Job Title: Assistant Possession Planner
Contract Dates: 11/07/2022 - 11/07/2023
Location: Birmingham - Local to Stone/Stafford required
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
Produce safe and effective Safe System of Work Plans in accordance with project timescales and industry standards. Manage resources including quality, safety, time, costs, people, materials, and tools / equipment for the task.
Assist in the delivery and co-ordination of project plan, resourcing and implementation of engineering access in accordance with project timescales and industry standards.
Must hold SSOW planner competence.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY / TASKS:
Responsibility for production of project Safe System of Work Packs to time and budget
Endure the safety culture is authentic zero accident / incident
Plan safe systems of work for nominated projects with appropriate safety and performance measures applied, within required timescales
Maintain accurate and detailed records of SSOW plans.
Produce plans compliant with operational standards, rules, and procedures.
Attend site to identify risks / hazards, enabling production of robust SSOW plans
Book track access as required through Network Rails Green Zone Access process
Ensure appropriate protection staff and equipment are booked / confirmed within timescales
Ensure appropriate risk assessments are carried out prior to issue of SSOW plans
Assist in resolving track access conflicts to deliver the Siemens plan, whilst minimising commercial risk.
Identify risks associated with work on or near the line and put in place mitigation measures.
Deliver safe and efficient engineering access, whilst maximising access opportunities
Develop effective working relationships with Siemens, our delivery partners, and key stakeholders.
Support /assist the Head of Infrastructure Access as necessary with Siemens business requirements.
Maintain and hold appropriate licence for the activities carried out
Track competences relevant to role (Safe System of Work Planner, COSS, IWA, PTS)
Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum of 2 years railway operations experience
Good communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent IT skills (specifically MS Office)
Experience carrying out duties of a COSS
Technical competence demonstratable by appropriate SSOW planner licence
Through knowledge of the rule book, group standards and other documentation relating to Possessions, SSOW planning and electrical isolations.
railway operating rules, regulations for train signalling and group standards
Excellent working knowledge of SSOW planning tool (including Green Zone Planner, Sectional Appendix, Weekly Operating Notice, Engineering Access Statement, hazard directory and on-trac/e-pic systems)
Understanding of key operational roles and how they can affect engineering access (Signaller, SWL, E/S, COSS)
Commercial awareness and ability to identify change
Hold full UK driving licence
Specific Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities for this Post:
Follow the good examples set by the Head of Infrastructure Access in creating a robust Health and Safety culture within Siemens
Set an example by their own actions and activities
When unable to rectify or remedy unsafe situations either stop work if the risk is too high and/or report the deficiency (and involve HSQE) to the Project Manager for action
Additional Requirements / Comments:
Must be willing to travel and lodge away from home depot to meet operational needs of the business
Excellent attention to detail
Highly motivated with a commitment to Siemens values