Possession Planner

  • Job Reference: 00001031-1
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: XYZ Rail Ltd
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
  • Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Other Rail Jobs, Safety & Health Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing business, we are looking for an experienced Possession Planner to take responsibility for access planning and all associated documentation for a busy portfolio of projects. Based at one of our offices in Carlisle or Penrith. This challenging and exciting opportunity, based in our Penrith office, requires someone with demonstrable experience in managing multiple projects that require resourcing within a rail and civil engineering environment

About us

We deliver design, construction, maintenance, and enhancement projects for both the rail and non-rail sectors, offering complete packages encompassing buildings and civils, structures, earthworks & geotechnical, lineside infrastructure, vegetation clearance, fencing, drainage and permanent way works.

We also manage specialist industrial and commercial schemes such as multi-model distribution warehousing, office buildings, rail to road transport interchange depots and maintenance facilities. We also deliver groundworks and civils and install all types of pavement including “ALL Weather” surfacing for racetracks, aircraft stands and aprons, wood storage facilities, lorry parks etc.

We have a specialist fleet of Rail and Civils Plant and Equipment which as well as servicing our contracts and is available for External Hire.

We provide Logistics and Storage (Including Major Incident Response) 24hr service individually bespoke for clients’ needs and requirements.

The Role

The purpose of this role is the booking of worksites and isolations using Network Rail Possession Planning System (PPS) and to be fully conversant with GZAC. You will be required to attend meetings and be responsible for the monitoring of the work scheduling process and to ensure that the approved procedures are followed. Identify and assist in the implementation of quality and efficiency improvement initiatives. To produce SSOW packs in accordance with Network Rail company standard NR/L2/OHS/019 Safety of people working on or near the line. 

What do we need from you?


  • GCSE’s in Maths & English
  • IOSH
  • Safe System of Work Planner
  • MC,CC,TL
  • Understanding of planning process
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process
  • In-depth knowledge of group & line standards
  • Knowledge of HSE requirements
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Ability to work to challenging deadlines and cope with pressure at busy times.
  • Self-motivated, to constantly improve upon established policies and procedures.
  • A confident individual who is able to build relationships quickly and work flexibly and in a reactive and proactive way.


What can you expect?

You can expect a competitive salary (up to £45K) and a package that includes a great pension scheme, 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, and access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Our Core Values, known as the “Three C’s: Creative; Considerate and Collaborative”  define who we are, how we do business, how we treat our people, clients, clients and stakeholders and the beliefs by which we will guide our actions, set direction, and plan for our future every day.

We all have the potential to shape our world, at XYZ we are innovative and are continually developing creative solutions to real challenges. and we work together to solve problems that need to be solved. We work together to make a difference, if there is a better way, we will find it together by constantly challenging ourselves and others to find smarter ways of working.

If you bring your talent and ambition to XYZ Rail you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to both our and your future.

If you are successful, we will undertake the relevant pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying you’re driving and a health assessment. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

XYZ Rail & Civils is committed to equal opportunities for all, we are an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process; we accept all job applications in a variety of formats and should you need any documents in a different format or require any further support or assistance please contact the HR Team by email.