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Job Title: Assistant Possession Planner

Contract Dates: ASAP - 03/12/23

Location: Poole, Dorset


Assistant Planner required to work from Bodmin for Devon & Cornwall project. Must hold SSOW Planner competence (COSS & Engineering Supervisor competence is desirable but not essential)


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.


  • 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 demonstrable 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 values