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    Possession Planner

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    Salary to be discussed upon application

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    01992 501111

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    Initial 6 month contract

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​Possession Planner

Location: Various

Salary/Rate: Not Specified

This post is critical in the development and delivery of robust SSOW plans. The role will involve close liaison with a wide range of people, within and external to Invensys Rail. These include Field Operations, Engineering and Projects staff as well as Network Rail.

Key Accountabilites

•Responsibility for production of project SSOW plans to time and budget

•Ensure 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 Rail’s 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 Invensys 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 within Invensys, our delivery partners and key stakeholders.

•Support / assist the Engineering Access Manager as necessary with Invensys business requirements


•Accident and incident measured against targets and good safety culture maintained within the team

•Quality of Plans produced

•Non compliances raised during audits

•Undertake IPMS and personal development in a timely manner

Essential Skills and Experience

•PC literate with experience in the use of Windows packages

•Analytical and problem solving skills

•Good communication, organisational and time management skills

•Excellent attention to detail

•Strong safety awareness

•Able to prepare and implement effective plans

•Highly motivated, with a commitment to the Invensys values

Qualifications or Certifications

•PTS (AC/DC), COSS and SSOW (Core Planner level 2) qualifications

•Membership of Institution of Railway Operators (desirable)