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Rail - Handover Lead - London

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    £1 - £2 per annum + Travel Card, Pension Scheme, Health, Benefits

  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


There is a requirement for x4 Handover Leads on the Crossrail project in London on a fixed-term contract for at least a year.

Role Brief:

  • To support in delivering and expediting the successful Handover of the Element to the Infrastructure Managers (IMs), through collaboration with the CRL Project Team, the representatives of the IMs, the wider Handover team and the wider CRL Team.
  • An Element is defined as an asset which is part of the Railway as a whole. An Element may be a station, shaft, portal, or route (railway).
  • Delivers the successful Handover of the Element and its systems to the Infrastructure Managers (IMs).
  • Supports the development of functional strategies, processes, tools and procedures affiliated with Handover.
  • Is responsible for the Element Handover Execution Plan and Element Handover Completion Report.
  • Be the single point of contact for Handover of the individual Element, and to nurture the relationships within that project team.
  • To guide the Project Manager and their team on the path to a successful Handover of the station and its systems.
  • To monitor and report progress towards Handover, highlighting concerns and possible solutions to the Handover Manager. To complete the periodic Handover Dashboard for the Element as a priority.
  • Create, manage and lead project level working groups, in conjunction with the IMs.
  • Deliver key objective/s and KPIs rolled out to the CRL project delivery teams.
  • Provide clarity and communication to the project delivery teams on the Handover Strategy and Plan and Handover Procedure along with any other Handover processes with the Delivery projects.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the delivery of railway station mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) systems and detailed knowledge of the processes involved in completing and handing over such buildings to a nominated client/manager.
  • Knowledge of LU, RfL and/or NR environment and relevant processes and procedures. A good understanding of Assurance in a rail environment is desirable (e.g. LU Standard S1538).
  • Proactive management - actively chasing people to get actions closed out and to supply requirements.
  • Excellent Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills.
  • Excellent ability to manage meetings - setting a clear agenda and objectives; agreeing actions, owners and timeframes in the meeting; and follow up with a written list of actions soon after the meeting.
  • Working knowledge of NEC contracting environment.
  • Ability to implement actions and tasks within a project team in a matrix organization.
  • Ability and determination to devise and follow procedures and challenge others to do so rigorously.
  • Analytical skills and ability to identify and present key messages and risks arising from that analysis.