Director Programme Integration, High Speed & Major Rail Projects

SCS Pay Band 2 – c.£100.000 p.a.
30 Jul 2020
16 Aug 2020
Job Function
Project Director
Contract Type
Full Time

The High Speed & Major Rail Projects Group is at the heart of the Department for Transport, bringing together the leadership of the High Speed 2 programme with four other major rail projects - Crossrail 2, East-West Rail, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Department’s leadership of work at Euston Station. All of these projects bring the opportunities of driving economic growth and productivity and new models of building and planning railways alongside the challenges of keeping major infrastructure projects on track.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to join the senior leadership team of the High Speed & Major Rail Projects Group, bringing top class project experience, commercial and financial skills, along with the leadership to motivate teams and represent the Department’s interests in relationships with partners and delivery bodies at the highest levels. You will lead a team of c.75, accountable for the successful integration of the complex portfolio currently being delivered and planned, as well as working with senior internal stakeholders to support change and improvement across the Directorate.

To fulfil this high-profile and highly challenging requirement, we require an experienced leader who is capable of inspiring, empowering and developing diverse, multi-disciplinary teams. You will be a proven programme leader, ideally with experience gained within an infrastructure environment, able to demonstrate a track record in providing technical and commercial governance across broad and complex portfolios of major projects. The successful candidate will also high standards of communication and engagement, with an ability to build engagement across organisational boundaries and with senior stakeholders across Whitehall and industry.

Closing date for applications is 23.55 on Sunday 16th August 2020.