Deputy Head of Rail Systems – Track & Electrification in North West, United Kingdom

Deputy Head of Rail Systems – Track & Electrification

Location: North West of England

About Amey

Work with Amey on the UK’s most exciting rail project!

TRU is a once-in-a-generation rail upgrade programme to deliver faster, longer, more frequent and more reliable rail services across the north of England, from Newcastle, Hull and York towards Manchester and Liverpool via Leeds. By connecting the major cities of the North with an enhanced, more reliable service, it has the potential to impact the lives of thousands of passengers and support economic growth across the whole of the north of England.

Amey, in partnership with Arup, BAM and Network Rail is upgrading the route between Manchester and Leeds, which includes civils, track, railway systems and electrification. The opportunity to use modern digital signalling and train control also means we can lay the foundation for the Digital Railway.

Working with Amey on TRU is essential for anyone serious about a career in rail. You will be pioneering new techniques, using the latest technology and helping us set new standards for collaborative working.

Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition, you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.

What is the purpose of this role?

The Deputy Head of Rail Systems on the TRU West Alliance is accountable for delivering all Track and Electrification works on TRU West Alliance safely in accordance with legislation, Amey Procedures and Transpire Procedures to contract specification and programme, while building and sustaining long term customer relationships.

What will this role involve?

You will:

  • Be accountable for the GRIP 3-8 Delivery of all Track and Electrification works on the TRU West Alliance.
  • Manage all decisions based on a best for project/programme basis in line with the Project Alliance Agreement (Alliance contract).
  • Effectively lead and line manage the TRU West functional team (including other Alliance Participant staff and supply chain staff in this functional team).
  • Agree with the Project Leads and Project Directors on T&E resources (Staff, Labour, plant, materials, subcontracts) required for delivery on the TRU West Projects and manage the effective provision of these resources to the Projects.
  • Deliver all T&E commitments made to Projects in line will project baselines including requirements, budgets, schedule and performance metrics.
  • Develop the overall procurement strategy for all Rail Systems works on the TRU West Alliance, awarding alliance wide contracts and ongoing management of these contracts.
  • Manage all T&E suppliers on the TRU West Alliance.
  • Collaborate with Project Leads to ensure collective delivery through sharing of key resources and best practice.
  • Review and approve the T&E element of all Estimates and Section Proposals, ready for Head of T&E and Account Director review.
  • Provide a consistent delivery approach for T&E across all Projects.
  • Promote continuous improvement for T&E across all projects.
  • Identify training needs in safety, technical and management areas for the personnel reporting to the post holder and contribute to their personal development.
  • Manage stakeholders and ensure T&E functions meet their needs where possible.

What are we looking for?

  • Chartership to relevant professional body.
  • Advanced Project/Programme Management qualifications.
  • Educated to degree level or higher in a relevant area.
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area.
  • Personal Track Safety.
  • NEBOSH Certificate.
  • Experience in the rail sector and particular Rail Systems (track, overhead line, power and distribution and lines side civils).
  • Effective communication skills with both internal & external stakeholders at all decision-making levels.
  • Experience in negotiating and managing deliverables from third party suppliers as part of a project deliverable.
  • Experience in producing regular written project reports showing clear status updates.
  • Awareness of industry issues.

Please click the 'Apply' button to complete your application on the Amey website.

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