree or equivalent.

                      Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

                      How to apply (External)

                      Vacancy Information

                      Closing date: 13th August 2020, late applications will not be accepted.

                      What can we offer you?

                      Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £32,740 - £36,832 + Inner London allowance £3,200

                        28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

                          Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

                            Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

                              Performance related pay schemes

                                Free counselling

                                  Childcare vouchers

                                    Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                                      Flexible working

                                        Volunteer leave

                                          Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                                            Training and development


                                            We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                                            Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                                            After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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                                            Additional Information

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                                            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 factors. 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.

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                                            As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                            Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                              Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                                Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                                  Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                                  For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks