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Company: Network Rail    Location: Cardiff
The Route Contracts & Procurement (C&P) team provides a pre and post contract management service to Route Businesses which consist of Asset Management, Maintenance and Operational Team. The team works collaboratively with Finance and Project Managers within Works Delivery to deliver works and services for the Wales Route.

About the role (External)

The 13-month placement is a key position within a busy team and during your time in the role you can expect to be exposed to all aspects of the Commercial and Procurement activities undertaken by Network Rail. The role will allow you to expand your knowledge in preparation for a career within procurement and/or quantity surveying.

You will typically be involved in the following: Engage with the Asset Management Team for new contract requirements and tenders

Raising requisitions for payment of works

Publish tender opportunities to suppliers via Bravo Software

Maintaining & Updating the Contract Database

Evaluate Quotes and Payment Applications

Assisting the Preparation of Tender Documents

This is not a comprehensive list, you will be expected to use your own initiative to actively seek further learning opportunities. We will look to increase your responsibilities if you demonstrate that you are capable and hardworking.

You will have the opportunity to gain transferable skills, including:

Full-Training on widely used software systems i.e. Bravo & Oracle

Site Visits

Progress Meetings with Suppliers or Stakeholders

Are you?


A student between your second and third year of a Procurement/Supply Chain or Project Management Surveying degree?

We would expect you to be computer-literate, although full-training will be given for bespoke systems

Do you have?

Strong organisation and time management skills

Good verbal and written interpersonal skills

How To Apply- External

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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

Salary £17,000

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.

Closing date: 12th February 2017 L ate applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

This is a fixed term opportunity for 13 months starting in June 2018



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