Project Manager for Hack Partners

Hack Partners are leading technology driven improvements in the UK, starting with the transport industry. We’re leading this effort through our flagship movement, the HackTrain by delivering hackathons, running fast paced technology trials and providing management consultancy services. The HackTrain has become well recognised for being an incredibly powerful medium for solving the industry's biggest challenges improving operational efficiency and customer experience. The movement is supported by the Department for Transport, government ministers and the UK’s biggest train operating companies.

We are increasingly becoming the top choice within the transport industry for breakthrough level innovation. In order to scale and make an impact we need a world-class team to help us make a difference in this fast-growing but slow moving industry.

Together we can drive massive change within the transport industry that will see it becoming more efficient and pleasant to use for everyone. Your role will be to manage the various projects the Hack Partners team are delivering by providing structure and process during what will be a busy and exciting time. The role will be incredibly varied as you will be managing multiple projects each with different deadlines, stakeholders and outcomes. Opportunities include some of the following:

  • Our “TRIAL” framework provides a great opportunity to test new technology based solutions in just 3-6 months as opposed to the industry standard of 6-18.

  • Though often short 3-4 month projects, our technology, data, and management consultancy services make a big difference to the thinking and future operations of our clients due to the high-impact nature of the work we carry out.

  • Our hackathons provide a chance to see the next wave of innovators in action where they create new prototypes solving critical challenges in just 48-hours.

  • Day to day management of the projects will have you constantly engaging with multiple stakeholders including: our clients, tech startups and the Hack Partners team.

Are you the one who can forever change the transport industry?

You will be at the heart of a truly unique movement that will have a massive impact within the UK economy. Here are some examples of what you will be doing:

  • Creating processes and operational plans for delivering our trials, consultancy services, and events - these will mainly be using a combination of Asana, Instagantt and Spreadsheets. | 10%

  • Leading weekly sprints and daily stand ups for the company enabling the team to execute on short term tasks that allow the the company to achieve its long term goals | 20%

  • Managing multiple technology consulting projects, through engaging with clients, allocating tasks, tracking progress and ensuring all parties are aligned with goals. | 60%

  • Developing new frameworks that allow our startups and the transport industry to onboard innovation faster | 10%

Skills and experience desired:


  • Pro-active individual with strong support and teamwork experience

  • Ability to create processes and improve existing ones

  • Ability to work autonomously in a rapidly changing environment

  • Strong understanding of and passion for technology and early stage companies

  • Experience in managing projects with external facing clients

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher


  • 2-5 years work experience

  • Experience in a startup, early-stage investment or technology context

  • Good attention to detail; we want someone enjoys making things great!

What do you get?

  • The chance to shape this role and the wider organisation as we grow

  • The opportunity to fundamentally change and improve the transport industry

  • Access to the Hack Partners network of leading developers, designers and corporates – ideal for someone with ambitions to launch a company of their own in the future

  • The opportunity to engage with and work alongside our young innovators, key stakeholders in the transport industry and railtech startups

  • Competitive salary based on experience and stock options

About Hack Partners

Hack Partners is the UK’s fastest growing consultancy in transport. We deliver breakthrough level innovation to the transport industry via hackathons and accelerator programmes. Our goal is to facilitate the introduction of new technologies that drastically improve customer experience and operational efficiency in rail. Once we perfect our processes for innovation we will expand to other industries.

Within only 18 months we have established partnerships with key stakeholders with Department for Transport, Virgin Trains East Coast, Great Western Railways, Trainline, Angel Trains and several other leading railway organisations.

We are endorsed by the Department for Transport, including two government ministers (Paul Maynard and Andrew Jones) along with other senior stakeholders within the transport industry.

Salary range £32,000 — 50,000

Depending on experience and potential equity stake