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Do you enjoy working in a fast paced and exciting environment? Would the opportunity to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including Ministers, industry, passenger representative groups, and the public to deliver on challenging and significantly large projects worth billions of pounds motivate you?

From making wifi available on trains, to procuring and managing franchises worth billions of pounds, to overseeing large scale, infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and Thameslink. Being a part of Rail Group will mean you will be part of major improvements to rail travel for future generations.

We are looking for people who are flexible, can work autonomously and deliver quality work to tight deadlines in a variety of continually evolving policy and project areas.The scope is immense and the opportunity to influence policy, project delivery and commercial contracts is what makes a job in Rail Group a challenging and rewarding experience – and you don’t have to be interested in trains!

These are diverse and challenging roles which will suit motivated team players who are able to quickly get to grips with strategy and policy in relation to an area of transport policy. You will need sound analytical judgment and experience of working closely with and influencing a range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve your objectives. You will be required to work as part of a team and use your policy knowledge to produce evidence based solutions to improve the passenger experience.

Depending on the role, you will have the opportunity to provide team leadership and:

  • Take on responsibility for substantial work streams and manage small teams to deliver ministerial priorities;
  • Build experience of developing policy and strategy on complex and challenging policy issues;
  • Brief and work with Ministers and senior management on complex and sometimes technical issues using robust evidence-based advice;
  • Lead effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including Department of Transport colleagues, industry, other Government Departments, NGOs, the Department’s legal, analytical and commercial advisers to enable robust assessment of and advice on policies and strategies;
  • Represent the Department at external stakeholder meetings;
  • Contribute to the Department’s preparations for the UK’s negotiations for withdrawal from the European Union, where appropriate.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Thursday 28th September 2017