Rail Development Manager

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Rail Development Manager

Grade M SP1-4 £44,483 - £51,507 per annum. Please note it is WYCA policy to recruit at SP1. Closing Date 31 May 2017. Based in Leeds City Centre.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is seeking to strengthen its economic and transport policy team with an experienced rail policy manager to shape the development of new and modern rail policies and infrastructure improvements 

In this first wave of recruitment to the policy team, we are looking for experienced, talented, rail policy professionals to research and propose rail solutions, generate business cases and to deliver projects which are aligned to WYCA’s strategic and business plans.     

We have an exciting programme of rail infrastructure planned, including new stations and supporting national projects such as High Speed Two, Northern Powerhouse Rail and East Coast Mainline. You will shape and lead the production of high quality advice and help drive forward the development of our rail ambitions.   

You will be at the forefront of the rail debate, working with partners with similar goals across the North, between the major cities and also with national government. You will be a senior member of the team responsible for working with partners to shape the policy agenda and influence local, regional and national decision-making.   

You will have experience of working in and/or with the UK rail industry, including having an in-depth knowledge and experience of rail strategy and regulations, investment planning, rail funding and rail scheme development. You will have strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate insights fluently to a range of audiences. You will be comfortable working with senior leaders in the public and private sectors and be flexible to work across changing priorities.    

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.  

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.   

Please submit your application by by 31st May 2017. 

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.  

No Agencies please. 

Candidate information will be retained by WYCA for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.          


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  • Location: Leeds
  • Job Title: Rail Development Manager
  • Salary: £44,483 - £51,507
  • Closed: 31 May 2017

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