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Infrastructure Train Planner


Location: Cheshire East

Job Type: Full time


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Post Details

Job Title: Location: Crewe.

Infrastructure Train Planner.

Shifts: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30

Reports to: Infrastructure Planning Manager.

Purpose Of Job

To carry out planning workloads efficiently and effectively to comply with network code and industry processes.

To work within the wider planning team to ensure that the weekly train plan is implemented in a timely and efficient manner, liaising with industry contacts as necessary. Particular emphasis will be placed upon producing a plan that maximises profitability for Freightliner Heavy Haul whilst meeting customer requirements.

Principal Activities and Accountabilities

Work as directed by Infrastructure Planning Manager.

Meet strict deadlines.

Work as part of the planning team to deliver weekly train plan as required to provide a first class service to both customer and Freightliner Heavy Haul.

Examination of Network Rail documentation and possession train orders.

Production of train crew diagrams making most efficient use of the driver resources.

Liaising as necessary with industry partners and suppliers.

Work with operations and rosters as required.

Work as required to ensure that all duties are carried out.

Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications and Training

A good knowledge of freight train operations with a sound knowledge of railway geography is required.

Excellent Planning skills, with the ability to produce diagrams for operational staff which are compliant with all internal and industry criteria.

Good computer skills, including the ability to use NROL (train planning software), TOPS/TRUST and general office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team