Operational Standards Readiness Manager (IOW Project)

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Main Purpose

Ensure the IOW project is delivered in compliance with all appropriate standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensuring that the IOW project including infrastructure, signalling and rolling stock changes are compliant to all relevant standards and that SWR are operationally prepared.
  • Work with other train operating companies (TOCs), Rail Safety and Standards Board and Office of Rail and Road to ensure that good practice is incorporated into the business' operational readiness plans
  • Coordinate with the Employee Relations team, the key workstreams, discussions and negotiations required to ensure that the Union discussion/liaison is successfully delivered.
  • Produce periodic progress reports to the Executive and relevant heads of department on progress against the plan and strategy
  • Communication of the project developments and key messages to the frontline teams, ensuring that important messages are conveyed to the business
  • Feed into the Programme Manager the key milestones, risks and timeline for successful delivery

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven ability in leadership, motivating others towards the delivery of challenging objectives. Able to set objectives, prioritise workloads, delegate or coach staff accordingly and provide feedback
  • Competence in railway operational rules
  • Proficient in the building of strong working relationships within and outside the company, and communicating constructively both clearly and concisely.
  • Proven ability to quickly appreciate and adapt to changing business needs. Equally able to recognise, support and guide individuals under pressure, and delegate and empower those who are capable.
  • Experience of turning strategic concepts into practical solutions. Proven ability to make rational, realistic and sound decisions based on good analysis of the full facts and consideration of the different options and outcomes
  • Ability to respond to a wide range of complex and conflicting interests, and to communicate effectively with key stakeholders in their resolution

Working Pattern

Working an average of 37 hours per week.

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