Assistant possession planner

  • Job Reference: KU0062
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Coyle Personnel
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  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Design
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 Months

Job Description


Assistant possession planner

Job Purpose

Working with Delivery Planner  and other Assistant Delivery Planners to order and validate worksites, Temporary Speed Restrictions, Haulage, On Track Machines and Isolation orders for the depot.  Provide a Planning Delivery Safe Works / Safe Systems Of Works planning service in support of site delivery activities through GRIP4.

Key Accountabilities

Input plan requirements to Possession Planning System and Network Rail Online Logistics to meet industry timescales

Attend prepossession planning meetings as required to make sure possession / isolation limits are inputted and allocated correctly

Enter train, On Track Machine, and isolation plan requirements into the appropriate planning systems, formally ordering resources in line with the HO Senior Campaign Managers plan.

Liaise with the Depot Primavera Planner to make sure the programme is up to date. Highlight changes that require change control

Work with Site Managers and Supervisors to produce Planning Delivery Safe Works permits / Safe Systems Of Work plans

Work within the Grip 4 Track stage gate / review timescales

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


•             Proven ability to build relationships with customers and stakeholders.

•             Working knowledge of access and haulage planning systems and processes.

•             Proven experience in delivering to agreed timelines and standards

•             Good communication skills and a customer focussed approach

•             Ability to handle shot term pressures arising from short term deadlines to achieve the requirements


•             Understanding of train service structure and commercial and practical implications of implementing changes to the timetable