Scheme Project Manager [CEFA] x 2 Positions

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Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

The Scheme Project Manager [CEFA] will manage projects through various stages of the life cycle and to support and assist delivering the overall project portfolio managed by the team.

Reporting to the CEFA Project Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for the Civils Examinations Framework Agreement (CEFA) contract which delivers examinations of all of our Geotechnical and Operational Property assets and also the Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) contract which delivers the route's Structural Assessments.

You will be required to work closely with the supply chain and other stakeholders to ensure that these mandatory outputs are delivered safely, on time, within budget and according to the Route Asset Managers specification.

2 permanent positions are 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 (Change).

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

  11. Disseminate lessons learnt

    Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • 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)

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2 positions are available.

Grade: Band 4.B

Salary: £32,740 to £36,832

Closing date: Monday 25th January 2021 - late applications will not be accepted

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