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).

 

Senior Media Officer – Communications Directorate - permanent

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’re seeking a dynamic and experienced senior media officer to help us tell this story and promote our narrative.

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) represents Britain’s biggest rail companies - Network Rail and passenger and freight operators – and we help them to succeed by delivering better services for their customers, which ultimately benefits taxpayers and the economy.

We’re at the centre of the debate about the railway’s future and we want to have an even bigger voice. You’ll have significant experience of getting organisations heard in the national media, creating the news and responding to it.

You'll join a respected team of expert communicators at an exciting time. We've recently launched a ground-breaking strategic communications campaign and there's more to follow. You'll have the opportunity to work on some of the biggest stories and issues of the day and to develop skills that will take your career to the next level. 

The ideal person will be:
Professionally qualified with a relevant degree or other qualification and with demonstrable experience in media relations within a high profile, politically sensitive environment.

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

  • Dealing directly with senior members of the media and senior spokespersons, including on controversial and politically sensitive issues
  • A thorough understanding of what makes news and how to generate it, including how to write news releases to generate news stories in national, regional and trade media; and how to rebut negative stories
  • At least two years’ experience as a media relations officer or journalist; educated to degree level
  • Evidence of success in devising and implementing communications/media plans and/or campaigns to achieve lobbying objectives and/or to enhance the reputation of organisations or a sector
  • An acquaintance with journalists, including knowledge of their needs and deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to think creatively and write with flair and accuracy
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, and operate in a complex political and stakeholder environment to devise and manage effective communications projects and campaigns
  • Strong influencing and relationship-building skills, including the ability to influence and work sensitively with senior colleagues
  • Ability to juggle workloads and different projects
  • Some knowledge of crisis communications
  • A team player, with the ability to prioritise work in a pressurised environment and meet deadlines

For more information, please visit www.raildeliverygroup.com

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 1st March 2018

 

Project Support Officer for the Modernisation Programme Head – Planning, Engineering and Operations Directorate (18 Month FTC)

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 Project Support Officer who will provide day to day project support for the Modernisation Programme team. They will lead on all administration elements of the project, ensuring that project products are produced to the highest quality, provide regular reporting into the Portfolio Support Office and provide analysis to help define the detailed requirements to support the programmes scope and objectives.      

Therefore, we are looking for a seasoned Project 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 project office 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 large 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 28th February 2018

 

Test Facility Manager – Technology Services Directorate

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 Facility Manager to join their team. This role will offer technical testing on projects and look to compliment business and acceptance testing. The Test Facility Manager will be key to ensuring that the test environments are always up and healthy and contribute to the support infrastructure across projects and BAU work. 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:

HNC, A-level, NVQ, HND level qualifications, plus relevant managerial experience and leadership

experience, OR

Broad relevant vocational experience, acquired through a combination of job-related vocational training and considerable on-the-job experience, demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding and relevant work/roles.

It is essential you can demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Technical test preparation, analysis & execution following agreed requirements and acceptance criteria
  • 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.
  • Good understanding of networking principles, security, firewalls.
    • Networking
    • DNS,
    • Network Security
    • Firewalls
    • HVAC Technology
  • Good knowledge of application tools like SOAPUI, PRTQ, Wireshark, F5 Bip IP, MySQL
  • 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:

  • Certification in Technical Test Analyst or Test Analyst from either International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) / Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB)
  • Good experience of working with and using test management tools and industry tools.
  • Good understanding of networking
  • Experience of testing end to end solutions comprising multiple packaged and bespoke components, and a strong technical development background
  • Good knowledge of rail ticketing technology
  • Display knowledge of or experience in:
    • Networking
    • DNS,
    • Network Security
    • Firewalls
    • Physical Network
    • Power Systems
    • Power Cabling
    • Power Management
    • Network Management
    • System Management
    • Managed Switches
    • HVAC Technology
    • Facility Management
    • Health & Safety
    • UPS System Operation
    • BS7671

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 9th March 2018

 

Test Analyst/Lead – Technology Services 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.

RDG’s Quality Assurance Practice are currently seeking a Test Analyst/Lead to join their team. RDG’s Quality Assurance Practise is looking for a Test Analyst/Lead to join the project team. This role will manage technical and acceptance testing on multiple projects. The successful candidate will have proven experience of testing of end-to-end solutions, estimation, quality assurance and analysis and day to day reporting and defect management. They will also have proven experience testing in both a waterfall and agile environment. The successful candidate will have experience in Test Tools, ALM (or similar) and be familiar with test automation. They will display good understanding of online web and mobile applications.

The ideal person will be:

  • Professionally qualified with a relevant degree/postgraduate Computer Science or Information Technology qualification

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 and E2E Testing. 
  • 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 the activities of team and QA activities of suppliers.
  • Aptitude for complex IT systems and messaging (ITSO etc).
  • Keen understanding of system analysis.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve project deliverables.
  • A good understanding of automation tools (Selenium, useMango etc) and SOAPUI and REST.
  • Keen understanding of static assurance.
  • Be proactive and escalate any delays in testing to project manager and/or Head of QA in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain a good testing knowledge of the relevant systems (online and/or backend), scope and objectives and input into the Service Desk Knowledge base
  • Engage with vendors/suppliers and work collaboratively to ensure that quality of releases and products.

It is also desirable that you can demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Railway ticketing concepts
  • ITSO standards
  • ISTQB principles around analysis and testing.

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 9th March 2018

 

 

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