Timetable Planner

Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Railown and operate Britain's rail infrastructure andultimately getting our passengers to where they want to be safely and on-timeunderpins everything we do and is where our day-to-day focus remains.

As part of the System Operator function, the Capacity Planning departmentbalance therequirements of operators to use the network for passenger and freight trains,and the pressing need to spend time maintaining, renewing and enhancing thenetwork.Our team builds detailed plansto offer reliable train paths while making sure we're flexible enough torespond to future changes.

Brief Description

The Timetable Plannerplays an important role in delivery of getting our passengers to where they want to be on-time and safely,working as part of a diverse team to deliver plans that meet industry requirements for performance and capacity utilisation.

About the role

Do you enjoy:

  • Solving complex problems?

  • Developing logical solutions to puzzles?

  • Working with multiple sources of information?

  • Building relationships with customers?

  • Learning new skills?

  • Improving tools, systems and processes?

Timetable planning requires all of these skills and more!

We are looking for enthusiastic people who have an interest in developing and improving the timetable for passenger and freight customers, whilst allowing Network Rail time to repair and improve the infrastructure.Full training will be provided to equip the right candidates with the technical skills that will enhance a natural problem solving flair.

Our large team relies upon the diversity of the individuals in it; supporting each otherto deliver the timetable in line with industry processes and timescales.

To be successful you will need the following skills or experience:

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Experience working on computers

  • Managing customer needs

  • Building collaborative relationships

  • Delivering work to agreed standards

  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines

After the initial training period both flexible and part time working contracts can be accommodated within Capacity Planning.

There is both Permanent and Fixed Term Opportunities available.

The start date of these positions will be Jan/Feb/March.

After you apply for this role, you will be invited to a job specific technical assessment which will give you a flavour of the type of work you will be doing, if you are successful, this will be followed by an assessment centre. This will consist of a competency based interview and group exercise.

How to apply

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £24,500

    28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

      Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets costing up to £3,333.33

        Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

          Performance related pay schemes

            Free counselling

              Childcare vouchers

                Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                  Flexible working

                    Volunteer leave

                      Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                        Training and development


                        We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                        Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                        After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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                        Additional Information

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                        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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

                        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.

                        Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your cv to recruitmentprocessing@networkrail.co.uk quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

                        As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                        Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                          Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                            Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                              Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                              For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

                              Closing date: 24/01/2020, late applications will not be accepted.

                              Please note the assessment process will involve completion of a technical assessment, we'll be holding these on 27th, 28th & 29th January 2020. If successful, we will invite you to an assessment centre.