Access/Possession Planner

  • Job Reference: 37844
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity alert! Are you passionate about Railway Interface Planning and Engineering Access Planning? We seek a talented individual to join our team and support our business operations in these critical areas.

As part of this role, you will collaborate closely with our Programme & Construction Delivery teams, engaging with customers and stakeholders on Waste Infra programmes. You will ensure that all Rail requirements are met, including BAPAs, and effectively communicate complex Rail-specific issues to our stakeholders.

If you thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy tackling the challenges of Rail schemes, this role is perfect for you. Join us in delivering excellence and making a difference in the Rail industry!

What you’ll be doing as an Access/Possession Planner
  • The interface between Thames departments and rail firms, owning the relationship and supporting Water and Waste schemes delivery within this environment.
  • Planning all track access activities where we are undertaking this role.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of possession arrangements. Proactively deliver track access and operational interface elements of projects within timescales during planning and implementation.
  • Ensure engineering access timescales and critical milestones are met.
  • Attend rail possession/territory meetings to ensure necessary track access is obtained.
  • Identify possession/engineering access risks and implement mitigation measures throughout the possession lifecycle.
This role will be hybrid-based at our Maple Lodge offices; you will be required to work on our sites and external sites as the needs of the business require

36 hours a week, Monday to Friday, 9 am -5 pm
This role requires a driver's licence and access to a car.

What you should bring to the role
  • Working knowledge of engineering access planning tools (including PPS, GZAC, Sectional Appendix, Train Planning, Electrical Isolation booking process, Rules of the Route, etc.)Experience of WON and operating notice material, understanding its significance to the possession and the impact on railway operators (e.g. signallers, train drivers).
  • Controller of Site Safety (COSS)/ Safe Work Leader (SWL) Understanding of vital operational roles and how they can affect possession performance (e.g. Signaller, PICOP, ES, COSS, LXA, OLE Nominated person, etc.)
  • Full knowledge of the Rule Book and 019 procedure, railway operating rules, regulations for train signalling and group standards.
  • Sentinel - Personal Track Safety (PTS) is not essential for this role
  • Computer experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, GIS and Railway databases
  • Commercial awareness and ability to manage work packages and identify change.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.