Programme Director

Department for Transport (DFT)
UK, Central London
from £960 per day
Contract, 6 month, Full time
Industry: Railways, Government
Discipline: Programme Management,Project Management,Public Sector

THIS CONTRACT WITH OUR UK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CLIENT IS FOR 6 MONTHS (WITH POSSIBLE EXTENSION) PAYING UP TO £960.00 PER DAY (INSIDE IR35) AT LONDON initially, then based in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor

CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 15th April at 10:00 AM

DESCRIPTION:

Role Summary: Unique opportunity to support the development of a nationally significant infrastructure project currently in its initial stages through overseeing and assuring the work delivered by Network Rail to time, cost and quality requirements. The role also represents an opportunity to contribute to the end state operations and maintenance strategy for EWR.

THE PROJECT

The Company is a new and exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the changing landscape of the rail industry, delivering substantial fast-paced improvement to modernise the railway.

East West Rail is a proposed new rail link between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge and potentially beyond. As part of the wider plans for this strategically important corridor, it is one of the most high profile infrastructure projects in the UK today. The new railway will improve local connectivity and serve as a catalyst for economic development and the creation of new housing, as well as significantly reducing existing journey times.

In the 2017 Budget, it was announced that the Company would be established to bring new drive and focus to the project. The Secretary of State for Transport recently launched the company, highlighting its role to bring innovation, to deliver more quickly and cost-effectively than existing models, and to develop competition with Network Rail. The company is now scaling up significantly as it prepares to take on obligations relating to the delivery of the Western Section and Central Sections of the scheme, which will provide both innovative upgrades to existing track and to design then construct new infrastructure.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

As Western Section Delivery Director for the scheme you will:

Be accountable for delivery of the Western Section to meet the Secretary of State for Transport’s objectives.

Own the relationship with Network Rail, and drive their performance to deliver the project ahead of schedule and under budget

Lead the monitoring of supplier delivery against the output specification and client requirements for the Western Section

Own the Western Section baseline programme and budget, overseeing and controlling change, contingency, governance and approvals within delegations of authority

Lead cost, risk and schedule management for the Western Section and monitor and manage the performance of the Network Rail

Be accountable for ensuring that EWR meets or exceeds industry best practice with respect to safety, sustainability and innovation in the delivery of new rail infrastructure on the Western Section

Establish and lead operational readiness for Western Section

Manage and lead a team with a matrix way of working. This will include being responsible for performance reviews and objectives setting with direct reports

Be accountable for the development of processes, definition of system requirements and management of associated data related to Western Section Delivery and the teams which sit within this business area

Support EWR Co.’s commitment to customer service and an excellent customer journey

Take responsibility of your own and others’ health and by adopting and working to the EWR Co. Health and Safety principles

CV SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 15th April at 10:00 AM

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