Property Work Stream Lead

Job reference: SYS-9317

Location Birmingham
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Commercial
Salary & Benefits Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Closing Date 14/04/2023
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Property Work Stream Lead

Job reference: SYS-9317

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As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment we are looking to recruit a Property Work Stream Lead on a fulltime permanent basis, based in Birmingham.

You will enable the successful delivery of projects by providing technical expertise/knowledge in their relevant disciplines and support to the wider implementation team. 

What does the job involve?

  • Agreeing the workstream definition and delegated scope with the Project Manager and taking responsibility for delivery of the products and the desired outcomes.
  • To liaise with the Project Manager on projects as required by the Project and business needs.
  • Resolve any user requirements and priority conflicts, through application of subject matter expertise.
  • Delivering the workstream tasks in detail as defined by the project manager, taking responsibility for the progress of the work and use of resources.
  • Initiating corrective actions to assure delivery, when necessary. Working within the constraints laid out by the Project Manager.
  • Review and approve risk and method statements of the 3rd party contractors/suppliers.
  • Review and comment of detailed specifications and technical designs.
  • Required to create specifications and scoping documents. 
  • Managing specific issues and risks relating to the workstream or as directed by the Project Manager.
  • Ensuring that workstream products are delivered to appropriate quality levels (e.g. through adequate review, test, trial etc.), and that signoff and acceptance processes are in place for deliverables.
  • Conduct appropriate transition/handover of products between the project team and BAU.
  • Monitoring and accurately communicating progress to Project Manager against the plan, including position on timescales, costs, risks, issues, dependencies.

What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • The successful candidate will have experience, with a demonstrable track record in successful delivery of infrastructure and M&E enhancements and renewals.
  • Ability to work creatively, within a framework, to provide high quality outcomes. Will need to understand the wider objectives.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple discipline contractors on site.
  • Proven expertise and credibility in the field of construction and M&E.
  • Proven track record of delivery in a design and build environment.
  • Expert knowledge of rail industry and network rail infrastructure
  • Experience within a construction or mechanical/electrical discipline, Site based Experience as a Construction manager/Site Supervisor is also valued/desirable.
  • Ability to train and mentor staff on best practice techniques/principles.
  • Self-motivator able to work alone, engage and inspire difficult challenging stakeholders.
  • Health and Safety Qualification – IOSH desirable, NEBOSH desirable, SMSTS or SSSTS also desirable.
  • Proficient/Experience in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Knowledge of process improvement.

What are the salary and benefits?

  • Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities

Due to the volume of applications, we receive, the advert may close earlier than the published closing date. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ensure no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience, after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.