Isolation Planner

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


London, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the people at the centre of everything we do. Our ambition is to be responsive to passengers and freight users, and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take ownership for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

Anglia route is part of the Eastern Region and comprises 1,697 track miles covering the railway across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and parts of Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London.

Brief Description

We are looking for an Isolation Planner to join our Planning team. You will be responsible for producing and publishing isolation plans and isolation documentation to meet work deliverer requests.Isolation plans and associated documentation must comply with the Electrified Lines Working Instructions and applicable Network Rail standards.

About the role (External)

Every day, you'll be involved in activities such as:

  • Reviewing draft access plans and identifying work/possession proposals which may require amendment due to isolation requirements.

  • Producing isolation plans and documentation in accordance with Electrified Lines Working Instructions in response to isolation requests from work deliverers.

  • Maintaining records specific to the isolation planning process as required by the Standards and the Railway Safety Case.

  • Assisting in the identification and implementation of safety, quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.

  • Identifying and managing the planning of multiple electrical worksites within requested isolation(s).

  • Identifying and managing the planning of switching requirements and switching provider for isolation(s) with multiple Isolation Providers.

  • Participating in competency assessment arrangements.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Effective communicator with a good understanding of IT

  • Knowledge of the Electrified Lines Working Instructions and isolation planning standards.

  • Knowledge of methods of working for isolation planning and the taking of isolations.

  • Knowledge of electrical feeding arrangements

  • Knowledge of Rulebook, Sectional Appendix, Weekly Operation Notices and other relevantdocumentation

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 relevant 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 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).

Network Rail is required to follow UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check.

We follow a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 5; £31,000 - £35,000. Closing date: 7 March 2021 - we reserve the right to close this vacancy early due to volume of applications.