Project Manager (Change)

Network Rail
West Lutton, UK
Closing date
29 Sep 2020

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JavaScript enabled browser required.Project Manager (Change)LocationYork, GBDepartment NameAM SRAM LNE (541915) G1About Network RailWe at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here and watch our Video below! As one of the largest landowners in the UK, Network Rail Infrastructure interfaces with literally thousands of people and organisations. These range from private residents who own property adjacent to the railway to large multinational companies.The Asset Protection team supports all external parties completing work alongside Network Rail infrastructure, facilitating smooth, efficient and successful project delivery whilst ensuring there is no impact on the safe and reliable operation of the railway now or in the future.Our outside party customers can range from local authorities who are repairing or upgrading our roads, private companies who are investing close to our railways, or utility companies that just need to build over or under the railway to service their business needs.There are an increasing number of organisations who wish to invest directly in railway infrastructure, improving existing stations, constructing new stations and freight terminals and even re-opening old lines. Network Rail's Open for Business philosophy means we offer opportunity for stakeholders to develop and deliver schemes themselves, working alongside our asset protection team who provide engineering assurance until, in most cases, the completed scheme is transferred into Network Rail ownership.Brief DescriptionThere is an exciting opportunity to join us in a role that is vital to our success. It reports into the Programme Director (Asset Protection) and is nominally York based, whilst working across North & East, East Coast and East Midlands Routes.The Project Manager (Change) role will lead the development and delivery of change projects to agreed scope, time, cost and quality requirements, working with Heads of Asset Protection and their teams.The role will initially focus on systems, processes, reporting, competence, and capability-based improvements within the team. Our philosophy is that Continuous Improvement is everyone's responsibility, with ideas generated and progressed at all levels. The Project Manager (Change) will coordinate CI activities, enabling synergies to be achieved where projects overlap and facilitating shared learning so benefits can be embedded across the whole team.This role will lead for the Eastern Region on a Network Rail national programme to develop and implement a new workflow management system, enabling a step change in customer experience.About the role (External)Role and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 1. Agree remit and success criteria of change projects with the relevant Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.2. Manage the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.3. Manage the production of project management plans for change projects.4. Establish and manage collaborative cross-functional virtual teams to deliver change projects, where appropriate.5. Deliver regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to Executive Sponsors and Functional Directors.6. Manage project budgets within agreed targets.7. Promote and monitor the use of efficiency improvement methods. 8. Disseminate lessons learnt.It is imperative that you have...· Relevant experience in the successful management of major and complex change projects.· Experience of applying project methodologiesIt is advantageous if you have...· Degree level education· Member of project association· Commercial and financial awareness.How to apply (External)Salary and benefits:• Salary of £42,971 - £48,342 (Band 3.B) depending on skills, qualifications and experience• 28 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays• My benefits - Our discounted online shopping site• A range of discounted offers including, childcare vouchers, healthcare offers - cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits• Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets• A choice of contributory pension schemes• 2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community **Please note that the advert closes on the 09-10-2020 and late applications will not be considered **Oh, and by the way...We care deeply about welcoming people no matter where they're from, how old they are or what disability they may have. We encourage applications from every age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or caring responsibility. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential skills and experience detailed above. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.If you like the sound of all that, we'd love it if you could submit your application online.
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