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Network Rail
Salary: Milton Keynes
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We’re investing £38bn in the railway by 2019 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.

The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group encompasses asset management, engineering, safety, health and wellness, and sustainable development, together with our key national change programmes including business critical rules, level crossing risk reduction, risk based maintenance and safety culture change.

Designed to reinforce the reality that safety is critical for every element of what we do, the STE Group delivers a ‘Centre of Expertise' combining high quality safety, technical and engineering leadership to the business. With elements from Network Operations and Infrastructure Projects, it also provides a much clearer interface for the Routes.

Our key accountabilities are:

· Innovate – Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway

· Lead – Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders on safety, environmental, sustainability, technical and engineering concerns

· Assure – Assure Network Rail engineering assets by governing standards and frameworks and measuring our compliance against them

· Grow – Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our leadership capability across STE by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and use management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement

Brief Description

To act as the primary interface between the business and the Business Systems Owner for delivery of appropriate analysis for the project lifecycle. To provide the definition of solutions that aligns with business direction on multiple work-streams and align to asset management ISO 55000 (IT systems). Intentionally, independent of any supplier that may be called upon to deliver the solution.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

· Specify the information flow and data structures that will meet the functional and non-functional requirements behind a business problem or opportunity that may require an IT solution. Analyse options and provide an unambiguous, complete and consistent requirements specification that conforms to standards.

· Liaise with appropriate business and IT representatives to shape recommended solutions that are consistent with business needs, technical architecture, support infrastructure, policies and standards.

· Assist in the production of high-level project plans and identify, assess and escalate risks and issues, as appropriate.

· Research links and integration to existing IT systems, projects and related business initiatives to optimise efficient use of company resources.

· Work closely with Systems Process Analysts to align with business processes.

· Be involved in lessons learned exercises, as required.

Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications:


· Significant business analysis experience in an IT related environment.

· Thorough and up to date understanding of IT consultancy approaches, tools and techniques.

· Strong analytical thinker.

· Business process and data modelling experience.

· Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.


· Diploma in Business Analysis.

· Good understanding of the GB railway industry.

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes 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 irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £32,256 - £36,288.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 06-07-2018. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

Interviews will be taking place on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st July.

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