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Possession Planning Engineer Rail in London, United Kingdom

Possession Planning Engineer

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Deliver all aspects of Engineering Access Planning, ensuring the safe, efficient, and cost-effective planning of engineering access. Deliver the co-ordinated planning, resourcing, and implementation of engineering access in accordance with project timescales and industry standards. To effectively manage resources including quality, safety, time, costs, people, materials, and tools / equipment.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility for delivery of engineering access safely, to time and within budget

Endure the safety culture is authentic zero accident / incident

Responsibility for planning all track access activities and managing the required resources

Responsibility for compliance with appropriate legislation and standards

Ensure that all resources hold appropriate qualifications / licences for the activities carried out.

Ensure rework cycles on projects are minimised and lesson learnt are implemented

Implementation of approved best practice techniques to ensure standards are maintained

Apply appropriate planning, safety, and performance measures to all engineering possessions.

Maintain accurate and details records of possession arrangements

Proactively deliver track access and operational interface elements of projects within timescales during both planning and implementation

Ensure engineering access timescales and critical milestones are met

Produce and book robust, safe, deliverable & technically compliant possessions, worksites, signalling disconnections and electrical isolations on behalf of the company.

Book engineering and test trains as required (via NROL or Network Rail processes)

Attend Network Rail possession / territory meetings to ensure appropriate deconfliction of works and appropriate access is obtained.

Book / confirm appropriate possession resources.

Resolve possession / Worksite conflicts to deliver the plan, whilst minimising commercial risk

Identify possession / engineering access risks and implement mitigation risks throughout the possession lifecycle

Produce WON section C, D and Operating Notice material and submit to Network Rail within timescales

Negotiate with Network Rail, Train and Freight Operating Companies for disruptive / enhances possessions and access to Network Rail and third party owned depots / yards.

Support submission of tender documentation, ensuring that possession, isolation and signalling disconnection strategies are identified and secured.

Provide professional advice from an operations / engineering access viewpoint.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Track competences relevant to role (Safe System of Work Planner, SWL2, ES, SWL1, COSS, IWA,)

Knowledge & Experience:

Minimum of 5 years railway operations experience of which 2 years should include planning / management of engineering work.

Good communication skills at all levels of department and other disciplines also customer and suppliers

Excellent IT skills (specifically MS Office)

The ability to prioritise workload and achieve objectives

A high degree of self-direction

Commercial awareness and ability to manage work packages and identify change

A proven track record of delivery, with demonstratable ability to form effective working relationships

Through knowledge of the rule book, railway operating rules, regulations for train signalling and group standards

Sound working knowledge of engineering access planning tools (including PPS, Green Zone Planner, Sectional Appendix, Train Planning, Electrical Isolation booking process, Engineering Access Statement and on-trac/e-pic systems)

Appreciation of ORR Informed Traveller regulations and Network Rail Schedule 4 compensation structure for disruption to Train and Freight Operating Companies

Technical competence demonstratable by appropriate SSOW planner licence

Hold full UK driving licence

Specific Health, Safety & Environmental Responsibilities for this Post:

Set and lead the right behaviours to support creating a robust H&S culture.

Set an example by their own actions and activities.

Set targets and objectives for H&S and environmental for their direct staff, using the HSE tool and processes on the BMS for managing H&S and environmental objectives.

Ensure that directed staff are capable and competent to undertake the tasks allocated to them.

Ensure effective implementation of the SMO UKI BMS relating to Manuals, Plans, SSOW and other activities for which your role has responsibilities to ensure compliance with PCL requirements.

Communicate and encourage feedback on H &S and environmental issues

Undertake appropriate disciplinary action for any breach of H&S following the just culture process.

Investigate accidents or incidents to determine basic causes, feedback information both up and down the organisation using the SMO reporting system.

Ensure adequate H&S equipment is to hand and is used by employees

Undertake H&S tours or inspections; take action where deficiencies are observed

When unable to rectify or remedy unsafe situations either stop work if the risk is too high and/or report the deficiency (and involve HSE) to the Project Manager for action

Promote and use the business procedures to control and manage work

Understand the H&S and environment risks involved in any activity they control and ensure any mitigation designated to control that risk are effectively operated/implemented

Be prepared and be competent to manage any for-seen emergency situations

Become involved in any worksafe problem and help resolve that problem

Maintain their competence to manage their own H&S and environmental responsibilities and contribute to their directs competence to manage their H&S and environmental responsibilities

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