Major Transactions Manager

Network Rail

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

Only considering candidates eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

Major Transactions Manager


London, GB

Department Name


About Network Rail

🌟 Join Our Team at Network Rail! 🌟

Are you ready to make a difference in people's lives? At Network Rail, we connect passengers and freight customers, ensuring safe and efficient transportation across the country.

We're dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we're committed to becoming an open, diverse, and inclusive workplace, leveraging the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we strive to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone.

Investing in our people is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our railway system. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact, then this opportunity is for you!

Brief Description

Vacancy Details

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role is based in London Waterloo. This role is a full-time opportunity, flexible working patterns will be considered.

Band & Salary: Band 2C, Salary £85,393 - £96,070 (Subject to experience)

Closing date: 17th July 2024. On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted.

Next Steps: Interviews will be held W/C 22nd July depending on business requirements.

Some of our great benefits:

🌍 Flexible/hybrid working arrangements considered.

🌞 Generous annual leave (28 days plus statutory days), with the option to buy/sell days.

🎁 Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass.

Defined benefit pension scheme

🚂 75% subsidy on train tickets.

🎟️ Interest-free travel loan for train and car park season tickets.

🕊️ Volunteer leave to make a positive impact.

Plus more….

About the role (External)

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced individual to manage major transactions through to delivery, including M&A transactions, strategic partnerships, complex procurements and other innovative transactions to attract private capital into the railway. This role involves deal origination and execution, liaising with key investors, senior internal stakeholders, external advisors, and government stakeholders.

This highly qualified professional will have demonstrable experience at designing and executing deals, hold a degree or equivalent experience, and have a proven track record at a senior or professional level in a similar role. The ideal candidate must have strong negotiating skills, be financially literate and be able to quickly develop and maintain key relationships across a variety of investors, advisors, internal stakeholder, and government.

What does the average day look like?

In this role, you'll lead, structure and execute major transactions designed to achieve best value for money, setting the scope, and success criteria in collaboration with the executive and functional directors. You'll manage the delivery of business cases, liaising with stakeholders to achieve agreed outcomes, and conducting detailed analysis to maximise value. You'll develop financial models and options analysis, identifying and managing risks. Building and maintaining strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders (including private sector investors and government departments) will be a key activity. You'll also be expected to monitor and report progress, as well as manage budgets. Additionally, you will provide sound technical and analytical support for the development and execution of transactions.

Essential Criteria

·Educated to degree level in a relevant field with equivalent experience

·Successful experience working at a senior or professional level in a similar role

·Demonstrable track record of successful Merger and Acquisitions (M&A)

·Proven successful history of structuring and executing complex transactions

·Advanced financial modelling skills

·Demonstrable experience in successful delivery of complex corporate finance transactions

·Significant successful experience working in a complex matrix organisation

·Successful experience in influencing senior internal and external stakeholders

·Excellent communications and presentational skills

·Strong demonstrable commercial focus

·Strong negotiation skills

·Detailed knowledge of UK legislation, regulation and practice on government procurement laws, private financing

·Strong attention to detail

·Experience of managing projects to successful conclusion

How to apply (External)

**Contact:**If you have any questions or reasonable adjustments, please contact Harriet Hepburn or Amy Chalk.

We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our Safety Vision

Visit Evenbreak’s Career Hive should you need accessibility support to apply or any require any reasonable adjustments, please email [email protected]


As an arm’s 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

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 another factor.


We own, repair and develop the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.

Working Week

We offer an optional compressed 4 day work week (35hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 28 days annual leave, plus public holidays

  • 37 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 89 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Some staff work fully on-site with other teams working hybrid remotely.

  • United Kingdom

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 43k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • operations
  • finance
  • support
  • education
  • human resources
  • +11 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financial modelling
  • Project management
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder management

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