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Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Rail

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: ssow

Posted at: 27 February 2017

Expiration date: 27 May 2017

We are looking for a Possession Planner / SSOW Planner to join our well-established team in Cheshire.


  • Liaise closely with the Client to optimise work programme.
  • Planning of Safe Systems of Work
  • Identify available possessions and submit possession requests in line with Network Rail possession planning timescales using the PPS system
  • Liaise with and request all Line Blockages from the GZAC
  • Prepare SSOW Packs, WPP's and Task Briefings accurately and on time ensuring documentation is returned and maintained.
  • Attend Pre-Possession Meetings
  • Instruct COSS/Supervisor on SSOW plan ensuring their understanding.
  • Review and report on possession performance and utilisation,
  • On publication of the Weekly Operating Notices and Isolation Plans, check the details comply with the works requirements ensuring any errors are corrected.
  • Organise safety critical resources to facilitate the implementation of the Safe System of Work.
  • Maintain a possession schedule and liaise closely with the P6 planner to ensure programmes are accurately maintained.
  • Establish good working knowledge of the geographical railway infrastructure, for the area of project/works.

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this position you must have experience of PPS planning, be a competent Safe System of Work Planner, be competent in the use of GZAM, have a detailed understanding of the rule book while being able to interpret sectional appendices and the hazard directory. You will also be IT literate and hold a full UK driving license. Any experience of train planning using NROL would be beneficial.

Rate: £400 - £425/day

Industry: Rail

Job Type: Contract

Location: Scotland

Reference: 26983mk

Posted at: 07 March 2017

Expiration date: 07 June 2017

We are looking to recruit a civil engineering construction manager with a solid multidisciplinary background to supervise the Civils, Signalling, Telecom and E&P of a major rail engineering scheme in Scotland.

You will have a good strong knowledge of Civils, Signals, Telecoms and E&P to be considered for this role.

Role & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be managing the construction of track, signalling, telecoms and M&E systems taking responsibility for the civils interface with all of these systems. You will be responsible for ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and on budget.

Skills & Experience

To apply for this role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Proven rail civil engineering experience
  • Construction management background
  • Civils / Signals / Telecoms / E&P
  • Ideally currently previously approved as a CRE
  • Ideally degree qualified in civil engineering
  • Experience interfacing with other non-civils disciplines
  • History of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Applicants will have risen through the engineering ranks and be able to demonstrate strong technical knowledge to back up their management skills
  • Commitment to health and safety as the first priority
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Commercial / budgetary acumen
  • Excellent motivational skills; leads by example
  • Permanently eligible to work in the UK and currently based in the country

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