Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, 8 hour day, flexible hours

Salary: up to £40k p/a depending on experience

Location: based in the South-West/Wales area with hybrid and home working, but open to applications from across the UK

Application deadline: ongoing

Why WCL?

We’re a rapidly growing project and programme management consultancy for rail, poised to thrive in a sector that’s undergoing foundational changes and improvements.

We’re specialists in large and complex programme delivery. That means you’ll be involved in major, significant works involving national rail networks, leading operators and major suppliers around the world.

We’re an agile organisation who are looking to expand our team of permanent staff. It’s an ideal time to join our organisation. You’ll enjoy flexible working where you can be creative, proactive and really see the impact of your work – both for our clients and within WCL itself.

We’re professional change-makers. With WCL, you know you won’t be stuck with outdated ways of working, change-resistant culture or rigid management structures. You’ll be working alongside company directors every day, making your mark and being a part of our continuing string of successes.

The role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Key Scheme Management: Overseeing the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to completion, ensuring all deliverables are met on time and within budget.
  • Programme Reviews: Conducting regular reviews to identify areas for improvement and ensure project success.
  • Change Control: Implementing a robust change control process to manage risks and ensure project stability.
  • Risk Management: Proactively identifying and mitigating potential risks that could impact the project.
  • Monitor Reporting: Providing clear and concise reports to stakeholders, keeping them informed of progress and potential issues.
  • Compliance Champion: Guaranteeing all project activities adhere to company procedures and industry regulations.
  • Stakeholder Management: Cultivating strong relationships with clients, project teams, and internal stakeholders.
  • Leadership: Guiding and motivating junior team members, fostering a collaborative and efficient work environment.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate would be degree qualified and be MRICS or MAPM qualified (or equivalent) or working towards attaining chartered status in the near future. Experience in rail is ideal, but by no means a requirement.

Excellent communication skills in a multitude of client facing environments are key.

Candidates will have strong leadership qualities and will be able to work as part of an integrated team on a range of projects. They will be confident working under pressure and to strict deadlines with minimal supervision. They will be able to demonstrate a track record (supported by relevant references) of working on large scale projects.


  • Good company pension
  • 33 days of annual leave per year (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Private health insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Home working
  • Flexible schedule
  • Company events
  • Wellness programmes

The application process

This is a competitive application process. There is no deadline, as hiring is ongoing.

Simply send a CV and a cover letter to

Applicants who meet the role criteria will be invited to complete an interview and technical assessment activity.

The successful candidate will be informed within 2 weeks of the date of their interview.