Commercial Manager

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2126069

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway ' the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We're investing '48bn in the railway by 2024 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

Group Digital Railway is a national function within Network Rail, its purpose is to deliver operationally excellent services that enhance today's railway, alongside the strategic vision, leadership and capability which will transform the railway of tomorrow. We bring together the industry-wide Digital Railway Programme, which is setting the vision and strategy for tomorrow's railway with services that are supporting delivery both today and in the future. Enhanced by the ORBIS programme, we provide the data-to-intelligence expertise, asset information and telecommunications products and services necessary for a digitally-enabled railway.

The Digital Railway Programme is an ambitious change programme to design and deliver the digital modernisation of the railway on behalf of the UK rail industry consisting of:

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of railway and construction industry forms of contracts as well as experience in commercial management of investment projects. Ideally although not essentially you will be educated to degree level and be a member of a relevant professional institution (or working towards).

The DRP will change the face of the UK railway and transform the railway of tomorrow, and this role represents a unique opportunity to be a key part of that transformation.

Located at Paddington, London

Job Purpose:

The Commercial Managers role is to provide post-contract commercial leadership over medium value/medium risk activity. The role is also there to support pre-contract activity within the project delivery team's scope of work; providing specialist commercial advice, guidance and recommendations to mitigate commercial risks.

Key Accountabilities:

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.

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.

You may wish to visit our Safety Vision

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '39,514 - '44,453 + Inner London Allowance of '3,100

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

Closing date: 4th March 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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