Project Manager - IP

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

IP Senior Prog Mgr West of Leeds - Northern Programmes - East (457310) 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 Northern Programmes team, on a multi-billion-pound package of improvements, which will transform the routes and deliver infrastructure that creates a faster, safer and more reliable railway across the North of England.

From the creation of the Ordsall Chord to upgrading the North West's routes through electrification we've accomplished great things so far but we've still got so much exciting things to achieve. From the continued rejuvenating and modernising lines through electrification; to 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.

Brief Description

We're looking for a Project Manager to join the multi-billion West of Leeds Alliance team in Northern Programmes. This team will play a key role in ensuring that the programme objectives are delivered.

Ideally, you'll have experience of working in an Alliance or collaborative contract environment as you will need to collaborate effectively with individuals and teams from across the alliance organisations. You'll will be responsible for managing the safe and effective delivery of all projects from successful integration of design and delivery activities on this complex, multi-disciplinary programme.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Accountable for delivery of complex projects or a portfolio of lower complexity projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.

      Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.

        Lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.

          Empower and inspire others to deliver successful projects

            Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project

              Implement and manage resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.

                Engage with and lead stakeholder relationships including internal and external parties, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.

                  Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice. Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency and continuing relevance.

                    Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.

                      Manage and update business cases that justify projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks

                        Undertake accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.


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

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

                              Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.

                                Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills all levels. This should include Customers; 3rd 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 legislation and best practice.

                                          Experience with safety cases in support of projects.

                                            Accident Investigation experience.


                                              Demonstrable experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, Construction Design Management (CDM) and the Common Safety Method (CSM).

                                                Detailed Knowledge of Network Rail's Investment, Commercial and Procurement regulations and practices.

                                                  Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.

                                                    You will be a team player and a self-starter with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved.

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

                                                      How to apply (External)

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

                                                      Salary £51,156 increasing to £57,551 per annum

                                                      Closing date: 29/09/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

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                                                      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.Click here for more information

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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.