Timetable Planner

Network Rail


Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: IRC2192719

Network Rail are revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. We do it all for our passengers. Passionate about phenomenal service, we take care to understand their needs, listen to their comments, and fulfil all our promises. Together, we're building a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

As an operational planner you are tasked with crafting train timetables, carefully analysing and balancing a wide range of factors ' ultimately, you make vital decisions that impact on millions of people and organisations.

The routes trains travel, and the times at which they do so, must be carefully and intricately planned. By making sure trains follow the right paths at the right times, we make sure passengers and freight arrive at their destinations safely and on time. This keeps customers happy and supports the national economy. We produce national timetables which cover the journeys of over 20,000 trains, every day and night. Building these plans is a huge task. It's also hugely rewarding.

You will be building train timetables. Put simply, whether it's getting commuters to work on time or making sure freight makes a clear journey to its depot, you help Britain to run more efficiently. Constantly assessing timetable data, you'll know exactly what services you can offer. There are several important factors to carefully consider and balance. There are rigorous rules and guidelines to ensure trains are scheduled safely and efficiently that you need to know and follow. You'll need to take account of our critical maintenance and improvement work. Along the way, you'll help us develop innovative solutions to the challenges of complex capacity analysis and optimisation. You'll also contribute to improved ways of working. What's more, you'll speak directly to our customers, explaining and negotiating the best possible schedules for them.

Do you have?

Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions.

Network Rail align to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre 'employment vetting. Network Rail screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

Network Rail encourages 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 relevant factor. 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 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 '3000 (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.

The starting salary for this role is '24,500 per annum.

Closing date: 21st August 2020

Please note the assessment process will involve completion of a online technical test. If successful, we will invite you to a participate in an online interview. Please note this will be a two part process.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 75 Minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

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