Senior Crossrail London Chief Executive, Rob Holden CBE thinks Crossrail is the most significant undertaking for London in a generation, and those who commute into London from the South East would probably agree with him.
Crossrail is a major new transport initiative that links Heathrow Airport in the west, with central London, including Canary Wharf, the City, and the West End. It has been designed to ease the strain of London’s existing public transport network by reducing the overcrowding that blights many commuters’ daily journeys to and from London.
Many Economic Benefits
With main line size trains that are able to carry more than 1500 passengers per train during peak times, senior Crossrail London executives are keen to point out the significant economic benefits the new high frequency London Railway will bring to London, the South East, and the UK as a whole.
Not least of these benefits will be the several thousands of new jobs that it creates. From tunnelling and rail engineers, to drivers, station staff, cleaners and caterers. The supply chain is huge, and senior Crossrail London jobs will be available for those with the skills, experience, and get-go.
Completion in 2017
The scheme was finally given the go-ahead in 2008 and preliminary works commenced in 2009. The main construction has now begun and by 2017, trains will be running from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Senior Crossrail London engineers have planned a total of 37 new stations, 8 of which will be in central London. During peak times, there are expected to be 24 trains running per hour in each direction. For both business and leisure, Crossrail will mean a major improvement to London’s transport infrastructure. Senior Crossrail London executives are confident that local communities will be able to take advantage of the job opportunities arising from work contracts.
Employment, Economic, and Transport benefits
Not only will the Crossrail transport scheme provide enormous employment, economic, and transport benefits to every London borough, it will also pave the way for other development projects as a result of the construction work—including a wetlands and wildlife nature reserve on the East Coast.
CRL (Crossrail Ltd) was established in 2001. The company is committed to promote and develop the vital links between people and businesses, so as to meet their commuting needs across the South East. Considering the increasing congestion on the existing transport network and the lack of ability to tackle overcrowded services, CRL has initiated a scheme that is practical, feasible and convenient.
Although the construction will commence in 2010, the railway system is estimated to begin operating in 2017. Crossrail is Europe’s largest largest construction project. If you are an rail engineer or tunnelling expert, then this is excellent news for you: there will be a huge demand for Crossrail Manager personnel. If this is a position you have been thinking of applying for, then there has literally never been a better time.
Obviously, with a massive project like this, there are going to be job opportunities. As many as 14,000 workers would be required when the construction is at its peak. Along with the many supply chain workers, there is going to be an increasing demand for people with Crossrail manager potential. With so much work to manage, there is sure to lots of positions available; whatever your particular skill you could well be the one that people are looking to hire.
The Crossrail Manager: Job Description
A Crossrail manager is to be involved in all the stages of this huge rail project, including planning, engineering, construction, architecture and support services. Different managers are also required for jobs related to corporate affairs, procurement and finance.
Since CRL is known to currently employ a comparatively small team of people, a Crossrail manager is one of the more required profiles at the moment. There are various growth opportunities for managers related to Human Resources, Project Management, Business Support, Procurement, Health and Safety Management, Finance & Accounting and Administration.
The scale as well as the complexity of this project will offer opportunities to skilled and committed candidates; this is an excellent chance to move on up that career ladder and be involved in something memorable.