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Possessions Project Manager

West Coast Partnership

From December 2019, FirstGroup and Trenitalia will run services on the West Coast Mainline – connecting Scotland, the North-West of England, North Wales, the Midlands and London.

At the same time, we will provide a range of design, development and mobilisation services to support the delivery of the first phase of High Speed 2 (HS2).

About the job

Manage the successful delivery of projects in accordance with industry aligned Project Management methodology, ensuring they are are within agreed parameters (scope/specification, safety, timescales, costs and quality) an in accord with the Sponsor remit.

What you'll be doing

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide allocated Network Rail route enhancement project with dedicated train operator expertise, management representation and support
  • Champion the needs of the customer during temporary periods of planned service changes
  • Lead the interface between ICWC, allocated Network Rail project team and internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Ensure projects are delivered safely, timely and within budgetary parameters
  • Ensure all government procedures are adhered to, ensure that only authorised work is undertaken
  • Inflence a peer group to deliver as per agreed parameters 

Job specific knowledge and skills

  • A seasoned project management professional
  • Detailed knowledge of the project lifecycle, able to operate in the intial definition and development stage through to commissioning and handover
  • The drive to identify and influence the implementation of an enhanced customer experience during possessions
  • A good all round understanding of ICWC including routes,junctions, service groups, fleet, operations and stations  

Relevant experience

  • Proven track record of delivering projects of significant complexity and value within the railway envirenment
  • Line and matrix management experience with the ability to foster and motivate to meet demanding challenges
  • Ability to influence a wide peer group
  • Committed to maintaining a comprehensive audit trail via project planning tools
  • Committed to continuous improvement

About the location:

Based in Birmingham, due to the nature of the role, there will be travel along the network involved.

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our organisation. And the broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.           

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Victoria Square House, Birmingham
Victoria Square, Birmingham, England, B4 4DN
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  • Company:
    West Coast
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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  • Location:
    Victoria Square House, Birmingham
  • Closing Date:
    10 December 2019
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