Project Manager

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Contract Types: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 29 September 2019

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: 38 hours per week

Project Manager

Our Mission

Network Rail Consulting is an international rail consultancy, offering unrivalled expertise in getting more out of legacy infrastructure, operating in a closely monitored market and continuously upgrading an active, heavily-used rail system. What makes us different from other consultants is that we have genuine hands-on experience in solving the challenges you face in the real world of operating railways

Given our continuing success in winning new business we are expanding our Melbourne team and seeking to appoint a Project Manager. The opportunity will be available initially until October 2020 with scope to extend beyond that date.

Your role:

Provide project management support across the development and implementation of the Melbourne network development schemes and capacity improvement across Victoria to meet the long-term needs of Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), its users, funders and stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Effectively support the management and delivery of client assignments – making yourself flexible and outcome focussed, with a willingness to complete varied project management and co-ordination tasks as required
  • Managing the overall assignment WBS/PBS, project schedule and budget – including analysis and reporting where necessary
  • Leading or assisting with the set-up and management of new projects in NRC’s ERP (BST) system
  • Writing and reviewing project management documentation and reports
  • Escalating emerging project risks throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Building strong client relationships across client assignments
  • Delivering business outcomes collaboratively with employees in NRC, the wider Network Rail Group and NRC’s partners
  • Undertaking all activities in a safe environment and in accordance with NRC operating procedures

What you will bring to the role;


  • 6+ years’ project management with a demonstrated track record of delivering medium to large sized projects
  • Knowledge of the project lifecycle and project management concepts
  • Developed report writing ability
  • Understanding of working to delivery budgets
  • Attention to detail when listening to stakeholders (from many different disciplines) and capturing their thought processes, actions and progress summaries
  • Ability to follow standards/procedures and ensure your activities are conducted in compliance with relevant administrative, financial and corporate governance requirements
  • Ability to follow internal reporting standards/conventions
  • Strong IT proficiency – including MS Office applications
  • Prior experience of working in the rail sector
  • Prior experience in the delivery of change and compliance projects


  • Degree holder or of graduate calibre intellect.
  • Relevant and Current Project Management qualifications
  • Experience of strategic/business planning

This is an exciting unique opportunity to join an established and rapidly growing global rail consultancy business. NRC offers an international relocation service, competitive salary package, performance related pay, generous leave entitlement, access to further training and embraces flexible working.

Network Rail Consulting 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), or employment status.

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