Scheme Project Manager

Network Rail

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

  • 4 x 9hr days
  • 37k - 42k per year
  • Hybird Remote, Milton Keynes

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Milton Keynes, UK 鈿狅笍

Scheme Project Manager


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

Human Resources

About Network Rail

馃専聽Join Our Team at Network Rail!聽馃専

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We want to build a diverse and inclusive organisation that reflects the passengers we serve. To achieve this, we aim to make the most of the skills and expertise of our talented workforce. Together, we intend to create a safe and accessible railway for everyone. Discover more about the importance of diversity and inclusion at Network Rail by聽clicking here.

About our people and the recruitment process:聽we're an inclusive employer of choice and we聽welcome applications from everyone.聽We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us,聽whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

We're also聽a聽Disability Confident Leader聽employer聽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.

Brief Description

Are you ready to take the reins and drive projects to success?

We're on the lookout for a proactive individual to join our team. As our newest member, you'll play a pivotal role in managing projects through every stage of their lifecycle. Your support and expertise will be instrumental in contributing to the overall success of our project portfolio. If you're passionate about making an impact and thrive in a collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.

About the role (External)

What does the average day look like?

In this role you will be driving positive change by managing projects that deliver innovative learning and development solutions as part of the Leadership Academies Programme

You will do this by:

路Managing the development and delivery of change projects in compliance with company processes and procedures.

路Assisting in the creation of bespoke, customer specific Leadership Academy learning and development solutions.

路Managing tactical change and risks within the project life cycle for allocated schemes.

路Assisting or leading in the provision of a safe working environment in the execution of managed work.

路Managing the production of project management plans. Manage project budgets within agreed targets.

路Delivering regular progress reports on change projects, including relevant risks and issues, to the Programme Manager (Change).

路Promoting and monitoring the use of efficiency improvement methods.

路Disseminating lessons learnt.

If you're ready to make a positive impact and thrive in a dynamic environment, we want you on board!

What essential skills and experiences are required?

We're searching for a candidate with a proven track record in project management and a strong educational background, ideally with an HNC/HND or equivalent. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be essential for collaborating effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. With experience in project safety management and a solid understanding of safety, quality, and environmental procedures, you'll ensure our projects are executed with utmost care. Proficiency in Oracle Projects and knowledge of commercial and financial procedures will further enhance your ability to drive success.

For a full list of the key accountabilities and criteria, please refer to the Network Rail job description attached to the vacancy.

How to apply (External)

Key Vacancy Information

Duration: 12-month Fixed Term Contract.

Location:聽This role is based at The Quadrant:MK.

For roles based at the Quadrant:MK you must live within 90 minutes or be willing to relocate.

Closing date:聽11th March 2024 On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted.

Interviews will be held from the W/C 25th March 2024. Depending on business requirements.

Band & Salary: Band 4B 拢35,582 - 拢40,029, (Depending on experience)

We're an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone.

鈥淲e鈥檙e delighted to have been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023 .鈥

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

Defined benefit pension scheme

馃殏 75% subsidy on train tickets.

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

馃巵 Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass.

馃實 Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

馃晩锔 Volunteer leave to make a positive impact.

Plus more鈥.

Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

All successful candidates will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on聽Sentinel聽database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.

We're an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone.

If you have any questions about this role or if you have an HR related questions or require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please contact IREC Support ([email protected]) . You must have the vacancy/IREC number ready as you will be asked for this.


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
  • Flexible working hours
  • 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

  • Project Management
  • Project Safety Management
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

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