Project Manager (Telecoms)

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Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Network Services...TAM

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 our stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most results-oriented and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Network Rail Telecom (NRT) team is responsible for operating all of Network Rail's telecoms assets and networks. This responsibility includes handling asset life cycles as well as the development, delivery and support of outstanding telecommunication networks and services. In simple terms, NRT transports data between A and B enabling Network Rail to run operationally both on the railway (signalling, customer information systems, CCTV cameras etc.) and as a business (desk phones, mobile devices, data connections etc.). NRT is also playing a key role in the realisation of our digital railway aspiration which requires huge amounts of data to be handled securely for it to work.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead the safe and effective management of projects in the Operational Railway environment. Our projects fall under the following remits; FTNx Connectivity, Fixed Voice Capability and New Technology Introduction Programmes!

Embracing continuous improvement, promoting efficiency, productivity optimisation and pro-active management of priorities, projects will be delivered to agreed scope, time and cost, being seen as outstanding in project delivery.

This role can be based from any of our following offices: London Paddington, Birmingham or Milton Keynes

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

Part of your day will involve reviewing your portfolio of projects, identifying any potential risk, securing the right resources for each project and being able to provide solutions to ensure your projects stay on track.

You will also handle the full project lifecycle, from preparing project documents through to handover and everything in between, whilst ensuring projects are with in the current legislations and standards. A fantastic opportunity for the right candidate

What essential skills and experiences are required?

    Educated to degree level in a relevant field or equivalent demonstrable experience

      Experience in successfully delivering Telecoms/Technology projects

        Registered APMP or PRINCE2 Practitioner (working towards or equivalent).

          Excellent Stakeholder engagement and communication skills all levels. This should include customers; third party representatives, other business / functional leaders and key support personnel

            Successful relevant experience in a complex project environment including demonstrable experience in team management, planning, contracting and delivery of projects.

              Successful record of project budget management and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes (budgets, forecasts, actual status)

                Experience in managing ambiguity in a project environment with strong evaluation and decision-making skills

                  Demonstrable project safety management practice and knowledge of Health and Safety best practice as well as Construction Design Management (CDM) legislation

                    A leader, team player and a self-starter with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved

                    We would also like, but not essential.

                      Proven telecoms experience in the Rail industry sector (including application of GRIP, Construction Design Management (CDM) and Common Safety Method (CSM)

                        Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment

                          Working understanding of rules, regulations and standards applicable to contractor safety

                            Working understanding of The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (safety) Regulations

                              Knowledge of Network Rail's investment, commercial and procurement regulations and practices

                                Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed

                                  Understanding of the ISO9001 Quality Management System

                                  How to apply (External)

                                  Vacancy Information

                                  Closing date: 28th September 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: £51,156 - 57,551

                                    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.

                                                        Additional Information

                                                        For more information on how we recruit, please click here

                                                        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