Director General for Rail Infrastructure - Flexible Working Available

Birmingham, West Midlands
18 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Full Time
Contract Type


Are you a highly-experienced and inspirational leader with a proven track record of leading a wide range of large and high value capital projects in a complex stakeholder environment?

Transport is at the heart of the Government’s plans for an infrastructure revolution. The Department for Transport is leading on the development and delivery of the many of the largest and most high-profile capital projects in Government including HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and an ambitious programme of national road improvements across the country.
Leading a rapidly growing team of 160 and working closely with Network Rail and other delivery partners, you will be responsible for a portfolio of rail projects including the Transpennine Route Upgrade, East West Rail and Northern Powerhouse Rail. You will also lead the Government’s work to create an Integrated Rail plan for future investment in the North and Midlands.

You will play a key role in shaping the future of the railway in the UK and in levelling up the economy to deliver jobs and growth across the country.

We are committed to ensuring the Department is a high performing and inclusive organisation and we expect our senior leaders to role model and drive forward our diversity and inclusion strategy and our values of Confidence, Excellence and Teamwork.

If you are a highly motivated and inspirational leader who matches our values and who has a strong track record of leading project delivery in a large and complex organisation and are excited by this unique opportunity, to find out more, please download the candidate pack via the link below.

Job description

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"Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options,
- flexible working,
- good career development opportunities,
- a variety of career paths,
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance."

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Full details can be found in the candidate information pack. If you are unable to access the candidate pack via the link below you can request a copy by emailing

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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