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  • UK, London
  • from £450 to £480 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our public sector client are currently looking for a Scheme Project Manager to join their team on a new contract.  


Contract Length: 6 months  

Location: London  


IR35: Inside  

Pay Rate to Candidate: maximum - £450 to £480 – umbrella  



Interview Process: One stage – Microsoft Teams Safety critical (Sentinel) role? Yes If Sentinel Role - Competencies required: basic PTS Sentinel competencies required from Day 1 – Yes  


Scheme Project Managers work across the full portfolio of Network Rails infrastructure investment from minor renewals through to complex multi-disciplinary programmes. Accountable for managing the safe and effective delivery of low complexity projects (LoC 3 and 4) OR working as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the project or programme manager deliver key outputs of complex projects and programmes (LoC 1 and 2) in order to meet client requirements to time, cost, quality, and performance.  


Signalling portfolio  

Close out and new projects  

Level crossing works  

Transmission systems project  


1. Accountable for delivery of low complexity projects or parts of complex projects in a safe & environmentally responsible manner to time, cost and quality, in accordance with the Governance of Railway Investment Projects (GRIP), applicable Network Rail company standards, current legislation and procedures including HMRI guidance where appropriate.  

2. Support the project Sponsor in preparing and maintaining definitions of the project requirements.  

3. Manage multi-disciplinary teams including commercial, programme controls, engineering, and others to identify solutions to client requirements and establish a robust baseline plan.  

4. Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement mitigations to them, and respond to other issues that affect the project  

5. Implement and update resource allocation plans needed for delivery of the project including identification and management of critical resource requirements. Secure resources needed for projects from internal and external sources.  

6. Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and particular interests.  

7. Managing project reviews at appropriate points throughout the project lifecycle which will inform governance decisions of projects by providing evaluations of progress, performance, risk, contingency, and continuing relevance.  

8. Establish, and implement where necessary, protocols to change the scope of projects and updating configuration documents as required.  

9. Support accident investigations when remitted to by the relevant designated competent person.  



• Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience.  

• Membership (or working towards membership) of the Association for Project Management.  

• Achieved PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent.  

• Good stakeholder engagement and communication skills.  

• Successful relevant experience including experience of contracting and project delivery.  

• Knowledge and experience of project budget management.  

• Good evaluation and decision-making skills.  

• Project safety management and Health and Safety legislation knowledge.  

• Knowledge safety cases in support of projects.  



• Experience in the Rail Industry Sector (including application of GRIP, and Construction Design Management (CDM) on simple projects).  

• Knowledge of Network Rail’s Project, Investment, Commercial and Procurement practices.  

• Experience in risk identification, assessment and mitigation.  

• Flexible and pro-active approach.  

• You will be a team player with willingness to learn, challenge and get involved.  

• Knowledge of Network Rail’s assets and how they are managed.  

  • Contact: Gamal Clarke
    020 7531 5757 (Online)
  • Date: 26.07.2022
  • Deadline: 26.08.2022
  • Quote ref: 3852/59648

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