Business Development Manager/PM

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6 months
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Job Title - Business Development Manager

Location - Milton Keynes - working from home for the foreseeable

Rates - £395.43 LTD/Umbrella £345.26 PAYE

Length - 6 months - extension possible

In Scope of IR35

About the role/project:

Network Rail are looking for Business Development Manager to come in and join the team based in Milton Keynes. Ideally, we are looking for someone with a sales background but understand the railway. The team currently has a range of great Engineers and Project Managers however they require an experienced BDM with outstanding Stakeholder engagement skills. You will be responsible managing the stakeholders on current projects but also looking for potential opportunities for the team to build.

Must have excellent written and oral English skills.

What you will do:

  • Provide a professional, first class, consistent and effective project management service to the clients, including project monitoring and reporting systems in accordance with Railway Group, Network Rail company standards and guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of supply strategies and framework contracts.
  • Provide detailed input for compilation of the business plan and production of the possessions plan.
  • Control project change, risks and contingency within the project life cycle and provide all cost, contingency and programme details to enable the Sponsor to obtain authorisation for portfolios/projects.
  • Comply with the Investment Competence Framework.

Your experience will include:


  • Relevant successful experience in project management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team leader capable of motivating the team
  • Commercial and financial understanding and knowledge
  • Accident Investigation experience


  • Membership of the Association for Project Management or other professional body
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • A degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of investment processes and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of project and contract management

What you'll get in return

Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client - Network Rail

Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

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.