Project Development Manager - IP

Last updated 2 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name

IP Development Manager - Northern Programmes (457130) G2

About Network Rail

The Great North Rail Project is the most ambitious programme of railway improvements in the North since Victorian times and Network Rail is at the heart of this transformation.Our customers will benefit from faster, more frequent and safer journeys, as well as new direct services across the North and beyond.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team, on a multi-billion-pound package of improvements, which will transform the routes and deliver infrastructure that helps to create a faster, safer and more reliable railway across the North of England.

From the construction of Ordsall Chord to upgrading the North West's routes through electrification we've accomplished great things so far but we've still got so many exciting things to achieve. From the continued rejuvenating and modernising of lines through electrification; through enhancing stations, platforms and depots; to transforming the Transpennine Route

So come be part of a team who strive to deliver complex projects safely, on time and cost effectively which will improve the railway for the North.We will support you to learn and develop in your career and give you the recognition you would expect from the Industry Leader.

Are you Driven? Diligent? Organised? Confident? Inquisitive? Then this could be the job for you!

We want you to feel confident to talk to us about your flexible working needs. Our commitment is to accommodate them wherever we can. Let's have a conversation!

Brief Description

This role is within the Eastern Region investment Director organisation and will be focused on the development of Northern Powerhouse Rail.This is an excellent opportunity to join this a programme with potential to transform the North of England at an early transitional stage and have a real influence on its future success.

The Project Development Manager will form part of a small multi-disciplinary team working out how best to deliver complex inter-related programmes of development work in the most efficient and effective way.The next phase of work will also involve a major procurement exercise. Delivering scope, programme and budget are important, and so too is an ability to draw together advice and guidance from different sources, to lead and to take people with you.The Project Development Manager will have responsibility for part of the emerging programme.A key element of this role will be working collaboratively with the appointed technical advisors along with the internal client -System Operator- and the external co-clients, Transport for the North and the Department for Transport.

This role offers the opportunity to be part of a transformational programme in its earlier stages.It

could be based in either Manchester or York.When office-working resumes, it will involve regular travel between these two locations.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Lead the development of the project(s) to time, cost and quality in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, in accordance with current legislation including Railway Interoperability Regulations, Common Safety Method of Risk Assessment and Measurement (CSM) Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), Railway Group standards, Network Rail company standards and the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP).

      Provide a professional and effective project development service to the client(s), including reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines including reviewing, clarifying, challenging and agreeing remits and requirement documents.

        Develop projects through the feasibility, option selection and single option development stages in accordance with the Client Remit and Sponsor's Instruction. Appoint and manage consultants and contractors to deliver the required outputs where necessary, ensuring a successful transition to delivery at the appropriate GRIP stage for the project.

          Identify, establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Collaborate through the wider rail industry to ensure projects deliver key requirements and remitted outputs for internal and external clients. This includes asset managers, maintenance, operations and control, elected members, MPs/MSPs, local authorities, community groups, statutory undertakers, DfT and Transport for Scotland and train and freight operators.

            Responsible for creation and management of project budgets, periodic reviews, forecasting and engaging the support of the commercial team in the development of contracting strategies, procurement activities and supplier engagement.

              Minimise project safety risk through the management of the pre-construction phase to reduce project risk exposure for both NR and suppliers e.g. CDM compliance (appointments, competencies, duties), Safe by Design, Health & Safety documentation - CSM Hazard Identification, Close Call monitoring.

                Evaluate, mitigate and manage commercial and programme risks. Control and assess the impact of change. Manage contingency within the development stages of the project(s) and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to the Sponsor.

                  Creation of baseline programme and on-going management, to support the delivery of an efficient Programme Level integrated plan.

                    Provide advice to clients on project development and related techniques which include identifying strategies for the development and implementation stages, balancing project objectives within known constraints e.g. available funding, current market conditions, access strategies, high level resources and programme timescales.

                    Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                      Successful relevant experience in a project environment in particular managing ambiguity and complexity

                        Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.

                          PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent

                            Project safety management knowledge (relevant construction and Health and Safety legislation)

                              Commercial acumen including contract management experience (internal and external)

                                Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills.


                                  Membership of the Association for Project Management (APM) or relevant professional qualification

                                    Demonstrable experience of managing within a complex matrix environment

                                      Knowledge and understanding of Network Rail investment regulations

                                        Budget experience/accountability

                                        How to apply (External)

                                        Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                                        Salary £40,107 increasing to £45,120 per annum

                                        Closing date: 10/08/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                                        This is a fixed term contract opportunity ending 31/03/2021.

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

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                                        Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

                                        For successful candidates we accept there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.

                                        We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been affected and inform you of any further changes within the recruitment process.