Scheme Project Manager

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Swanley, GB

Department Name

Network Services

About Network Rail

Network Services exists to support Network Rail's routes, regions and functions. Built as a direct response to the Putting Passengers First programme, we provide network operational, freight, telecoms and technical expertise, as well as delivery of national programmes and initiatives that help you to deliver for your passengers and freight customers.

Network Services will offer specialist and outstanding services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. The Signal Works Testing Group forms an intergral part of Network Services function. This part of the business are responsible for all SWT activities undertaken on Network Rails infrastructure by providing Test and Commissioning Consultancy, Competence Management, SWT Delivery and Test & Commissioning Assurance.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual with project management experience to step into the role of Scheme Project Manager to work and handle the Southern Portfolio.

Are you highly organised with great attention to detail? Are you proactive yet flexible to meet the changing demands of a project? Are you able to lead and convey your ideas to both internal and external partners?

If you have said 'yes' to the above questions, then we could be looking for you!

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

This role works across the full portfolio of the Network Rail infrastructure from minor renewals to multi-disciplinary programmes. The Scheme Project Manager is accountable for running the safe and effective delivery of either individual or team projects to ensure we are meeting the client requirements of time, cost, quality and performance.

This is a very hands-on role, leading all aspects of the end-to-end delivery of your projects. This also would include the financial side, where you would be crafting the estimates, managing the costs for the entire lifecycle of the project all the way through to completion. You will Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements whilst ensuring the interests of the customers are also managed in line with project timeline. Part of the role would also be to identify and review project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project.



For the full role specifications, please see the Job Description.



What essential skills and experiences are required?

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

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

  • Achieved PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent

  • Good partner engagement and communication skills

  • Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery

  • Knowledge and experience of project budget management

  • Good evaluation and decision-making skills

  • Project safety management and Health and Safety legislation knowledge

  • Knowledge safety cases in support of projects




We would also like, but not essential.

    Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, and Construction Design Management (CDM) on simple projects)

    • Knowledge of Network Rail's Project, Investment, Commercial and Procurement practices

    • Experience in risk identification, assessment and mitigation

    • Flexible and pro-active approach

    • You will be a great teammate with the ability to learn, challenge and get involved


    How to apply (External)

    Vacancy Information

    Closing date: 19th October 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: £40,107- £45,120


      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


                          Pensions

                          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 encourages 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.


                          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.


                          Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your cv to recruitmentprocessing@networkrail.co.uk quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

                          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


                                Click here for more information

                                For further information please contact Nisha Sangha on Nisha.Sangha@networkrail.co.uk