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Business Planning Analyst– Business Change Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are currently seeking a Business Planning Analyst who will support the annual business planning process as well as the implementation and tracking of key company metrics and KPIs. This role supports the Strategic Planning and Assurance team in providing analysis and interpretation of performance against the business plan and how this effects the industry and trends as a result.

Therefore, we are looking for a seasoned, professionally qualified, disciplined and passionate individual with proven experience in creating a framework to successfully report against company performance in line with its business planning processes. The role requires the individual to be a proficient user of analysis tools and an advanced excel user with experience of building models and simulations.

The ideal person will be:

Professionally qualified with a relevant MS Access, VBA/SQL or relevant reporting or business planning experience. A degree level qualification involving data analysis would be desirable but not necessary.

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

  • Producing reports and analysis of business plan delivery to help inform business decisions
  • Collating and analysing performance metrics
  • Creating forecasts for longer term planning
  • Providing input for change controls in a timely fashion
  • Developing analysis, simulation models and reporting based on a variety of data sources
  • Undertaking detailed analysis and document detailed recommendations in a clear, concise and structured way
  • Independently and in collaboration with team members, undertake data analysis and reporting on cross-business requirements
  • Working with other teams to monitor and analyse industry strategies
  • Feeding into the business planning process evolution and continuous improvement
  • Support the business planning platform development and maintenance to maximise performance and efficiencies

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is Dec 31st, 2018

 

Policy Advisor (Policy Directorate)

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Policy Advisor within the Policy Directorate to develop and contribute to policy positions for the Rail Delivery Group.

This role will work across and support multiple areas of policy for the Rail Delivery Group to enable our members to succeed in delivering a successful railway.  This role requires an individual who can provide policy analysis and thought leadership for multiple stakeholders. The role supports the strategic objectives of the Policy Directorate and as such, supports the shape of the future railway and how it is organised to enable effective delivery. 

The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive support of RDG workstreams and activities relating to station strategy, freight policy and passenger services.  This contributes to the objectives, outputs and value we provide to RDG members.

The role will provide policy analysis and will report to the Head of Policy (Freight and Stations).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide effective policy support and contribute to the delivery of policy projects by developing an understanding of all policy areas and gaining expertise within specific topics.
  2. Support the creation of compelling policy positions and briefings to influence and enable member and stakeholder decision making.
  3. Support Policy Directorate activities by: 
  • Understanding how the work of the policy team fits in with other RDG portfolios
  • Build enduring relationships with RDG members including passenger and freight members, Network Rail and HS2
  • Support the implementation of RDG conferences, projects, plans and initiatives 
  • Research and appoint consultancies for research
  • Provide a wide range of administrative duties e.g. coordinating meetings, preparation of papers taking minutes and following actions through to completion 
  • Attending and contributing to meetings with members, officials and stakeholders 
  • Attending relevant conferences and seminars and sharing information with the team 
  • Support a strong culture of professional excellence in the Policy Directorate

Desired Skills and Experience

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously in their specific areas using their initiative with minimal supervision. In other areas, the post holder will take ownership of responsibilities that are directed and liaise with other Policy Team members.  Due to the changing priorities and variety of situations which they may encounter within this role, the post holder has the flexibility and versatility to contribute to a number of work areas. They will be expected to provide advice and support on matters within the context of their area of specialism and will exercise initiative and judgement gained from their knowledge of the subject to resolve challenges.

We are seeking a person who has a background in policy or a related discipline, Knowledge of the rail industry is desirable, but not essential.

Please forward a covering letter to include salary expectations and current CV.

The closing date for applications is 26th December 2018.

 

Test Lead/Manager

Rail Delivery Group, Central London – Permanent, Competitive Salary and Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

RDG’s Quality Assurance Practice are currently seeking a Test Lead/Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. This role will offer technical test management on projects as well as manage and conduct business and acceptance testing. The Test Manager will be key to managing quality assurance and associated testing activities for projects, relevant reporting and defect management with collaborative supplier management. We are looking for someone with the zest to learn and collaborate with the broader teams and industry. The successful candidate will bring to the table a good mind for quality assurance and have an eye for detail.

The ideal person will be:

Professionally qualified with a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering and or relevant Computer Science or Information Technology qualification and/or an ISTQB or similar certification in Foundation and Agile.

It is essential you can demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Produce and maintain test plans across the lifecycle of the project for all aspects of Acceptance Testing. 
  • Where appropriate assist with developing internal test practices across the organisation and ensuring delivery of testing services that complies to the organisational quality assurance policy, practices and test strategy.
  • Test Estimation to ensure that the effort for testing on projects is correctly captured and tracked.
  • Development and maintenance of Customer Acceptance Test objectives matrices through the project and successful baselining as part of project closure.
  • Definition of Acceptance Test criteria and working with Business Stakeholders to sign off user test requirements and test acceptance criteria.
  • Day to day management of tasks within project QA team and managing delivery of test deliverables on behalf of the team.
  • Be proactive and escalate any delays in testing to project manager and/or Head of QA in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and an ability to focus on quality of work
  • Possess good analytical skills, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker
  • Good knowledge of a broad range of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm
  • Detail orientated that is always reflected in documentation
  • Proactively engaging with team members, open and transparent approach and an enthusiastic team player

Desirable qualities for the candidate are:

  • Experience with Automation Tools – Selenium, SOAP UI, REST
  • Experience with test management Tools – HP Quality Centre, JIRA, Microsoft TFS, Selenium Open Source
  • Demonstrable experience of ITSO
  • Demonstrable experience in Rail industry and associated concepts
  • Demonstrable experience with costing and support contracts
  • Experience with analysis of requirements and creating and tracking requirement coverage
  • Experience of rail industry practices and processes
  • Experience of working with 3rd Party Suppliers and Vendors
  • Holds self & others accountable for achieving results that embody principles of diversity and RDG’s values
  • Experience of implementing process improvement across the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Pro-actively initiates, develops and maintains effective working relationships with team members
  • Demonstrable ability to co-operate with a variety of people and achieve results
  • Educated to Bachelor's Degree level with an Information Technology-related concentration.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for picking up knowledge and working on a steep learning curve
  • Demonstrable experience of managing large test programs, covering multiple parallel streams of work, to successful conclusions

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 19th December 2018.

 

Junior Data Engineer – Customer Experience Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

Our real-time systems and other information systems power message boards, journey planners and other apps, and rail reservation systems. Our financial systems gather all sales transactions and re-distribute revenues.

We are currently seeking a Junior Data Engineer who will work with Architecture, extending their role to support our Insights and Analytics, and Customer Information functions. The successful candidate will be supported by senior members of the Architecture function including coding standards, peer review and other activities to help with their professional development in this area.

This role will not have budget or line management responsibility.

The ideal person will:

Possess degree or other qualification in the subject area for this role (ideally Computer Science or similar), plus formal training, and adequate experience in similar roles.

OR:

A year or more of vocational experience, demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding roles, and the acquisition of appropriate specialist technological knowledge.

ALSO:

The junior data engineer will be a quick learner with a keen interest in being part of an organisation that is central to a major national industry, providing information to every rail traveller, and supporting the service providers, both Network Rail, Train Operators and Central Government with financial and other key information services.

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

  • AWS Redshift data warehouse, including table design and creation, security, performance tuning etc.
  • Building, monitoring and maintaining batch and real-time data pipelines using SQL, Python and AWS services e.g. Data Pipeline, Lambda and Kinesis.
  • Some experience with large-scale real-time information environments.
  • Data lake design, probably using tools such as S3 and Spark.
  • Assisting in the design and build of an API platform, possibly using MuleSoft and/or AWS API Gateway.
  • Working with data scientists to build, productionise and maintain machine learning models.
  • Proof of Concept activities and Agile.
  • Helping categorise and catalogue diverse data sets and an understanding of master data management.
  • Working with architects and an appreciation of formal design processes

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 18 January 2019.

 

Programme Support Officer for the National Task Force, Delivery Manager – Planning, Engineering and Operations Directorate

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary and Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are currently seeking a Programme Support Officer who will provide day to day project support for the National Task Force (NTF*). They will lead on all administration elements of the project, ensuring that project products are produced to the highest quality, provide regular reporting and provide analysis to help define the detailed requirements to support the Industry Performance Plan (IPP).

*The NTF brings together passenger and freight operators, Network Rail, the Office of Rail Regulation and the Department for Transport at Director and Managing Director level.  It is the cross-industry body that leads and sponsors activity to improve train service punctuality – rail customers highest consistent priority.  There are three national themes to the work:  Better Timetables – having the right plans; - Better Assets – having the capability to deliver the plans and Better Operations – the daily execution of the plan and all need attention.

We are looking for a seasoned Project / Programme Support Officer who is disciplined and passionate about delivery in a challenging environment, with a proven experience in customer centered delivery to create successful outcomes. The role requires a smart, creative and highly organised individual that has demonstrated that they can work in a programme environment, is hands on when necessary to get things done.

The ideal person will be:

Educated to Degree/HNC/HND level (desired) with a relevant experience of working on projects and programmes of work.

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

  • Experience of working in a project office environment
  • Understanding of the project office management process in a PRINCE2 (or similar) environment
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Project, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive and/or SharePoint
  • A good aptitude for analytical and problem solving, with good analysis and documentation skills
  • High standard of written English (spelling, grammar and ability to summarise information)
  • Decision making ability as well as the ability to effectively plan in both the short and medium term.
  • Recommend and implement solutions and remedial actions for project issue resolution.
  • Develop, review and implement project procedures, standards and controls.
  • Manage processes for project change management
  • Excellent communicator both orally and in writing
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a team player
  • Ability to work proactively and independently
  • Good attention to detail,
  • Documentation management and quality assurance skills

It is essential that the post holder can operate with, and have the confidence and buy-in of, the senior management of the Organisation.  The post requires strong interpersonal skills in order that the post holder can motivate, negotiate, influence and build strong relationships with all levels of staff internally within the Organisation.

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full job description is available on request.

The closing date for applications is 4th January 2019

RSP Accreditation Analyst

London EC1A, Competitive salary & Benefits

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. Britain’s railway is increasingly important in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. The combination of public and private investment going into the railway is set to boost the UK’s economy by almost £85bn, benefiting every region of Britain.  The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run our railway into a single team with one goal - to deliver a better railway for you and your community.

We are looking for an analyst to accredit each machine that is presented to RSP for accreditation.   The post holder needs to review and ensure compliance to RSP Standards for new Ticket Issuing Systems (TIS) designs and modifications to already accredited TIS by:

  • Defining and documenting changes to functional specifications and processes.
  • Analyzing TIS specifications and specifying changes to supplier testing to prove the integrity and conformance of a software release to RSP standards, ensuring consistency with other system changes and minimizing risks to RSP systems.
  • Supporting testing, test planning and change management including reviewing of test material to provide assurance of suitable coverage of business processes and supporting all phases of testing and pilots.
  • Through the use of the internal systems generate and maintain records of testing and issues arising. Produce and issue documentation supporting the accreditation process.
  • Defining changes to processes and procedures ensuring all users are aware of the changes that impact them, reviewing documentation from suppliers for TIS changes & to ensure implemented changes meet RSP’s requirements for probity of settlement and that changes between systems are consistent.
  • Monitoring TIS Suppliers' progress against development plans, accreditation plans and implementation of TIS versions.
  • Reviewing RSP Standards documentation as required 

The postholder should possess the skills to:

  • analyze technical processes, proposals and identify risks, as well as being able to work through business requirements & functional specifications in order to translate these into test cases
  • have an understanding of electronic point of sale (EPOS) systems in a wide area network is desirable, whilst previous experience of various testing environments and configurations would be useful.
  • Systems analysis and design experience in implementing EPOS or financial systems and accrediting system changes against documentation would be an advantage, whilst having the ability to interrogate data using queries or tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel are essential, whilst a working knowledge of other Microsoft office products, html and xml would be desirable.
  • Attention to detail and a positive attitude towards change and innovation, which seeks continuous improvement to processes and documentation, are essential in this role.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to tailor language and the written word according to the audience, and the ability to undertake a number of different activities concurrently and to progress them to plan, are also key requirements.

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

Closing date for this post is:  the 04th January 2019

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