The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways and the independent monitor of Highways England. ORR protects the interests of rail and road users, improving the safety, value and performance of railways and roads today and in the future.
The planning and enhancements team is part of the Railway Planning and Performance (RPP) directorate and leads on ORR’s activities for rail enhancement programmes and projects, including:
The post-holder will be responsible for monitoring a defined set of Network Rail programmes and projects, and will meet regularly with Network Rail project managers and sponsors to understand the likelihood that Network Rail will deliver the project on time, to budget and to the right quality. This will inform our view on whether Network Rail is on target to deliver its obligations to train operators, passengers and funders. The role will be focussed on programmes, projects and stakeholders in Scotland, but it also mirrors activities done by other members of the team, currently based across out Glasgow, London and York offices. Therefore, close working and co-ordination with the team is essential to ensure a common approach is adopted wherever necessary.
Frequent interaction with other industry stakeholders, including Transport Scotland and train operators is necessary.
Your key responsibilities will be to monitor a defined group of Network Rail enhancement programmes and projects, in the context of the funding settlement and delivery of wider industry outputs such as new rolling stock and new service patterns.
The jobholder will periodically report to an internal project review board (Enhancements Projects Review Group) for the defined programmes and projects.
Specifically the jobholder will:
This description of the job may be subject to review, and is to provide you with guidelines within which you would work. Other duties appropriate to the grade may be assigned from time to time.