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Lead Visualisation Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a technical lead, reporting to the Head of Data Quality & Performance, you will work on complex data models and collaborate with diverse and cross-functional stakeholders to create and maintain insightful visuals and business intelligence that will drive performance.

Further information

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

Drugs & Alcohol test: All prospective candidates offered a conditional role will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced

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 be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness in your application.

Salary: starting at £55,596 to £62,546 per annum.

This role can be based in the following locations: Manchester or York

Closing date 5th June 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Main Responsibility

Some of the key accountabilities of this role are:

1.              Manage the delivery and support of the Enterprise Reporting service and its outputs, collaborating with product owners, to improve analysis and decision support for customers across Network Rail.

2.              Own Network Rail’s BI reporting catalogue, driving the use of standardised enterprise data, visualisations and metrics so that self-service BI is consistent and efficient across the company.

3.              Develop, test and own the assurance methodology for BI outputs, so customers and Group BI Service Visualisation Authors can verify local reports to benefit a wider range of customers across Network Rail.

4.              Provide specialist advice and guidance on Decision Support Tools and Business Intelligence to Network Rail BI teams, increasing overall capability and effectiveness of BI across the organisation.

5.              Manage the impact of delivering visualisation activity on current resources and work closely with the Business Improvement Manager, so that Visualisation Authors meet delivery requirements and customer expectations.

6.              Produce and maintain best practice guides, updating BI and visualisation standards, so that BI outputs and the use of reporting tools are consistent across Network Rail.

7.              Identify and implement new visualisation techniques and capabilities for customers, including more advanced analytics and modelling, to drive deeper insights from BI across the business.

8.              Identify and escalate business and safety risks, through visualisations, so that business area customers can mitigate and manage risks effectively.

9.              Produce data quality guidance, engaging with Data Access and Quality Managers, to continuously improve data compliance and accuracy across the Enterprise Reporting service.

The Ideal Candidate

Working in dynamic environments, driving success in complex situations, and working with stakeholders that is required to lead in the successful delivery of improvements to the railway network.

Our ideal candidates demonstrate a track record of engineering data models using extensive datasets and possess a proven ability to leverage existing technology while staying abreast of the latest advancements, particularly in Microsoft Power Platform. Working with our newly formed team, you will develop an understanding and capability of the TRU Programme Controls & Programme Management function and provided with support towards your development. Join us in shaping the future of our reporting capabilities and supporting the management of our expanding reporting library, while prioritising new reporting requests.

We need you to have:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Extensive demonstrable experience, in multiple BI Toolsets such as MS Power BI,Oracle OBIEE or Hyperion
  • Successful proven experience of leading BI teams using waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Demonstrable knowledge of business analysis and identifying, developing and delivering technical solutions from problem statements
  • Proven ability to interface with technical and business communities at strategic and detail level
  • Demonstrable strong communication skills; verbal, written and presentation
  • Demonstrable strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of data modelling / architecture

It would be advantageous if you have:

  • Recognised professional qualification in Business Analysis (e.g. BCS Business Analysis Consultant or Expert) or programme / project management qualification (e.g. Prince2 or MSP) 
  • Programming and formula knowledge such as Python, SQL and DAX
  • Knowledge of the UK Rail Industry and Programme Controls
  • Experience of working within a large, devolved matrix organisation


Package Description

Key Information

Role: Lead Visualisation Manager

Salary: £55,596 to £62,546 per annum.

Location: Manchester or York

Contract Type: Permanent

Office Requirement: Hybrid. 2-3 days per week in the office and the remainder working from home (to be agreed with hiring manager)

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28 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employees will be entitled to a 75% discount off leisure travel this includes off peak and super off-peak tickets. Employees will also be entitled to 75% discount on season tickets.

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About the Company

Join Our Team at Network Rail!

Are you ready to make a difference in people's lives? At Network Rail, we connect passengers and freight customers, ensuring safe and efficient transportation across the country. We're an organisation where people truly matter, and when you join us, you matter to us and millions of others. 

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we're committed to becoming an open, diverse, and inclusive workplace, leveraging the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we strive to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone. Discover more about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail by clicking here.

Investing in our people is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our railway system. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, then this opportunity is for you!

About our people and the recruitment process - We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone! We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

Transpennine Route Upgrade

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a Programme of activities that is improving the railway between York and Manchester via Leeds and Huddersfield.

​​​Stretching across the North of England, this key 76-mile Transpennine railway serves 23 stations, crosses over and dips under 285 bridges and viaducts, passes through six miles of tunnels, and crosses over 29 level crossings.

Proposed improvements as will deliver a hard-working, reliable railway for passengers, allowing for trains with more seats, more services and faster journey times.​

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Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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