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Capital Programme Business Intelligence Manager

Posted: 17 Sep 2021 Closes: 17 Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom GBP 73,665.00 per year;GBP 2,500.00 ;GBP 65,480.00 per year;GBP 3,333.00
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2217464

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take ownership for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service, and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users first? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Brief Description

Develop and drive improved predictability and delivery efficiencies through effective portfolio performance measurement, evaluation and intervention activities. Establishing the controls framework and associated activities for a programme / Portfolio of work whilst complying with company and legislation standards and are compliant with Projects Acceleration in a Controlled Environment (PACE).

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1. Direct functional governance and efficient value-adding services across planning, possession planning, controls and information management. Own the continuous improvement strategy and implementation plan.

2. Direct the Capital Delivery governance reporting outputs providing data visibility against performance measures and enabling portfolio decision making.

3. Deliver challenge to all aspects of project/programme/portfolio performance to determine causes of variance from baselines, enforcing the development and management of any corrective action plans

4. Deliver leadership to the Capital delivery Programme in relation to the effective execution of the Project Control and assurance Lifecycle.

5. Direct the integration of the control services within the capital delivery programme / portfolio reviewing the level of service support is suitable to provide confidence in successful deliverability.

6. Develop and Direct the management of and compliance to the change control process within the geographic area minimising the impact of unplanned changes on cost and schedule.

7. Provide co-ordination and visibility of in-year and future projects within the geographic area setting interface management process with stakeholders to support efficient delivery.

8. Direct the content collation and analysis to support governance meetings and provision of data to support decision making in programmes and projects.

9. Direct the provision of Earned Value as required to meet company standards and provide deliverability indicators for the capital delivery programme

10. Lead functional audits and monitor the mobilisation, completion and actions management of level 2 interventions to support programme governance.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


• Knowledge of Programme & Project Management techniques such as (APM; Prince 2; GRIP; MSP etc.).

• Membership of a relevant professional body with Chartered Status

• Comprehensive understanding of programme and project controls processes and systems

• Relevant experience in the successful management, planning and delivery of major projects.

• Experience in change management and systems deployment.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to undertake structured analysis to problems, engage stakeholders and lead the implementation of business-wide solutions.

• Ability to communicate and influence key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation this should include Customers; 3rd party representatives, other business & functional leaders and key support personnel.

• Demonstrable experience of actively building internal and external network to support delivery.

• Demonstrable experience of partnering across functions and boundaries.

• Demonstrable experience of translating business's goals into clear priorities and responsibilities.

• Demonstrable experience of promoting physical and mental well-being and safety of colleagues and of proactively identifying and acting on key business and/ or safety risks.

• Demonstrable experience of managing interrelated and complex issues across business processes and teams.


• Knowledge of and experience in rail industry processes.

• Knowledge of Project Management techniques.

• Experience in Power BI
How to apply (External)

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 are a Disability Confident Leader employer! We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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

Network Rail Benefits - To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

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.

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. You should be able to demonstrate your personal commitment to safety and awareness of our safety vision.

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).

Salary: starting at £65,480 and increasing to £73,665 per annum.

Closing date: 29th September 2021. 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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