Senior Strategic Planner

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2150681

About the company

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

The System Operator function leads on strategy, capacity and timetable planning, as well as regulatory issues within the company. We shape tomorrow's railway to meet the long term needs of the rail industry, its users, funders and stakeholders by understanding what the future requirements of the railway are. We also plan the long term capability of the network, promoting the efficient use of network capacity.

About the team

The Strategic Planning team within the System Operator function is responsible for proposing robust and integrated long term, evidence-based outcomes in conjunction with rail industry partners. These proposed outcomes are translated into interventions to be developed, and the outputs, including business cases, then used to engage with potential funders. This is essential for the company to secure funding needed to effectively manage and develop the network.

Who are you looking for?

This is a fantastic and broad role which allows interaction with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. This role would suit a strategic thinker and excellent communicator who can influence the future strategy of the network. Due to broadness of this role, there are great progression opportunities to not only grow within the team, but also to move to other areas.

What will I be doing in this role?

As Senior Strategic Planner you will take the lead in the development and implementation of strategic plans within the London North Eastern & East Midlands Route, as well as supporting large programmes such as High Speed 2.

This will include leading Continuous Modular Strategic Planning studies and generating other strategic documents as well as providing other strategic advice. The role requires the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including the Department for Transport and other statutory bodies responsible for transport planning, in respect of opportunities for enhancements and improvements through on-going renewals. This role will allow the successful individual to develop, progress and influence the future strategy for the infrastructure of the network.

What will the day to day look like?

What skills and experiences are required?


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: '42,336 - '47,628

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: 31st May 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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