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Scheme Project Manager (CD)

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

Job Introduction

Embrace the thrill of tackling challenges head-on alongside a team of dedicated professionals who share a deep-seated commitment to excellence, efficiency, and safety which will have a positive and tangible impact on the local communities in the North. We're seeking enthusiastic project professionals who thrive on seizing opportunities and navigating complexities with finesse. The experience and rewards of contributing to a project of this magnitude are unparalleled, offering limitless potential for professional growth and fulfilment.

As a Scheme Project Manager, you will assist the Transpennine Route Upgrade by managing a schedule/design programme, addressing challenges and issues as they arise, and effectively communicating with both external and internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for delivering your own project package in support of the Project Manager, working independently while supporting the broader team. This role offers valuable exposure to commercial and contract management within a hub-and-spoke contracting environment.

Please see one of our Project Managers experience of working for TRU:

​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 Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test.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: £43,588 to £49,037 per annum

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

Closing date 14th 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.

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Main Responsibility

Some of the key accountabilities of this role are:

1.             Work alongside a team of Project professionals to ensure our outputs are delivered in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost, and quality and in accordance with PACE and TRU Governance

2.             Promote safety and follow Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations.

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

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

5.             Monitor the design process ensuring design solutions are met and efficiencies are driven.

6.             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

7.             Support the Project Manager in effective budget management and change control

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

9.             Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

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

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a proactive problem-solving approach, ensuring the project stays on course. With a professional demeanour and keen attention to detail, you’ll navigate complexities while maintaining quality and compliance.

Whilst railway experience is desirable, we welcome applications from aspiring Project Managers with transferrable skills and demonstrable experience which would support you in delivering a variety of projects such as Tunnel upgrades, station remodeling and electrification of lines.

We are an organisation where people truly matter, and when you join us, we’ll support you to develop and achieve those career goals. You will be part of a team building a more sustainable future, improving journey times and experiences, and contributing to people’s lives in the North! This will be a career defining role.

We need you to have:

·       Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

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

·       Achieved PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent

·       Good stakeholder 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

It would be advantageous if you have:

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

·       Design and delivery experience

·       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 team player with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved

·        Knowledge of Network Rail’s assets and how they are managed

Package Description

Key Information

Role: Scheme Project Manager (CD) x 5 roles

Salary: £43,588 to £49,037 per annum

Location: York, Leeds or Manchester

Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Office Requirement: 2 – 3 days per week office based, the rest of the time would be working remotely

Important notice: If you have applied for this role via Tribepad, please keep an eye out for communications which may have gone to your junk mail.

Interview dates: Interviews are initially planned to take place week commencing 24th June 2024

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.

We also offer a range of highly competitive pension options and private medical care is included, amongst other benefits.

Network Rail Benefits – To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

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. Watch our video to find out more!

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we are 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 do not 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 multi-billion pound Programme, one of the largest rail enhancement projects in the UK, 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 will deliver a more sustainable future, provide hard-working, reliable railway for passengers, allowing for trains with more seats, more services and faster journey times, contributing to people’s lives and communities.​

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Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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