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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Programme Manager - Rail / Construction / Civil

  • Job added:   25 February 2021
  • Location:   Birmingham, West Midlands
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213245117
  • Company:   CV-Library
Programme Manager - Rail / Construction / Civil

West Midlands

Competitive salary + Extensive company benefits

Are you an aspiring Programme Manager from the Rail industry looking to play a direct role in the success of some of the UKs largest rail projects?

Do you want to operate outside a typically corporate, highly bureaucratic structure, and be part of an agile, dynamic team that has made a success of innovating and looks to challenge the status quo?

This role would suit a Programme Manager from a Rail or Civil background looking for a senior role where you will be responsible for providing insight and leadership to help the operations team to establish effective ways of delivering multi-million-pound projects.

This consultancy has been established for over 10 years and have worked with a wide range of projects boasting some of the largest rail infrastructure projects across the UK helping local authorities, private companies, and government with future strategies through to delivering state of the art projects.

This role would suit a Programme Manager with experience of project management control systems and GRIP (the railway project governance process) who wants to engage with multiple projects. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of tracking, reporting and analysis frameworks and controls to support effective project management and resource planning through to day-to-day management.

This is the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary teams and take a lead on strategic planning across all activities on some of the UKs largest infrastructure and Rail projects.

The role:

* Responsible for producing the programme plan that captures detailed activity plans for all contracts highlighting key deliverables and resource requirements to successfully deliver the works as agreed and satisfy contractual obligations
* Monitor & report progress against milestones, benefits and success criteria acting as a key point of contact for project communications and engagement with the wider business
* Leading regular site meetings with professionals, including quantity surveyors, building services engineers, foremen, subcontractors, and the client who have commissioned the building

The person:

* Experience managing multi-disciplinary projects e.g.: new stations, footbridges, freight depots, car parks, feasibility studies, ideally in the Rail environment including a sound understanding of civil, and structures projects.
* Rail or Engineering or Construction background
* P&L responsibility
* Contractor experience as well as client experience

Programme Manager, Rail, Project Manager, technical, NEC, Civil, Utilities, Telecoms, Fibre, Network, telecommunications, Civil, engineering, West Midlands.

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