Isolation Planner [Delivery] - Manchester Square One

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2149872

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

London North Western (LNW), the largest of Network Rail's route businesses, is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

LNW's vision for the five years to 2024 is 'One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers.' We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a '5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.

The purpose of this role is to produce and publish isolation plans and isolation documentation to meet work deliverer requests. Isolation plans and associated documentation must comply with the Electrified Lines Working Instructions and applicable Network Rail standards.

Key Accountabilities

1. Review draft access plans and identify work/possession proposals which may require amendment due to isolation requirements.

2. Produce isolation plans and documentation in accordance with Electrified Lines Working Instructions in response to isolation requests from work deliverers.

3. Maintain records specific to the isolation planning process as required by the Standards and the Railway Safety Case.

4. Assist in the identification and implementation of safety, quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.

5. Identify and manage the planning of multiple electrical worksites within requested isolation(s).

6. Identify and manage the planning of switching requirements, and switching provider for isolation(s) with multiple Isolation Providers.

7. Participate in competency assessment arrangements.

Jobs Skills, Experience and Qualifications


' Effective communicator with a good understanding of IT

' Knowledge of the Electrified Lines Working Instructions and isolation planning standards.

' Knowledge of methods of working for isolation planning and the taking of isolations.

' Knowledge of electrical feeding arrangements

' Knowledge of Rulebook, Sectional Appendix, Weekly Operation Notices and other relevant documentation

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 factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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 benefits including 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 '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '36,000 - '40,000 per annum.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Salary: '36,000 - '40,000 per annum

Closing date: 20th 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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