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Project Sponsor - Rail Project

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 120 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

Project Sponsor - Rail Project

Contract type

Project contract

Contract duration (in months)


Business Line specific context

In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry and the planet.

With over 50 years of experience in the rail industry, we’ve delivered complex and challenging multidisciplinary projects all over the world. Our expertise extends to depots, operations, maintenance analytics and asset management across all aspects of rail, including transport, technical and sustainability assessments and systems infrastructure.

About Us

Egis is a leading global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. We work hand-in-hand with our clients, across every aspect of transport, energy and the built environment to build a more balanced, sustainable and resilient world. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience and a team of 16,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. Joining our Group means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

Job description

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Project Sponsor (with background in Rail) who can lead on some of our Telecom projects you will work with our Engineering Consultancy Services Business Unit to safely deliver a key project for our client Network Rail. This will be based at either the London or Milton Keynes Office and you will be required to be in the office a minimum of 2 to 3 days per week.

This role will be on a contract bases inside IR35 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining a clear understanding of the Client’s needs;
  • Being prepared, able and willing to challenge;
  • Obtaining and retaining good oversight of the delivery of key requirements;
  • Creating opportunities to deliver cheaper and more effective solutions;
  • Having the capacity and capability to thoroughly analyse the possibilities and options available before the remit is agreed;
  • Having a good understanding of what is required for successful project delivery;
  • Having the ability to understand how the scheme fits with other outputs;
  • Having the capability to manage various, often conflicting, internal and external influences to ensure successful delivery.
  • Having the ability to secure the funding necessary to effect successful delivery
  • Having the ability to monitor/oversee compliance with investment regulations, other corporate governance and GRIP / PACE.
  • Having the ability to undertake assurance, including holding stage gate reviews at key decision points. Monitors project progress regularly and takes action to identify and address issues and deviations from plan and deliverables
  • Having the ability to identify and instigate corrective action (through change management) in the event internal or external factors impact the business case

Experience of working in Rail environment under Sponsorship capacity

Right to Work in the UK

Skills Required:

  • Client Focus
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Regulatory and Industrial Knowledge
  • Financial and Commercial Awareness
  • Business Case Preparation
  • Programme Management
  • Risk/Issue Management
  • Change Management
  • Benefits management
  • Experience in significant management roles in a commercial environment
  • Experience of negotiating contracts to finalisation and able to demonstrate significant commercial success



We are committed to our planet

In each project we design, engineer and operate we care deeply about the legacy we’re leaving behind. As part of our team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your skills and expertise to shape a better future for our communities in the UK, and all around the globe.

Our commitment is translated in the work carried out by our Egis Foundation, which funds concrete actions to address the climate crisis and is focused on educational and social initiatives that will help in the responsible and sustainable shift towards a sustainable world.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6-Engineer’s degree

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years