Data Assistant

Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Capacity Planning team balance the requirements of operators to use the network for passengers and freight trains, and the pressing need to spend time maintaining, renewing and enhancing the network.Our teams build detailed plans to offer reliable train paths while making sure we're flexible enough to respond to future changes.And with the increasing demand on the network, this team has a key role to play in this transformation.We have an ambitious business plan and support of the industry to dramatically improve our product delivery and a number of strategically significant programme's in-stream to support this change.We cover a wide range of responsibilities across programmes, analysis, access planning and timetable development and production

Brief Description

Accurately import, amend, record and report on data relating to Capacity Planning's systems.

About the role

Key accountabilities

    Accurately import operator bid data files entering Capacity Planning's systems

      Maintain accurate records of data change and report on status

        Undertake checks on data quality with Capacity Planning's systems

          Work within an agreed timeframe to ensure SLAs are met

            Undertake data maintenance and cleanse activities to ensure Capacity Planning's data integrity

              Provide system administration where required

                Communicate effectively with customers and stakeholders

                  Support continuous improvement activities which provide measureable benefit to the achievement of Capacity Planning's Business Plan

                    Undertake the role in a way that is consistent with, and reinforces, Network Rails behaviours

                    Job skills, experience and qualifications


                      Previous experience in data management activities

                        Proven ability to work systematically, accurately and meet deadlines

                          Proven competence working with IT systems

                            Good communication and organisational skills


                              Knowledge of Capacity Planning's systems and data

                              How to apply

                              Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                              Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                              Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                              We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £20,000.

                              Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                              Closing date:10.12.2019. Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                              It is a requirement of the role to live within 75/90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.