Vacancies in rail

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Combined vacancies list
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of each train operator's vacancies. For more positions, you will need to visit their individual websites (links in this document).

Operations & Engineering Scheme Support (part time - 3 or 4 day per week)

London EC1 £ Competitive Salary & Benefits (Part-Time/Permanent).  Employees  are eligible for reduced rate travel. From their first day, employees can apply for a residential (to and from home and work) season ticket, which can be bought for 75% less than the usual price

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy 

The Operations and Engineering team is seeking an energetic hardworking person to provide wide-ranging administrative support to a busy team that supports our Train Company members in running a punctual, reliable, safe and economic railway.

We are looking for both a part time person (3 or 4 days per week).

The post holder needs to be:

  • Exceptionally well organised with the ability to self-manage and prioritise;
  • Possess a flexible attitude and the ability to multi-task;
  • Possess excellent communication skills, particularly written (proven ability to write formal minutes and reports will be highly regarded);
  • Proficient in the use of word, PowerPoint and Outlook and a working knowledge of Excel. 

Principal activities will include:

  • Providing support to the team, including organisation of meetings, the preparation and issuing of agendas and associated papers, taking and issuing of notes, following up actions as required; organising conference calls and working groups, organisation of training courses and conferences.
  • Providing varied administrative support to all Operations, Engineering and Major Projects team members in their activities in the scheme.
  • Maintaining trackers for industry consultations and conferences.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: the Human Resources Manager, RDG, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD. Email responses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for this post is 4th April 2017

 

Project Manager – Technology Services 

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits 

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.   RDG provides a wide range of services around information provision about transport and the rail industry, including timetables, fares, station data and real-time information

We are currently seeking a Technical Project Manager who will report into the Programme Management function within Technology Services.  The role-holder will be expected to be proactive, enthusiastic and work collaboratively to provide guidance and support to both internal and external systems development teams and train companies. They will compose and issue advice to relevant UK rail organisations regarding current and future changes to Standards. 

The ideal person will be: 

An enthusiastic project manager that is seeking career advancement and development in a demanding role with growth potential.  

Prince II Certified and have managed projects up to £250K.  A degree or equivalent would be an advantage but not essential, if backed with appropriate further education and experience. 

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of: 

  • Supplier and commercial management
  • Planning projects and tracking delivery against contractual and project milestones
  • The ability to work within timescales, plans and budgets  
  • Good analytical skills, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker   
  • The ability to work with business and technical teams to understand complex issues in a way which is more easily understood as part of problem solving and risk mitigation
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm  
  • A commitment to and ability to work well as part of a team operating across the organisation  

Smart Ticketing Finance & Planning Analyst

London – Contract

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

The purpose of this role is to support the day-to-day operation of the Smart Ticketing project to ensure that the service is delivered in accordance with the contracted specifications, providing second tier support to end users and suppliers for Incidents and Service Requests.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  1. They must have experience with costings and maintaining budgetary information
  2. Invoice investigation
  3. Report processing for Boards
  4. To assist the Financial operations analyst manager with Audit and year end reconciliations to NAO
  5. They must have exceptional customer service experience and drive.
  6. They must have been exposed to internal and external customers and vendors and be comfortable building and maintaining relationships at all levels
  7. Effective organisational skills with the ability to identify and resolve problems quickly and efficiently and handle multiple tasks
  8. Enthusiasm and initiative to work in a pro-active and independent manner
  9. Effective communicator with an ability to build good working relationships with customers, internal teams and industry suppliers
  10. Excellent written skills with a keen eye for detail
  11. The candidate will be managing customer and vendor queries.
  12. Minute taking

Alongside being able to challenge the successful candidate will be able to manage unusual or complex problems, applying analytical, interpretive and constructive thinking and a high degree of evaluative judgement in order to offer a range of solutions for consideration. Long-term strategic thinking, ability to manage effectively in a matrix structure and excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential. The candidate must have excellent excel experience and be able to run pivot tables and macros.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, RDG, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date for applications is 27th March 2017.

 

Finance Operations Analyst

London – Contract

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

The purpose of the Finance Operations Analyst is to support the day-to-day operation of the Service to ensure that the service is delivered in accordance with the contracted specifications, providing First Line (and some Second Line) support to end users and suppliers.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  1. Provide professional and technical advice and guidance in relation to the service delivered in order to support RSP projects.
  2. Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers, internal departments and Third Party Suppliers.
  3. Compile reports to produce scheduled and ad-hoc reports for internal and external publication ensuring adherence to standards.
  4. Credit control for Warrant accounts
  5. Report processing
  6. Book meeting rooms and raise Purchase orders
  7. Support the Smart Ticketing team with back office tasks
  8. Support the Financial Operations Analyst Manager with day to day and periodic reports

     

Alongside being able to challenge the successful candidate will be able to manage unusual or complex problems, applying analytical, interpretive and constructive thinking and a high degree of evaluative judgement in order to offer a range of solutions for consideration. Long-term strategic thinking, ability to manage effectively in a matrix structure and excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential. The candidate must have excellent excel experience and be able to run pivot tables and macros.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, RDG, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date for applications is 27th March 2017.

Industry HR Partner

London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

Due to retirement, an opportunity has arisen to join our team as the Industry HR Partner.

This role will be responsible for providing HR and other people related services to assist members in cooperating effectively on non-competitive issues of common interest.  The activities in which the post holder engages are very wide, ranging through RDG members’ needs with respect to: Pensions, Industrial Relations, Wellbeing, workforce planning and non-member opportunities and threats and Government led initiatives.  The post holder has no responsibility for HR activity within RDG but may, sometimes, be asked to use their expertise to give advice or help in an investigatory activity.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Acting as Partner to the Rail HR Director Group and, ensuring that RDG work in this space is member driven and fulfils members’ business needs;
  • Leading relevant national projects;
  • Personally, or through a nominee, attending relevant external meetings, programmes, initiatives, for the purposes of securing benefit for RDG member businesses;
  • Gathering input to and providing agreed member responses to changes / proposed changes in relevant EU / GB legislation;
  • Facilitating member information exchange on matters that are non-competitive and are legal to share;
  • Maintaining regular contact with TOC and TOG HR staffs on data exchange and IR issues, providing templated advice as “a common line” for TOCs to use if desired for specific issues and for RDG Directors and Communications team; and
  • Supervising Railway Engineering Graduate Scheme activity and work on industry skills, including line management of the staff associated with these activities.

Close working across the RDG TOC / TOG and NR teams and with its member led, RDG supported groups and Boards is required.

Alongside being able to challenge the successful candidate will be able to manage unusual or complex problems, applying analytical, interpretive and constructive thinking and a high degree of evaluative judgement in order to offer a range of solutions for consideration. Long-term strategic thinking, ability to manage effectively in a matrix structure and excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, RDG, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The closing date for applications is 6th April 2017.

 

 

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