Project Manager

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Project Manager
Reference: JUN20212570
Expiry date: 12:00, 25 June 2021
Location: Manchester
Salary: £39,396 - £45,962 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including travel pass purchase scheme, access to flexi scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 days leave per year
Duration: until 31 March 2022
Attachments: ProjectManager4U(CommProjProg).pdf

Northern Powerhouse Rail is a transformational rail programme to better connect the key economic areas and cities of the North. Delivered over 30 years and combining new, existing, and already planned lines, the programme will improve east-west connections, offering a radical change in journey times, reliability, frequency and capacity.

Transport for the North, is looking to recruit the following role:

Effective management, and continuous monitoring of the identified initiatives, is a key part of this role. In doing so, the ideal candidate will ensure satisfactory progress and consistent delivery of projects aligned to the agreed funding, outputs and timescales for those projects, whilst working closely with the NPR stakeholder management workstream to proactively manage stakeholder needs and expectations. Additionally, you will need to foster close working relationships with our modelling, business case, and commercial teams to ensure alignment with wider programme objectives. Projects you are likely to manage include developing designs for future infrastructure projects, as well as onsite investigations into ground conditions.

What we’re looking for:
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent or possess an equivalent professional qualification.

You will have demonstrable post qualification experience in successful management of projects and programmes, preferably relating to railway infrastructure. Reporting to the senior project manager, you will have a strong ability to compile clear and concise technical and non-technical reports for a range of political, professional, and lay-person audiences. On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of both in-house and external teams. Proven experience of successful partnership working with a range of third parties as well as maintaining good communication and building/managing relationships with stakeholders is key.

Knowledge and experience in the transport industry is desirable, and as you will be exposed to budget management, you must also possess a level financial awareness and previous knowledge of cost control.

Provisional Interview Date: Friday 2 July 2021

In return, as well as a competitive salary (cost of living award pending), our other benefits include:

- 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
- Access to the local government pension scheme
- Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme
- Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme – allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
- Hybrid working in an agile environment, to suit both personal and business needs

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria.

For further information and to apply, click here.

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion. We have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, which means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage. TfN is also recognised as Disability Confident employer (stage 2), acting as a Disability Confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Project Manager
  • Salary: £39,396 - £45,962
  • Closes: 25 Jun 2021
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