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Possession Planner in Watford, Watford, United Kingdom

POSSESSION PLANNER

WATFORD based

12 month contract - PAYE

Excellent rates of pay

RSS INFRASTRUCTURE Limited (RSSI), has been recognised by Network Rail at the 2018 ‘Rail Partnership Awards’ for its work within the Rail and Construction industry, developing bespoke solutions for clients that deliver improved safety and productivity.

From our offices in Birmingham, Newport and Doncaster, RSS Infrastructure has over 100 directly employed staff members and a diverse contingent labour workforce that cover the majority of the UK. The company has developed a service portfolio that includes; Overhead Line Electrification, Vegetation Management, Track Access, Civils/Construction solutions, Safety Critical Resource Services, Magnetic Safety Barrier Fencing, Magnetic Points Boards, Signalling Services as well as being the UK’s sole provider of Track Warning Systems

What will I be doing?

Our client requires a Possession Planner with good all-round railway operational expertise. You will work on a number of major programmes ensuring all stakeholder deliverables are effectively planned and achieved.

The Possession Planner role is a critical and mandatory position within all railway infrastructure projects requiring access on or near the line. The Possession Planner is responsible for liaising with multiple contacts to develop, plan, book then deliver the access plan whilst ensuring the plan meets with the access requirements of each project to deliver the project and whilst maintaining our compliance with the NR/L2/OHL/019/09 standard at all times.

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for:

  • Booking worksites through the national possession planning system
  • Work with NWR and third parties to resolve any access conflicts
  • Review all work content with the project management team and the client to ensure the access plan is fully understood and suitable for the task
  • Ensure that all access requirements are planned and delivered in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/019/09
  • Undertake the role in a manner that is consistent with, and reinforces company standards
  • Liaise with NWR and other contractors to maximise available track access
  • Identify and communicate interface risks and opportunities

What experience would we like you to have?

  • Knowledge of the relevant railway geography and access capability and requirements
  • Knowledge of rules of route and operational planning timescales
  • Knowledge of NROL and PPS systems
  • Knowledge of relevant train services and capacity
  • Knowledge of possession standards and parameters
  • Ability to accurately record data for RISQS/ RIPS
  • Ability to make critical decisions based on evidence
  • Experienced in similar planning role on other multiple disciplined projects Qualifications
  • PTS
  • Understanding of planning process
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process
  • In-depth knowledge of group & line standards
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements
  • Appreciation of design & installation
  • Development of project access plans
  • Successful delivery of access plans and strategies

RSS Infrastructure offer a range of benefits including:

  • Free training provided
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Long term, regular work
  • Free PPE

About us

Our mission is to ensure that we make our clients operate more safely and achieve more productivity when on site, whether delivering new projects, track renewal programmes or maintenance of the rail infrastructure. We are not just another infrastructure company, but a trusted company who understands the value of partnerships and long standing business relationships, continually looking to deliver outstanding performance and customer service, and we remain as one of the market leading rail services groups within the UK.

We believe in the value and contribution of individuals, respecting the diverse make up of our organisation and need people who want to make a difference to our clients and to the growth of the Group. Our teams are committed, supporting each other to meet the demands of an industry sector which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Working together to either plan, resource or deliver a range of services in to a highly demanding industry sector, that can be very reactive, challenging your skills to adapt quickly to new situations. A strong worth ethic and a ‘Can Do’ attitude is the foundation of our business, we want people who can drive success and have a right first time, every time approach to their work life, without cutting corners and who understand the essence of safety and customer service. We are a people orientated business, nurturing, and investing in our staff and teams to become the best at what they do, creating managers and leaders of the future.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, RSS Infrastructure do not discriminate on grounds of ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

The company also actively encourages both reservists and veterans of the Armed Forces to apply for positions. For more information on how we support ex-military personnel please visit our website.

How to apply

To apply please either:

  • forward your CV to <email address removed>
  • apply online
  • call <phone number removed> and speak with Martin or Simon initially.

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