Scheme Project Manager x 2 - Birmingham Baskerville House (12 month fixed term/secondment)

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:West Midlands
Job Type:Full Time


Birmingham, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with thePutting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

To manage projects through various stages of the life cycle and to support and assist delivering the overall project portfolio managed by the team.

This is a 12 month fixed term/secondment opportunity, with a view to become permanent - 2 positions available

About the role (External)

Key accountabilities

1.Deliver individual projects or parts of projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.

2.Provide a professional, consistent and effective project management service including the use of performance indicators and project reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group and Network Rail's company standards and guidelines.

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

4.Manage tactical change and risks within the project life cycle for allocated schemes.

5.Assist or lead in the provision of a safe working environment in the execution of managed work.

6.Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

7.Manage the production of project management plans

8.Manage project budgets within agreed targets

9.Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager.

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

11.Disseminate lessons learnt.


    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.


                  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)

                      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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                      We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

                      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.

                      A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a 75% discounted season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hires, private healthcare and more. Discover more at

                      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.

                      Salary: Starting at £32,740and increasing to £36,832

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