Assistant Development Manager

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Assistant Development Manager

Ref: IRC2185266

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Manchester, GB

Department Name

System Operator

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From Crossrail – Europe’s largest civil engineering project – to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we’re involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

System Operator is a distinct but connected part of the company passionate about capacity. We shape tomorrow’s railway to meet future needs of the rail industry. By understanding what the future requirements of the railway are and planning the long term capability of the network promoting the efficient use of network capacity we improve the railway for the millions of people who use it every single day.

The Northern Powerhouse Rail Programme Biggest rail programme after HS2. NRP will link the 6 major northern cities (Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, hull & Newcastle) with frequent fast trains. Your work will assist in crafting new or upgrading existing rail routes. By combining analysis and project management to assist us with capacity planning.

Brief Description

To help us enable a better service for our passengers we are often recruiting senior capacity analysts that help us develop project or integration programme plans in the efficient and reliable way.

By applying you are registering your interest to join our talent pool. This allows us to pre-screen your application ready for a face to face interview when a suitable role becomes available.

We have opportunities in York, Manchester & Birmingham. When you apply please let us know what location works best for you.

About the role (External)


  • Supporting the Senior Programme Development Manager in managing relationships with internal and external partners, including building presentations, writing reports and providing other briefings
  • Collaborating with the NPR Team to influence key decisions using analytical evidence
  • Delivering high quality concept train plans, including capacity and performance analysis, which incorporate customer and industry needs
  • Consistently deliver commitments to time, cost and quality


  • Good partner and customer relationship management skills, with experience of building and influencing effective multi-functional, working relationships, to improve the railway network
  • Good knowledge of the infrastructure and train service issues which influence capacity and how it is used
  • Experience in capacity/performance analysis methods, tools and techniques.
  • Ability to build good working relationships, influence and communicate with people of al levels including presentations and briefings
  • Ability to write coherently, combining analysis technical information into a concise output that can be easily understood by clients and partners
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, including the identification of conclusions and recommendations
  • Understanding of programme management methodologies, principles and tools

How to apply (External)

Network Rail encourages applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other relevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised. If your current salary is above the maximum shown you will transfer into the new role on your current base pay.

This vacancy is a band 4B, £32,256 – £36,288

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