Delivery Planner (HO)

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Supply Chain Operations

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

  • Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.

  • Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

Every year:

  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Brief Description

Job Purpose

Lead submission of the period possession and Temporary Speed Restrictions plan for the Depot.Support this with haulage, On Track Machines and isolation orders that meet industry timescales and enable the meeting of programme cost and volume targets.Provide Planning Delivering Safe Works / Safe Systems Of Works planning service for the depot.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Produce documentation and communication during the Period Possession Planning process. Input plan requirements to Possession Planning System and Network Rail On Line Logistics to meet industry and Stagegate timescales

2.Deliver a workable plan that is in place prior to Stagegate Reviews and Assist with the process of notification of access easements to National Supply Chain planners.

3.Check all possession / isolation limits are inputted and allocated correctly within timescales and feedback for Stagegate reviews.

4.Check and validate HO Senior Campaign Managers plans to identify/remove errors and create compliant worksites with train, On Track Machine, and isolation plans for each campaign.

5.Provide information to support the resolution of operator responses to the Rules of the Route, Engineering Access Statement.

6.Undertake the role in a way that is consistent with, and reinforces, Network Rail's values.

7.Comply with the Grip4Track Stage gate timescales and deliverables for the Grip4Track planning process

8.Check and validate HO Senior Campaign Managers plans to identify/remove errors and create compliant worksites with train, On Track Machine, and isolation plans for each campaign.

9.Work with Site Managers and Supervisors to produce Planning Delivering Safe Work permits / Safe System Of Works plans

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


Proven ability to build relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Working knowledge of access and haulage planning systems and processes. Proven experience in delivering to agreed timelines and standards

Good communication skills and a customer focussed approach

Ability to handle shot term pressures arising from short term deadlines to achieve the requirements


Understanding of train service structure and commercial and practical implications of implementing changes to the timetable

How to apply (External)

Salary: £32,740 - £36,832

Closing date:
9th July 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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

Click 'apply now' or click here for details of how to apply.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

*Please note we have adapted our recruitment processes in line with Government advice during COVID-19. Interviews will take place 'virtually' over video and for some office-based roles the successful candidate may need to work from home initially using their own personal device. This guidance is subject to change, we will update you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.