Section Planner - Northampton Brackmills Estate

Location:Northamptonshire
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Northampton, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail operates and maintains the railway infrastructure 24/7 365 days a year.

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with the Putting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

Delivered through devolution into five regional businesses empowering locally led decision making.

You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Works Delivery Off-Track team who are pivotal in providing a safe and dependable railway whilst protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Let there be no doubt that maintaining the rail network is a huge job. Our Works Delivery Team is up to the challenge and we do it with pride.Across everything from Vegetation Management, Fencing installation to Level Crossing renewals, we keep the network and its assets working safely and reliably.

We are a newly established team with a passion for innovation within our own specialist sector whilst driving Networks Rails vision for a safer working environment.

Combining exceptional organisational skills and a winning way with people, you'll produce all kinds of detailed plans. You'll help to ensure a section of the network benefits from efficient and effective works.

About the role (External)

You'll be responsible for developing detailed, fully resourced work plans for an Infrastructure Maintenance team. You'll also provide accurate and effective general administrative support to the Section Manager and his people. We'll look to you to optimise all agreed work activities for a Section. Put simply, you'll produce plans that help us do the best job possible with the teams and times available.

It's a varied role that will see you producing everything from Safe System of Work plans through to draft quarterly plans. In addition, you'll set up and maintain a range of systems, databases and records. What's more, you'll personally manage weekly Plan-Do-Review meetings.

Essential Criteria

    Proven skills in work plan production and resource optimisation

      Knowledge of access and possession processes and systems

        Familiar with Safe System of Work Planning processes and systems

          Highly organised, excellent time management

            Experience of clerical support and office management

              A skilled communicator with good people skills

                Core Planning Skills Level 2

                Desirable Criteria

                  Knowledge of operational railway environment

                  How to apply (External)

                  A career with Network Rail is a journey. We'll do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at www.networkrailcareers.com/benefits

                  Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting.

                  BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

                  Salary: Circa £25,000

                  Closing date: 1st June 2020

                  How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply.

                  We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                  Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.