Project Manager

Capita Managed Services
48000.00 - 52000.00 GBP Annual
16 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Job Title - Project Manager

Location - Birmingham/North West

Rates - GBP48,000 - GBP52,000

About the role / project:

Network Rail are looking for a Project Manager to join the team based in Baskerville House. Regular travel will be required as the Project site is in St Helens, Liverpool. Travel expenses are reimbursable.

The successful candidate will manage a large enhancement project which will consist of renewing the power supply on the Mersey Rail network. Ideally someone who has power distribution experience would be a massive bonus.

Due to the nature of the role and the personal you will be liaising with this role requires exceptional senior stakeholder management. Ideally you will have delivered large scale construction/engineering projects within a rail environment.

What you will do:

  • Accountable for delivery of complex projects or a portfolio of lower complexity projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.
  • Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.
  • Lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.
  • Empower and inspire others to deliver successful projects
  • Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project
  • Implement and manage resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.
  • Engage with and lead stakeholder relationships including internal and external parties, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.
  • Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisational practice. 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.



  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management.
  • Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills all levels. This should include Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.
  • Successful relevant experience in a complex project environment including demonstrable experience in team management, planning, contracting and delivery of projects.
  • Successful record of project budget management and ability to understand and interpret commercial and financial landscapes (budgets, forecasts, actual status).
  • Experience in managing ambiguity in a project environment with strong evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrable Project safety management practice and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and best practice.
  • Experience with safety cases in support of projects.
  • Accident Investigation experience.


  • Demonstrable experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, Construction Design Management (CDM) and the Common Safety Method (CSM).
  • Detailed Knowledge of Network Rail's Investment, Commercial and Procurement regulations and practices.
  • Knowledge of structuring safety cases in support of projects.
  • Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment.
  • You will be a team player and a self-starter with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved.
  • Knowledge of Network Rail's assets and how they are managed.

About our client - Network Rail

Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around GBP23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.