Vacancies in rail

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Combined vacancies list
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of each train operator's vacancies. For more positions, you will need to visit their individual websites (links in this document).

Business Architect

London EC1A - Competitive Salary & Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

We are currently looking for a Business Architect to work within our Technology Services department. The main purpose of this role will be to lead a team of analysts in the development and delivery of RDG’s services and applications in line with the company’s technology policies and principles.

The responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Leading a team of analysts in the delivery of new and upgraded RDG services through the provision of robust and fit for purpose technology services to the rail industry
  • Working with RDG’s Enterprise Architect to ensure new services, and enhancements to existing services, are compliant with RDG’s policies and principles
  • Influencing roadmaps for moving existing services towards the target architecture.
  • Ensuring RDG services, websites and apps are in line with relevant best practice guidelines (e.g. accessibility) and standards.
  • Working with RDG’s Customer Experience Directorate to determine how required business capabilities can and should be delivered by RDG’s services.
  • Building relationships with suppliers, using good communication skills to understand and, where appropriate, challenge the delivery of new and updated services.
  • Working closely with RDG’s Service Delivery Managers to ensure maximum systems availability, reliability and performance.

The Business Architect will need to have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • TOGAF 9.1 or equivalent qualification
  • Significant experience in Business Architecture principles
  • Significant experience of application product management
  • Ability to present challenging or unfamiliar information in a clear, confident manner and draw out and deal with contentious technical issues
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical information to a broad range of staff / customers / stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively, sharing information and building supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including interpersonal communications
  • Process discipline skills in methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma
  • Experience of web development & web administration
  • Experience in the configuration of cloud hosting and Dev Ops practices

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Officer, Rail Delivery Group 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London. EC1A 4HD or email: recruitment@raildeliverygroup.com Full job description available on request.

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2017

 

Scheme Compliance Manager

Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

We now have a vacancy for a Scheme Compliance Manager whose primary purpose is to ensure that Scheme regulations are adhered to. This applies to the activities of not only Rail Staff Travel, but also those of employees and employers, and the TOCs themselves.

Your responsibilities:

  • Act as main liaison point for TOCs and DfT in all aspects of the Scheme Rules
  • Become the department’s Subject Matter Expert for all aspects of the Scheme Rules
  • Manage and process any travel irregularities
  • Promote best practice amongst TOCs in handling travel irregularities
  • Organise and take Minutes at Scheme meetings (secretariat services)
  • Co-ordinate and publish travel restrictions twice a year
  • Co-ordinate and publish travel information for retired employees twice a year
  • Manage Scheme queries from potential new Scheme employers
  • Support adherence to data protection regulation

Your skills:

  • Extensive experience of a similar role
  • Proven ability to build and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to adapt your style according to the audience & situation
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Proactive, can do attitude
  • An understanding of staff expectations within the rail industry
  • Able to work on your own initiative while remaining at heart a team player

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 75% discount National Rail season ticket to/from work, plus leisure travel

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter illustrating your suitability for the role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is 9th June 2017.

Accounts Payable and P2P (Purchase-to-Pay) Clerk

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

The Rail Delivery Group performs a number of vital functions. We are now looking for an experienced and capable Accounts Payable person.

In brief, the areas performed under this role are:

  • purchase ledger input (volume: c. 800 invoices per month)
  • including precise matching to purchase orders
  • guiding users on how best to raise purchase orders (and GRN them) on NetSuite
  • collaboration with users to iron out any purchase order and invoicing discrepancies
  • a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is essential
  • supplier reconciliations
  • staff expense claims processing
  • credit card expense control

We use NetSuite as our finance system (we went live in March 2017). NetSuite is already in use in 40,000 organisations in over 100 countries and has been the fastest growing top 10 financial

The ideal candidate will:

  • have AAT or equivalent
  • have significant vocational experience of performing in payables,
  • demonstrate experience in a fairly complex environment where business expenditure is driven through a formalised purchase to pay process
  • be able to demonstrate their understanding of the ‘3 way’ matching principle (Purchase Order – Goods Receipt – Supplier Invoice)
  • be committed to good customer service
  • enjoy working with non-finance staff to guide them and help them understand the process
  • have experience of working with up-to-date accounting systems (essential), ideally NetSuite. Of course, full training on NetSuite will be given.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, Rail Delivery Group Ltd, 200 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for this post is 2nd June 2017.

RSP Accreditation Analyst

London EC1A, Competitive salary & Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

We are looking for an analyst to accredit each machine that is presented to RSP for accreditation. The post holder needs to review and ensure compliance to RSP Standards for new Ticket Issuing Systems (TIS) designs and modifications to already accredited TIS by:

  • Defining and documenting changes to functional specifications and processes.
  • Analyzing TIS specifications and specifying changes to supplier testing to prove the integrity and conformance of a software release to RSP standards, ensuring consistency with other system changes and minimizing risks to RSP systems.
  • Supporting testing, test planning and change management including reviewing of test material to provide assurance of suitable coverage of business processes and supporting all phases of testing and pilots.
  • Through the use of the internal systems generate and maintain records of testing and issues arising. Produce and issue documentation supporting the accreditation process.
  • Defining changes to processes and procedures ensuring all users are aware of the changes that impact them, reviewing documentation from suppliers for TIS changes & to ensure implemented changes meet RSP’s requirements for probity of settlement and that changes between systems are consistent.
  • Monitoring TIS Suppliers' progress against development plans, accreditation plans and implementation of TIS versions.
  • Reviewing RSP Standards documentation as required.

The postholder should possess the skills to:

  • analyze technical processes, proposals and identify risks, as well as being able to work through business requirements & functional specifications in order to translate these into test cases
  • have an understanding of electronic point of sale (EPOS) systems in a wide area network is desirable, whilst previous experience of various testing environments and configurations would be useful.
  • Systems analysis and design experience in implementing EPOS or financial systems and accrediting system changes against documentation would be an advantage, whilst having the ability to interrogate data using queries or tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel are essential, whilst a working knowledge of other Microsoft office products, html and xml would be desirable.
  • Attention to detail and a positive attitude towards change and innovation, which seeks continuous improvement to processes and documentation, are essential in this role.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to tailor language and the written word according to the audience, and the ability to undertake a number of different activities concurrently and to progress them to plan, are also key requirements.

If you believe you have the qualities and skills we are seeking, please write, enclosing your CV to: Human Resources Manager, Rail Delivery Group Ltd, 200 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for this post is 9th June 2017.

Technical Project Manager – Technology Services (2 positions - x1 Permanent, x1 FTC)

Rail Delivery Group, Central London - Competitive Salary & Benefits

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) exists to enable passenger and freight train operating companies and Network Rail to succeed by delivering better services for their customers – passengers and freight consignors – and thereby bring benefits to taxpayers and the UK economy.

We are currently seeking a Technical Project Manager who will report into the Programme Management function within Technology Services. The role-holder will be expected to be proactive, enthusiastic and work collaboratively to provide guidance and support to both internal and external systems development teams and train companies.

The ideal person will be:

  • An enthusiastic project manager that is seeking career advancement and development in a demanding role with growth potential.
  • Prince II Certified and have managed projects up to £250K. A degree or equivalent would be an advantage but not essential, if backed with appropriate further education and experience.

It is essential you are able to demonstrate experience or competence of:

  • Supplier and commercial management
  • Planning projects and tracking delivery against contractual and project milestones
  • The ability to work within timescales, plans and budgets 
  • Good analytical skills, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker  
  • The ability to work with business and technical teams to understand complex issues in a way which is more easily understood as part of problem solving and risk mitigation
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work with a variety of people and remain calm 
  • A commitment to and ability to work well as part of a team operating across the organisation 
  • Solid presentational skills in terms of leading meetings and reporting progress  
  • Use of Microsoft Office including Project
  • The ability to work independently and prioritise workload
  • Software delivery lifecycle both Agile and Waterfall

If you believe you have the qualities, skills and experience we are seeking, please forward a covering letter, CV and salary expectation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A full job description is available on request.

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