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Section Planner [Off Track] - Secondment / Fixed Term Post until June 2021

Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Closes: 20 Dec 2020
Inverkeithing, United Kingdom GBP 25,500.00 - 28,500.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2200757

About Network Rail

We at network rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to growBrief Description

Using corporate planning processes, systems and databases, undertake the development of detailed, fully resourced and optimised work plans for approval by Section Managers.

This is a secondment/fixed term position until June 2021.
About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities
Plan and optimise all agreed work activities for the section.
Accurately update systems, databases and records as required.
Produce Safe System of Work plans.
Submit green zone access and isolation requests.
Produce draft quarterly plans.
Manage weekly Plan-Do-Review meetings.
Represent Section Managers at planning meetings.
Collate and maintain infrastructure maintenance records.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Work Plan production and resource optimisation skills
  • Scheduling profile in work planning/scheduling system
  • Core Planning Skills Level 2
  • Knowledge of access and possession processes and systems
  • Safe System of Work Planning Process and System
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills


  • Knowledge of maintenance delivery processes and techniques
How to apply (External)

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

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 commitment to safety in their application.

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Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the pay range advertised.

This is a fixed term position until June 2021.

Grade: Band 5

Salary: £25,500 to £28,500

Closing date: Wednesday 25th November 2020 - late applications will not be accepted.

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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