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SSOW & Possessions Planner

Job Description

SSOW & Possessions Planner

Location: Hampshire

Salary / Benefits: Circa £50,000 - £55,000 plus package


A successful Principal Contractor and Framework Contractor to Network Rail specialising in a whole manner of off-track services, including vegetation management, on-track plant hire, ecological support, civil engineering and fencing is looking for an experienced SSOW & Possession Planner.

Role Overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a Planner experienced in line possessions, to take ownership of planning and have an impact through developing processes and structure.

Your responsibilities will include coordinating and managing line blocks/possessions, principally within NR's Southern Region, and the planning and creation of Safe System of Work plans, in line with internal and external standards. In doing so, you will utilise your strong interpersonal and communication skills to work closely with our Project Managers and the external client to deliver a highly organised and exceptional service. You will be confident to challenge issues and take a 'one-team' attitude in their resolution.

You will attend and represent COOMBES at possession management meetings - as well as internal planning meetings - to coordinate, identify and ensure that all requirements have been identified and integrated. It will also be necessary to work flexibly in response to changing requirements and to be successful in delivery.

Identifying opportunities to streamline and make efficiencies in planning multiple worksites, whilst ensuring compliance with NR's 019 standard, will support your success in this role.

Essential Experience

- Significant experience of works planning and scheduling within a rail environment
- Hold a valid PTS and SSOWP competency
- A firm understanding of Network Rail's (NR) standards, with knowledge and experience of planning in NR's Southern Region.
- Any cross- region/ route knowledge would be advantageous, but not essential.
- Sdept in NR's Possession Planning System (PPS) with strong experience of MS Excel and Railhub.

For further information and to apply please get in touch.

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