Senior Specification Manager

Senior Specification Manager - Duration 12 months - Rate c£670/day - WFH / Leeds, London, Birmingham.
Key Words / Skills: Rail, Network Rail, Specification Manager, FINANCIAL, DFT, BPSS.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side DFT to recruit a Senior Specification Manager to work on a 12 month contract. WFH with office attendance at Leeds, London or Birmingham.
As a Senior Specification Manager your duties and responsibilities will include:
The post holder will sit within the Rail Franchising and support the Lead Specification Manager, identifying what the government wishes the franchise to deliver which is affordable, within government policy, takes account of stakeholder aspirations and is possible to take to market. He/she will help to ensure that these requirements are clearly stated, and are fully incorporated into the ultimate contract.
The franchise team is led by a Project Director and comprises of 8 team members including commercial and project managers.
Duties and responsibilities
Key responsibilities:
Understanding the franchise itself including;
Key operational and financial characteristics of the franchise business
Drivers of demand or growth
The links between specification and subsidy/premium
Key stakeholder requirements for the franchise;

Proactively managing external technical advisers who are engaged to provide operational, commercial and economic advice;

Developing and maintaining the business case for the franchise;

Deriving the overall delivery proposition for the franchise, based on evidence and within existing government policy;

Clearly articulating, internally and externally, what it is that government wants the franchise to deliver;

Producing the specification and priced options sections of the ITT;

Working with the franchising team to maintain relationships with bidders to ensure that all bids received have the best chance to meet the defined requirements including delivering excellent value form money.

Person specification
Financial, commercial and operational characteristics of the UK rail industry;
Procurement of complex service delivery through contractual relationships in an environment with strong customer focus;
Economic and financial appraisal;
Engaging and working constructively with a range of external stakeholders.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate significant experience in the following areas:
Financial, commercial and operational characteristics of the UK rail industry and in particular of passenger rail franchises;
Procurement of complex service delivery through contractual relationships;
Economic and financial appraisal;
Managing external expert advisers;
Engaging and working constructively with a range of external stakeholders;
Management and Leadership of others.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.