Operations Delivery Supervisor - x2 Positions Available

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Paisley, GB

Department Name

Route Business Scotland

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

As Operations Delivery Supervisor you will develop, implement and deliver agreed possession plans safely and efficiently and provide a range of safety critical duties to the route. Please note there are 2 positions available at Paisley Signal Centre.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Assist the Operations Delivery Manager (ODM) with developing the possession plan and chair / attend key possession meetings as requested, direct those who wish to make changes to the plan to do so through the formal process.

2.Be familiar with all aspects of possession, including possession and isolation arrangements, worksite limits and contents, train movements and potential risks. Be pro-active in arranging contingency plans with the ODM and Network Rail (NR) Control.

3.Co-ordinate preparation and collection of appropriate briefing packs and be familiar with contents.

4.Deliver possessions and other activities in a safe and efficient manner, complying with relevant rules and standards at all times.

5.Manage possession support staff so that they are familiar with the blocking points, detonator protection locations and access to be used, including accompanying them on site visits prior to possessions. Co-ordinate that an approved safe access is used to access / egress the infrastructure for possession staff.

6.Establish and maintain effective communication with all relevant parties prior to and throughout the delivery of possessions. Regularly update the ODM and NR Control on the progress of work within possessions, immediately alerting them to any risk of overruns.

7.Where reasonably practicable, following a possession being granted check all detonator protection is in the correct location.

8.Report any possession irregularities or safety issues immediately to ODM and NR Control.

9.Manage arrangements for briefing to take place when handover of possession from one PICOP to another which should include possession / isolation arrangements, worksite limits and contents, train movements, potential risks.

10.Complete reports and KPIs as required.

11.Utilise full suite of competencies when required including Auxiliary Operating Duties, Engineering Supervisor and Machine Controller.

12.Be present at critical junctions throughout the route and respond to incidents as directed.

13.Assist with response to all types of weather-related activities.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Thorough understanding of operational railway safety, a working knowledge of rules and how to apply them.

      Broad understanding of possession planning and delivery

        Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.

          (S)PICOP, IWA or COSS, Points Operator competencies.

            Able to work shifts, predominately nightshift.

              Hold UK driving licence.

                IT literate


                  AOD (LXA, HSM, RSA, Pilotman)

                    Engineering Supervisor

                      Machine Controller

                      This vacancy is former IMC T&C's.

                      How to apply (External)

                      Salary: £34,755

                      Closing date: 03/07/2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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                      Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

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