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8 months ago
Colas Rail
Location: Rugby
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Planning Jobs
Support the Freight Planning & Access team to deliver Robust & Economic Train Plans that ensure the profitability and maintain the reputation of the business.

Key Success Measures


Safety ¿ Support the implementation of the Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.


Profitability ¿ Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.


Quality ¿ Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.


Respect ¿ Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability


Produce Weekly Train to Customer requirements, ensuring all Train paths are compliant with Network Rail Train Planning Rules and Engineering Access Requirements. Apply for RT3973 Documentation with Network Rail as appropriate.


Work collaboratively with Network Rail Train Planners to ensure the business achieves optimum trailing loads and train timings in order to deliver excellent service to our customers.


Develop Rolling Spot Bid pathing for new traffic, progress to inclusion into the Working Time Table and secure Firm - Access Rights with Network Rail through the PDNS process. Apply for changes to Sectional Running Times as appropriate.


Analysis of the Network Rail T22 Statement and production of the Informed Traveler T18 Bid, ensuring that Customer aspirations are met wherever possible subject to route availability. Check T14 Informed Traveler Offer and resolve any issues with the Network Rail Informed Traveler team prior to T12 Upload to TRUST.


Progress any agreed late notice possessions by Network Rail, informing the Commercial Contracts team of any impact on Customer services.


Produce the PDNS Statement to Network Rail ensuring Colas Rail's existing WTT paths are protected and any changes (including RSB paths) are included into the relevant Working Timetable.


Undertake weekly WON Check to ensure all disruption by Network Rail Engineering Work is accounted for each week.


Compile the 6-Week EAS Outlook Summary to Customers & Colas Resource Planners. Compile Internal Weekly Engineering T1 advice.


Compile Customer Train Plans and ensure these are communicated clearly and in a timely manner to the Resource Team/Control and Commercial Departments.


Record Track Access charges to Train flows.


As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.


Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification

The jobholder will have:

* Excellent Communication Skills.

* Excellent Railway Geographical knowledge.

* Flexible approach to Problem Solving.

* Thorough knowledge of Network Rail Train Planning Rules and Engineering Access Statement.

* Thorough Knowledge of IT and Railway applications e.g. Microsoft Office, TRUST & TPS.

* Flexible approach to working hours.

Behavioral Skills

* Energy ¿ 'Get up and go' attitude of a leader

* Energise ¿ Lead, manage and inspire my team

* Edge ¿ Maximise my personal edge

* Execute ¿ Make things happen

* Engage ¿ Stay close to the client

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

Recruitment agencies

Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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