Possession Planner (Rail) – Castle Donnington

Technical Industries:
  • Rail
Job Type:
  • Permanent
Reference Number: SW 10569
Castle Donington, Derby, UK


Role: Possession Planner (Rail)
Location: Castle Donnington
Salary: Neg.

Main Purpose of Post:

To assist in the preparation of integrated and co-ordinated project programmes, enabling value forecasting, resources requirements, material requirements and equipment requirements to be forward planned to ensure the successful delivery of project deliverables.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

The key tasks of this role include:

  • Liaise with the project management teams on all access planning matters.
  • Work closely with the Construction Management and Estimating team to identify all available possessions to optimise working and to maintain the project programme
  • Preparation of the master/contract/managing possession schedule and supporting information
  • Ensure possession, isolation and protection requests are submitted in line with Network rail planning timescales and relevant format
  • Planning of possession/protection arrangements
  • Monitor/record/highlight any possession planning changes
  • Prepare safety critical documentation in line with railway group standards
  • Attend or arrange attendance to all possession meetings with Network Rail and client
  • Identify project risks/opportunities and participate in the management process
  • Assist in the preparation of entitlement submissions
  • Ensure that all aspects of safety are taken into consideration when planning a project
  • Maintain close relationships and liaise with other members of the planning team
  • Submission of road closure requests

Person Specification:

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience
  • PPS planning access
  • Good understanding of the Network rule book
  • Have a good understanding of the construction environment
  • Good communication skills for all levels
  • Must be IT literate

Educational/Professional Qualification:

  • Relevant Planning qualification/degree
  • SSOW planning qualification core level 2

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