Project Manager - IP

Last updated 16 days ago
Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time


Glasgow, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

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

You will lead the safe delivery of projects to achieve cost, time and quality objectives within corporate guidelines. You will work collaboratively with industry partners to develop appropriate delivery and supply strategies and plans for specific projects.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

  1. Deliver the project(s) safely to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and other specific legislation including construction design management (CDM) Regulations.

  2. Provide a professional, first class, consistent and effective project management service to the clients, including project monitoring and reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines.

  3. Participate in the development of supply strategies and framework contracts.

  4. Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of programme / project plans.

  5. Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to enable the Sponsor to obtain authorisation for portfolios / programmes / projects.

  6. Provide a safe working environment in the execution of work directly under the post holder's responsibility, including development of project safety plans and other associated documentation.

  7. Discharge Network Rail's CDM related duties as required by company process.

  8. Identify training needs in safety, technical and management areas for the personnel reporting to the post holder and contribute to their personal development.

  9. Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

  10. Establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual teams to deliver change projects, where appropriate.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent

  • Relevant successful experience in project management

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Detailed knowledge of safety regulations (particularly CDM)

  • Team leader capable of motivating the team

  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge

  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body


  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures

  • Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

How to apply (External)

Salary:Starting at £51,156 and rising to £57,551 per annum

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Closing date: 25/02/2021.

Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.Late applications will not be accepted.

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All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

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.You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

This is a fixed term opportunity ending on 31-03-2022 and has the potential to become permanent.

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

We are also an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

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.