Assistant Planner in York, United Kingdom

About Us

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

The Role

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Planner to join the TRU East Alliance, one of the most significant rail projects in the North of England and will give the successful candidate a great opportunity to gain significant planning experience and development of planning techniques whilst being part of an established planning team within the Alliance.

Key Accountabilities

This really is an excellent opportunity to develop in the role working across a multitude of workstreams on the Alliance which includes the delivery stages of a multi-disciplinary complex programme of work and the early design of the further phases of the project. The position is based in York.

The mission of the TRU East Alliance is to transform the Transpennine Route between Leeds and York, allowing people to travel faster, more reliably and in greater comfort between the North's great cities. Providing passengers with more choice, more seats and better facilities on a safer, cleaner, more environmentally friendly railway.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Assisting the Planning and Project Teams in the production of multi-discipline P6 schedules
  • Reporting project planning and controls related information to the business and clients, assisting in the production of reports as required for each contract
  • Ensuring that the planning management software is kept up-to-date and managed in accordance with instruction from the Planning & Project Controls Manager
  • Supporting the development of work schedules for submission to clients, contractors and engineering teams
  • Attending collaborative planning meeting

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role, you must be an excellent communicator with strong people skills and organisational ability; with a background in providing administrative and systems support to a Project team.

You will ideally have experience of working to support a project management team, experience in the railway or engineering industry or a background in planning and logistics.

The successful candidate will also have the following experience/skill set:

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience of producing work for a team of people juggling competing priorities and working to deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Flexible/proactive - can do attitude who shows initiative to support others.

Support and training will be given by an experienced Planning Team to enhance your skills and career development.

Other

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits.

Location

York, North Yorkshire.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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