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About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britains railway the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. Were investing 48bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group is the Technical Authority for Network Rail providing strategy, policy and assurance as well as expert technical services to the business in asset management, engineering, maintenance, operations, safety, health and wellness, quality, sustainable development, security and information management.
Our key accountabilities are:
Innovate Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway
Lead Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders
Assure Assure Network Rail assets and safety performance by governing standards and frameworks and providing intelligence to support business improvement
Grow Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our capability by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and using management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement.

The Operation, Security and Information Management function (COSI), led by the Chief of Operations, Security & Information, provides governance, technical authority and programme management across a wide ranging portfolio. The aim of the function is to support the delivery of a safer and better performing railway through the provision of world class professional services to STE and the wider organisation. Brief Description
The scheme project manager will be responsible for delivering change projects and/or workstreams within change programmes.
The work is situated within the Buildings & Civil's, Security and Information management disciplines, where you can get involved with national business change projects & programmes that will shape the future of Network Rails culture.
You will liaise with key stakeholders such as industry leading subject matter experts, and customers from director to technician level. You will have full accountability for delivery throughout the project lifecycle. About the role (External)
Key Accountabilities:

Manage the development and delivery of change projects
Act as a focal point for best practice project management.
Manage scope, risk, and quality within the change project life cycle.
Manage project budgets within agreed targets and provide periodic updates through the management review process.
Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, to the Programme Manager.
Provide excellent stakeholder engagement in a range of challenging situations.
Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.
Disseminate lessons learnt.

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
Network Rail welcomes 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 factors. 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.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of 2,750).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 32,740 - 36,832.

As an arms 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

Closing date: 13/12/2019, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Interviews will commence from early January 2020.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes. Currency GBP Amount of Travel Work At Home
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Project Management
Milton Keynes
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