Strategic Planner

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2141963

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From the rejuvenation of King's Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe's largest civil engineering project ' Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain

The System Operator leads on strategic planning and regulatory issues within the company. Network Strategy & Planning shapes tomorrow's railway to meet the long-term needs of the rail industry, its users, funders and stakeholders. This is done by understanding what the future requirements of the railway are and planning the long-term capability of the network promoting the efficient use of network capacity. We are responsible for producing robust, integrated long term plans, in conjunction with other rail stakeholders. These are translated into proposed interventions to be developed and the output used to engage with potential funders. This is essential for the company to secure funding needed to effectively manage and develop the network.

Current Projects

Currently we are leading the industry long term planning process in determining the future needs and requirements of the railway. This includes incorporating the aspirations of High Speed 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail and ensuring collaboration between the various programmes and stakeholders.

The scope of the work varies from working with local councils on small scale aspirations to supporting the developments of multimillion pound schemes delivering benefits the UK economy. In this role you will be managing development of specific route plans whilst provide consistency in cross-industry planning.

On a typical day in this role you will be:

Developing / contributing to plans for specified routes both from internal and external perspective, based on needs and priorities of stakeholders. You will Prepare reports on route plans, customer requirements and engagements whilst assist in identifying the needs and priorities of stakeholders monitoring to ensure they are being met.

Undertake analysis work for capacity studies, and develop train service specifications for assessment and business case development. Identifying the industry benefits of rail capacity changes and journey time improvements. You will also work with sponsors of major asset renewal and enhancement schemes to develop in alignment with Route Strategies in development and the delivery of major benefits.

The role will be based in Manchester, however in this role you will be traveling to different office locations to meet with other team members and stakeholders.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Next Steps,

Formal interviews will be taking place W/C 4th March

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 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 '2,250).

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: 25th February 2019

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 February 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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