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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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Project Manager – Rail Consultancy

  • Job added:   20 December 2019
  • Salary:   £50000 - £65000/annum
  • Location:   Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • County:   Buckinghamshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211412062
  • Company:   CV-Library
We have an immediate vacancy for a rail-biased consultancy Project Manager to join our top consultancy client, based in a regional office in Milton Keynes.

You will be connected to the hub in the City of London but must be able to comfortably work primarily from Milton Keynes for a period of at leats a couple of years.

This is an opportunity for an established Project Manager with real experience on Rail infrastructure. It is essential that you have worked in rail already and preferably for leading Rail bodies.

About the job:

Your role will be to lead the safe delivery of projects to achieve cost, time and quality objectives within corporate guidelines and to develop appropriate delivery and supply strategies and plans for specific projects.

You will manage key aspects of the project plan comprising designated work packages or projects, including the identification of gaps, conducting reviews and putting actions in place to ensure the programmes deliver on cost, to time and to the required standard.You will undertake aspects of project delivery as identified in project plans and as allocated by the Project Director.

Your responsibilities will be focused on coordinating people and actions, creating reports and attending update meetings. You will also develop relationships with clients and your team which will allow you to identify risks and opportunities through your networks.

You will be responsible for tracking and administration in the form of action plans, reports, emails, Microsoft Projects and other business critical tasks.

The projects we deliver can have a complicated structures and demanding work schedules so you must be willing to put in the extra effort needed to reach mile stones and bring projects in on budget and within its predicted completion date. That said we are a supportive team who understand the challenges of the role and who allow flexible working and open communication to get things done.

About us

The Cost and Management Services Infrastructure team has a good reputation as specialist consultants in the disciplines of Commercial management, Project Management Consultancy and Project Management Office (PMO) services.

The team has a record of delivering innovative solutions for leading edge projects within the UK and to a certain extent internationally.

Your experience will include:

·An excellent understanding of the principles of effective project and programme management.

·You will an established PM with real experience in project/programme management within the built environment.

·Experience of management on construction contracts including the use of NEC3 and conducting site monitoring and contractor management.

·You will need experience of rail related project experience that includes the management of rail related disciplines including OLE, Signals, Track and Civils. Ideally with both Contractor and Consultant experience.

·Direct experience in developing Business Cases and Infrastructure Asset Management Plans.


• Relevant successful experience in project management

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Detailed knowledge of Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations

• General knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations

• Team leader capable of motivating the team

• Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge

• Accident Investigation experience

What’s in it for you?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving infrastructure project management division and work in true collaboration with colleagues, customers and clients.

As well as a generous basic salary, this company also offer 25 day’s holiday, matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts

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