Commercial Scheme Sponsor

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2142984

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units ' 'routes' ' work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

The successful candidate will be working to deliver some of the most complex Buildings and Civils renewals projects in the country including the complete renewal of the main train shed roof at the country's busiest station (London Waterloo) whilst working to ensure passengers and staff are left undisturbed. The portfolio will also include work to develop a scheme to refurbish Ryde Head Pier station on the Isle of Wight and relocate Waterloo ticket office.

Lead the external facing development and implementation of a portfolio of small / medium sized enhancement schemes and support the delivery of schemes. Create and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Lead the external facing development and implementation of a portfolio of small / medium sized enhancement schemes and support the delivery of schemes. Create and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders.

1. Lead and maintain relationships with nominated customers and stakeholders, and be the focal point, to monitor whether Network Rail is fully responsive for the development of schemes. Champion the interests of the customers and stakeholders within Network Rail.

2. Develop proposals from customers and stakeholders for enhancements, to establish the nature and scope of their schemes in line with the business planning criteria, including consideration of their viability within the route planning process, timetable, implications, operational arrangements and railway Estates interfaces.

3. Lead negotiations with customers for the commercial and contractual terms on which schemes will be implemented, or the terms on which Network Rail will provide asset protection if the customer implements.

4. Sponsor the delivery or facilitation (through asset protection arrangements) by Infrastructure Investment of externally funded schemes to track, monitoring whether customer and stakeholder requirements are fully met on scope, price, quality and programme of works.

5. Comply with the requirements of corporate investment regulations, other corporate governance, and the Guide to Railway Investment Projects.

6. Monitor progress on customer schemes against agreed budgets, delivery plans and work programmes, challenge and intervene as required with Infrastructure Investment to achieve correction of adverse trends.

7. Undertake post implementation reviews to close schemes, check the customer is fully billed and pays for the works, whether the works deliver the intended outputs and new works are fully incorporated into maintenance and renewal plans.

8. Contribute to the development of the Route's strategy for enhancements through the Route Utilisation Strategy process and other business planning processes.

9. Work with customers and stakeholders to identify new opportunities for them to investment in the network.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


' Qualified to degree level

' Commercially astute, persuasive, and customer focused

' Negotiating skills

' Knowledge / understanding of the railway industry

' Experience of dealing with industrial client portfolios and negotiating contracts to finalisation and able to demonstrate commercial success

' Some experience in management roles in an industrial commercial environment

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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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 benefits including 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 '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '42,336- '47,628

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.

Closing date: 28-03-2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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