Planning Assistant (Infrastructure Maintenance) FTC until August 2021

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:City of Bristol
Job Type:Full Time


Bristol, GB

Department Name

Wales & Western Region

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.

Brief Description

Provide support and assistance in all aspects of Delivery Unit Planning activities.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

1.Assist the Delivery Unit Planning team as directed.

2.Assist in the production of the Delivery Unit Period Possession Plan and resource schedules.

3.Submit and process a variety of Access and Resource Planning requests in compliance with agreed processes and procedures.

4.Accurately input, update and maintain relevant planning systems and records as required.

5.Assist in the coordination and optimisation of all resources for efficient maintenance delivery.

6.Provide effective support to plan changes and emergency works.

7.Liaise with external and internal contacts across functions in relation to the planning requests.

8.Assist in the preparation of reports as required.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


    Knowledge of access planning processes and systems

      Knowledge of relevant standards and procedures

        Knowledge of operational railway environment

          Good geographical knowledge

            Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills


              Knowledge of maintenance processes and techniques

                Knowledge of Maintenance Planning Systems

                How to apply (External)

                Salary: Circa £19,000 - £23,000

                Closing date: 28th September 2020 . Late applications will not be accepted, we retain the right to close this listing early based on volume of applicants.

                This is a fixed term opportunity covering maternity leave ending on 1/8/2020 and has the potential to become permanent.

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