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Transpennine Route Upgrade - Key Outputs Manager

Do you have drive, enthusiasm and a passion to help take the North further? If yes, then come and be part of our amazing team here at TransPennine Express.

 We are an intercity train company connecting people and communities across our cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland.  Together we will continue to transform rail travel with faster, easier journeys that offer a step change in services with our fleet of new high-tech trains.

 The North is a vibrant place to live and work and here at TransPennine Express our services are helping to keep the country moving.  If you want to be involved in something truly transformative, that will have a lasting impact on how we travel, then please join us and help us to take the North further.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to join the Major Projects Team as Key Outputs Project Manager for Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU).

The TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a major, multi-billion-pound programme of railway improvements which will bring better journeys to passengers travelling across the Pennines between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York. It will deliver transformational change involving a significant number of complex, high value projects delivered by different companies, which come together to deliver benefits for customers in “Key Outputs”. The Key Outputs Project Manager will play a critical role in representing Transpennine Express in defining and scoping the Key Outputs. They will ensure their smooth delivery through successful cross-industry integration. The Key Outputs Project Manager will take a broad overview of Transpennine Express projects and workstreams that deliver or support TRU ensuring Key Output enablers are defined and programme effectively programme managed.

The Key Outputs Project Manager will provide a conduit between TPE and the wider industry, representing TPE at a number of industry forums.  The Key Outputs Project Manager will represent TPE at programme forums, reporting into and out of these forums in accordance with defined governance. They will take responsibility for disseminating actions and ensuring these are completed in a timely manner, supporting with “unblocking” any challenges that prevent this. They will work with project and workstream leads to identify and capture any risks in the delivery of Key Outputs and develop and deliver mitigation plans.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a collaborative, “can-do” nature and be an excellent communicator at all levels, showing diplomacy, tenacity, and an ability to manage upwards to have a positive impact and influence. They will be able to demonstrate a deep and broad knowledge of the discipline of programme/project management navigating complex business change projects, ideally multi-agency. They will be able to show successful experience of enhancing the project management maturity of a large organisation through the application of new processes, systems, team working and training initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the and shape delivery of the TRU Programme, delivering faster, greener more reliable journeys for our customers.  

 If the above sounds like a bit of you, then we'd love to receive your CV and a short cover letter to help us understand why you're the best person for this role please visit FirstGroup Careers.

 What can we offer you?

  • Excellent career prospects.
  • A personal development plan.
  • Fully funded structured training and development*.
  • Competitive salary paid on 4 weekly basis.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Free TransPennine Express rail travel for you and your dependants*.
  • Travel discounts of up to 75% off other train operating companies, plus international rail travel after 1 years' service* for you and your dependants*.
  • Free & Confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any finance, family, health, or wellbeing issues you have. We make sure there's someone on-hand to offer guidance, advice, and useful information for our people when they are experiencing hardship at work or at home.
  • Option to join the Railway Pension Scheme with significant employer contributions.
  • Family friendly maternity and paternity benefits.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 Help take the north further.

Why Work with us?

Our colleagues are from all walks of life with varied personal experiences and career journeys into rail. We want the best people for our roles. We are proud of our region and committed to connecting and reflecting the diverse communities that we serve across the North of England and Scotland. Our values are central to this, especially being ‘Supportive of each other'. As an inclusive employer we value individuals' contributions, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion, or belief.

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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 6LT
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • Closing Date:
    12 June 2023
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