Timetable Planning Rules Specialist

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Location:Milton Keynes
Job Type:Full Time


Milton Keynes, GB

Department Name

System Operator

About Network Rail

Network Rail are revitalizing Britain's railway. We are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.

System Operator are passionate about capacity. We shape tomorrow's railway to meet future needs of the rail industry. By understanding what the future requirements of the railway are, we can plan the long-term capability of the network, promoting the efficient use of network capacity. We improve the railway for the millions of people who use it every single day.

Brief Description

As timetable planning rules specialist, you will formulate and deliver calculations and negotiate the timetable planning rules (TPRs) which support capacity and performance analysis that meets the overall Network Planning activity.

About the role (External)

You will be involved in:

  • Use complex data to calculate and build timetable planning rules (TPR) for a specified route so that the timetable produced is robust and does not attract delay saving industry schedule 8 cost
  • Undertake industry consultation and negotiation in line with Part D of the Network Code.
  • Develop packages of evidence and an audit trail to support the implementation of rules and where necessary use these to form the basis of dispute resolution
  • Engage and communicate with industry experts at TPR forums and partner engagement meetings to implement TPR change, providing presentations and briefings
  • Investigate and resolve known TPR deficiencies by working with Operators and Route Performance teams
  • Produce and maintain TPR documents and data.
  • Validate TPR values using multiple sources of data including on train monitoring (black box) data where available, modelling or undertaking site visits and timing runs
  • Support improvements projects to develop robust TPRs through work with project teams and scheme sponsors
  • Review all internally proposed network changes and assess the impact on the TPR values
  • Evaluate the operational implications and impacts associated with infrastructure or train service changes on TPRs

Do you have?

  • Good analytical skills
  • Working knowledge and application of TPRs and the Network Code
  • Proven ability to engage with customers, and build collaborative relationships with partners
  • Proven experience in delivering to agreed timelines and standards
  • Experience and/or knowledge of railway operating procedures
  • Understanding of planning and analysis tools and techniques
  • Experience of train planning including methods and tools

How to apply (External)

Network Rail encourages 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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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 dedication to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including 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 £2,500).

We follow a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 4b £32,740 - £36,832.

Network Rail align with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. We are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 30/01/2021.