Infrastructure Development Lead

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Infrastructure Development Lead
Reference: NOV20225800
Expiry date: 12:00, Tue, 13th Dec 2022
Location: Manchester
Salary: £50,375 - £58,450 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays. 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
Attachments: InfrastructureDevelopmentLead5U(Tech)-Nov22.pdf

TfN is looking to recruit the following role:
Infrastructure Development Lead in TfN’s Strategic Rail, Investment Planning team.

Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is a major strategic rail programme, designed to transform connectivity between the key economic centres of the North. The programme promises radical changes in service patterns and target journey times. Northern Powerhouse Rail would link the North’s six main cities and Manchester Airport, as well as other significant economic centres.

The Infrastructure Development Lead will act as an intelligent client for TfN’s role as Co-Sponsor in support of the NPR/IRP programme, ensuring that the design and development of the NPR programme meets the needs of TfN’s partners, various stakeholders and the strategic aims of the Strategic Transport Plan. In the role you will help ensure TfN meets it’s co-sponsorship objectives and identify opportunities to integrate to other major rail programmes, backed with the rigor of technical knowledge and research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring partner and stakeholder engagement across multi discipline programmes of work, influencing continuous improvement and implementing an appropriate toolkit to manage actions, risks and decisions.

What we’re looking for:
The successful candidate will have proven experience in the technical development and delivery of major rail infrastructure programmes. You will possess previous experience of working in partnership with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and other national agencies to deliver similar programmes or studies.

With proven experience of successful transport investment and policy development and implementation; you will also possess the ability to influence and persuade governance bodies, stakeholders, partners, clients and suppliers to understand the aims, objectives and requirements of the Partnership.

Provisional Interview Date: 21 December 2022

In return, as well as a competitive salary, 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

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

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.

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.

For further information and to apply, click here.

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.


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  • Job Title: Infrastructure Development Lead
  • Salary: £50,375 - £58,450
  • Closed: 13 Dec 2022

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