Industry Programme Director

Recruiter
Network Rail
Location
West Lutton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1264320270
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job TitleIndustry Programme DirectorLocationYork, GBDepartment NameEastern Region- Northern ProgrammesAbout Network RailAbout us-Northern Programmes Are you looking for your next career move? Have you considered re-locating to a different part of the UK? Northern Programmes has many opportunities and we are ready to welcome you! Where possible we will assist you with your re-location expenses. For more information please speak to the resourcing team.The Great North Rail Project is the most ambitious programme of railway improvements in the North since Victorian times and Network Rail is at the heart of this transformation. Our customers will benefit from faster, more frequent and safer journeys, as well as new direct services across the North and beyond.This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Northern Programmes team, on a multi-billion-pound package of improvements, which will transform the routes and deliver infrastructure that creates a faster, safer and more reliable railway across the North of England. So, come be part of a team who strive to deliver complex projects safely, on time and cost effectively which will improve the railway for the North. We will support you to learn and develop in your career and give you the recognition you would expect from the Industry Leader!Brief DescriptionJob PurposeWe're looking for an Industry Programme Director to join our team in the Eastern Region in Capital delivery. Reporting to the Major Programme Director for Northern Programmes, you will be accountable for the alignment and delivery of all TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) to the Train operating Company's and Department for Transport. You will need an in depth understanding of and substantial experience in Department of Transport funding decision mechanisms along with experience of working in liaison with Train and Freight Operating Companies (TOCs and FOCs) and other external stakeholders and funding bodies, such as Transport for the North (TfN) and Rail North. It is essential you have a thorough understanding of the Investment Decision Framework (IDF) and a track record of being able to convert this into secured fundingYou will have strong communication and influencing skills as Senior and Political Stakeholder management is essential for this role as you will liaise and work directly with Department of Transport, TOC and government leaders and executives, Network Rail Executives and Senior Leaders. Have you experience of developing and optimising value in programmes with budgets over £1bn within a political environment? If so we would like to hear from you!About the role (External)Key Accountabilities · Own the programmes vision and maintain the alignment to the strategic direction of Network Rail (NR), the TOCs and FOCs, and Department for Transport (DfT) and identify opportunities to improve value for passengers and the client.· Create a 'one team' programme environment across NR, TOCs and FOCs and DfT to establish collaborative behaviours and bring together the timetabling, infrastructure, rolling stock, resources and operations to improve the railway for passengers. Lead the promotion and sharing of best practice between programmes.· Direct and lead the delivery and implementation of the overall programme, taking personal accountability for the totality of the outcome(s) and the realisation and optimisation of the benefits.· Design and manage the programmes governance arrangements according to appropriate requirements and quality. · Develop and lead relationships with senior stakeholders and deliver effective interfaces and communications to all stakeholders.· Identify and manage the key strategic risks facing the programmes.· Guide the organisations and their employees through the process of change and make the necessary adjustments to programme deliverables to realise and optimise benefits. · Commission and chair reviews both during the programmes and following the programmes closure that formally assess the programmes continued alignment with objectives, capability of delivery and measurable achievement of benefits.· Manage and support the programme teams.· Sponsor audit of programme and project documentation, activities, processes and systems.Job Skills, Experience and QualificationsEssential· Extensive experience in a senior leadership or management role· Experience of developing and optimising value in programmes with budgets over £1bn· Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills · Extensive experience of successful delivery in a highly political environment · Experience of securing approvals for major investments in line with spending public money principles · Sufficient credibility with internal and external stakeholders to advise and align organisations and programmes to adopt new approaches· Demonstrable knowledge of programme and project management approaches· Strong commercial focus and financially astute· Educated to degree level or equivalent Desirable· Formal Programme Management qualification (e.g. Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner)· Knowledge and/or experience in the rail industryHow To Apply- ExternalNetwork 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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and more than 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year. We are in an exciting period of change and building a culture where we treat people the way we want to be treated ourselves.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 benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250). 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: £107,428 and £127,890 per annumClosing date: Friday 27th September, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumesPlease note interviews ware scheduled for 7th and 8th OctoberNetwork Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.CurrencyGBPAmount of TravelWork At Home

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