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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.
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.

COSI is accountable for three functional areas within Group STE;
Group Security - defining security strategy, providing leadership and expertise to govern compliance with security policy and regulation across Network Rail
Information Management - setting overall direction and manage enterprise risk for data, information and knowledge
Innovation - delivering value to the Rail industry from all the Research and Development programmes and technology transfer from other industries

COSI provides support to the Chief Rail Technology Officer for a fourth functional area;
Research, Development & Technology (RD&T) - leading the management and delivery of research, development and technology including product acceptance; and development and operation of the Rail Innovation and Development Centres (RIDC)

COSI also provides support to Group STE through provision of;
Project Management capability so that effective governance is in place to enable successful delivery of all Group STE projects and national change programmes
Business Change capability providing an outcome-led change management service to STE Transformation Programmes and Routes, with a key focus on embedding and sustaining change and realisation of benefits
Programme Controls through project and programme workbank management, governance, reporting, analysis, and forecasting
Commercial Management through pre and post contract support, ensuring group STE are compliant to all of Network Rail's Contracts & Procurement policies Brief Description
Trespass has steadily increased over the last 5 years. In 2018/2019 an average of 440 trains were delayed each day due to trespass and there are ~ 30 fatalities each year. The post sits in the Trespass Improvement Programme, which is a cross industry programme established to reduce trespass and harm to both the public and staff. The successful candidate will manage projects to enable the reduction of trespass on the network. These projects are varied and range from managing our partners in the delivery of the You vs Train campaign to managing route based trials, new technology and academic research.

Would you like the opportunity to work in an ambitious team that values collaboration in achieving our goals? About the role (External)
Key Accountabilities
Deliver individual projects or parts of projects in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Managing Successful Projects for Network Rail (MSP4NR), applicable Network Rail company rules and means of control (including standards), railway group standards, HMRI guidance where appropriate and other specific legislation including construction design management (CDM) Regulations.
Provide a professional, consistent and effective project management service including the use of performance indicators and project reporting systems in accordance with the Guide to Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), Managing Successful Projects for Network Rail (MSP4NR), applicable Network Rail company rules and means of control (including standards) and guidelines.
Manage the development and delivery of projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.
Discharge Network Rails CDM related duties as required by company process.
Manage tactical change and risks within the project life cycle for allocated schemes.
Assist or lead in the provision of a safe working environment in the execution of managed work.
Comply with the Investment Regulations Framework.
Manage the production of project management plans and other associated project management documentation.
Manage project budgets within agreed targets and provide periodic updates through the management review process.
Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager.
Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods.
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
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: 15 December 2019, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes

It is a requirement of the role to live within 75/90 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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Milton Keynes
Post date
Closing date

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