Planning Assistant (Access) FTC

Last updated 8 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Cardiff, GB

Department Name

NS Wales and Marches Access Planning (618566) G2

About Network Rail

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.

Maintaining the rail network is a complex challenge. Meticulous planning is crucial. Every detail is considered and accounted for because there's no room for compromise. Our customers demand and deserve outstanding reliability from the network. And we're determined to deliver. Wherever and whenever Infrastructure Maintenance is working on the frontline, they've always got a plan.

Brief Description

You'll support the production of plans for maintenance, repair and renewal work. Which means you'll help us to keep the network safe and keeping Britain moving.

About the role (External)

You'll support a Delivery Unit Planning team in the production of plans. Those plans - and a range of related activities you'll carry out - will enable our maintenance, repair and renewal teams to make a difference to the network. You'll help to ensure that a difference is made in the right way, in the right place, at the right time.

You'll submit and process a variety of planning requests. You'll help to produce plans and schedules for personnel and resources. And you'll keep our systems and records up to date. We'll look to you for support in making the best use of available resources, so we can do the best job possible. Taking a flexible approach, you'll always be ready to support changes to plans or respond to emergencies. Along the way, you'll communicate with a wide range of people, to make sure plans come together.

Essential Criteria:

    Knowledge of access planning processes and systems

      Knowledge of relevant standards and procedures

        Knowledge of the operational railway environment

          Highly organised

            A good communicator

            Desirable Criteria:

              Familiar with the geography of Britain

              How to apply (External)

              Salary: Circa £25,000 - 28,000

              Closing date: 10th July 2020

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

              This is a Fixed term contract.

              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.

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              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.