Senior Station Capacity Planner

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2145313

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

About the function & team

Although being known for engineering, Network Rail is a company of many disciplines, working on some of the country's biggest infrastructure projects.

Our dedicated Station Capacity team specialises in assessing station layouts in relation to people movement. We use specialist pedestrian simulation techniques and software to identify capacity issues related to station structures. We work on both short and long term projects, from small to large, across the various project stages.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with significant experience in pedestrian planning and modelling. In the role, it will be necessary to have a good work ethic, to work successfully as part of a team, and to want to make a difference in their work!

Tell me more, what will I be doing?

Being part of the Station Capacity Team, you will help in the redesign and planning of some of the UK's busiest stations. There are three vacancies on this level. You will be the Station Capacity lead on a programme which means you will form a close working relationship with the relevant stakeholders and advise them on demand forecasting to be used for stations on the route as well as what the station capacity requirements are for the stations on the route. You will also be looking after a region. You will be liaising with our Strategic Planners and Commercial Scheme Sponsors and provide day to day advice on station capacity issues.

What skills / experiences do I need?

' Chartered professional qualification (TPP) through CIHT or TPS, or able to demonstrate equivalent experience.

' Masters level in Transport Planning, or relevant experience.

' Associate Director level experience, running a variety of pedestrian modelling projects as a project leader dealing directly with clients.

' Demonstrable expertise and knowledge of standards relating to station design, capacity and evaluation criteria in order to certify station designs.

' Strong understanding of the Rail Industry planning cycles and processes.

' Proven ability to engage with internal / external customers and stakeholders building collaborative relationships

' Demonstrate good project management skills, having had responsibility for delivering projects within agreed timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations on projects/ programmes, dealing directly with clients.

' Knowledge of passenger forecasting techniques used in the transport industry to understand and inform the gaps and risks associated with them when using this for station capacity analysis.

' Familiar with innovations and technological advancements in the industry in order to test and evaluate new technologies in a railway environment.

' Demonstrable experience of managing and developing teams.

' Excellent communication and interpersonal skills ' written and verbal, including writing and reviewing reports, writing fee proposals and presenting to stakeholders.

' Can demonstrate complex problem solving, decision making and analytical skills, especially where no set guideline exist.

We would also like but not essential

Additional information

The role is based in our London office at 1 Eversholt Street but you may work out of your regions office from time to time.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing why you think you would be the right person for the role, and what interests you about it.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Salary '50,400 - '56,700

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Closing date: 25th March 2019, 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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