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Access Planner - Brentwood/ Dartford/ Stratford

Colas Rail
Stratford, United Kingdom
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Transport and Logistics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

At Colas Rail, we have over one hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of train run on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail. We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment - constantly seeking to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, but to also continuously develop and support our people.

Purpose of the Role

We are seeking an Access Possessions Planner for the South East Route, the role will see you based out of Brentwood/Dartford/Stratford offices managing the possession plan for Track Renewals Plain Line CP5 & CP6 Programme - planning worksites/possession/project arrangements, submitting possession request forms using the PPS system & supporting the Construction Teams on possession arrangements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collate and input possession requirements.
  • Assist with the provision of information into the planning of all works.
  • Liaise with the infrastructure maintainer.
  • Produce possession plans and identify possession/isolation limits.
  • Attend all pre-possession meetings to ensure possession/isolations are of the greatest benefit to Track Renewals.
  • Brief planned possession works to all parties.
  • Produce possession, access and protection planning on behalf of the project team.
  • Assist the project team as directed by Management.
  • Deputise for OTM/Train Planner as required.
  • Provide compliant worksites with Train, OTM & isolation plans for the project works and ensure the team understand requirements.
  • Highlight efficiencies that can be made to the project team.
  • Identify project risks / opportunities and participate in the management process

Person Specification

  • Good Understanding of the construction / railway industry.
  • Proven experience in access planning and the use of PPS is essential.
  • Highly effective motivator with strong written and spoken communication skills and the capability of interfacing at all levels in the organisation.
  • An ability to handle short term pressures arising from short term deadlines to achieve planning targets.
  • Computer Literacy and the use of planning tools such as PPS, NROL, EAS, ACT.

What we Offer

At Colas Rail we know how important job satisfaction is for everyone to support with life at home, your health and financial well-being, that's why in return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 34 days Annual Leave (including bank holidays)
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Industry leading Life Assurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Long Service Award
  • Season Ticket Loan

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom hold three core values: Care, Share and Dare. We take care of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges; we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We continually innovate and expand in new markets.

We value and encourage diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in. We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.


At Colas Rail, we’ve made safety, quality, and sustainability our legacy. Across every part of the railway lifecycle, every day, we use our shared values, culture of care, and daring mindset to impact infrastructure forever.

Now, we need more people to create their own legacy alongside our multi-faceted team – whether you’re at home on the rail or coming to our industry for the first time. Working at Colas Rail is joining a collaborative team at the forefront of its industry. But, more than that, it’s your opportunity to do work that leaves a mark – and rise to the challenge of creating the future of mobility.

What sets us apart is the way we prioritise safety while daring to be different. For us, they’re deeply intertwined. When you feel safe and confident about your role, your team, and your career, you’re poised to push ahead – to make daring choices, share new ideas, and exceed expectations.

From day one, you’ll be empowered to do your best work and encouraged to share your unique perspective. You’ll be at home in a team where everyone’s equal and approachable. And you’ll be in control of your own career and growth with training and professional development.

It’s a place where everyone is welcome, every day is different, and every opportunity is in reach. And a place where you can leave a legacy that lasts for generations.


At Colas Rail, we’re united behind three key values that drive our culture and are our guiding principles for everything we do.


Every day, we demonstrate our care for the people that make everything we do

possible. We prioritise care for each other, our partners, the environment, and

our own wellbeing.


The unique talents, experiences and personalities across Colas Rail aren’t just

recognised – they’re encouraged and shared at every level. That’s where new

ideas and innovation is born.


As an international leader, we dare to take on responsibilities and drive industry-wide

transformation. And we trust our daring teams to take on new challenges and large-scale


Our Principles of employment

  • To provide safe and healthy working conditions for all employees
  • To provide an open, challenging, rewarding and participative environment for all who work in the company
  • To train and develop all employees to achieve their full potential
  • To communicate the goals, direction and performance of the company
  • To reward collective and individual abilities, as well as personal performance
  • To provide a working environment which encourages teamwork, commitment and loyalty
  • To ensure open access to career opportunities.

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