Town Planning Technician - 12-month FTC

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name


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.

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort; One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture - because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Brief Description

To provide technical support and assistance in the delivery of a town planning service

About the role (External)

Key accountabilities

    Maintain strong relationships with, and be responsive to the needs of, individual customers on specific projects and programmes across the range of Town Planning services.

      Maintain effective communication with external stakeholders to facilitate delivery of all Town Planning services and third party asset protection work in particular.

        Consult within Network Rail and advise and negotiate with local authorities to deliver the third party asset protection service.Provide technical support to the team on all Town Planning services as required.

          To develop and maintain close and effective working relationships with internal colleagues to enable efficient and effective service delivery.

            Deliver an efficient and effective third party asset protection service on behalf of Network Rail in compliance with external statutory timescales and processes.Provide technical support to the team including (but not limited to) preparing and submitting statutory planning and related notifications and applications, submitting appeals and responding to statutory development plan consultations.Responsible for the provision and maintenance of team data recording and input to other Property and Network Rail information and monitoring systems.

              To support changes required in the delivery of the Town Planning services overall strategy.

                Delivery of the third party asset protection service to required standards and timescales.Maintenance of data services for the team.Preparation of supporting information for the range of Town Planning Services.

                  Provide support to the team as required.


                    Relevant qualification

                      Skilled in the use of technical administration, data management, and geographic information systems and software applications

                        Good communication skills


                          Experience within the rail industry

                            Town planning experience

                              Full Driving Licence

                              How to apply (External)

                              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.

                              Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding 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 £2,250).

                              Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                              Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be circa £26,000

                              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

                              This is a 12-month FTC opportunity

                              Closing date: 3rd June 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.