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Date Added: Thu 19/01/2023

Assistant Possession Planner

Bodmin, PL31, UK
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Company: MPI LIMITED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Title: Assistant Possession Planner
Contract Dates: ASAP - 03/12/23
Location: Poole, Dorset
*INSIDE IR35*
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)
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.
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
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Track competences relevant to role (Safe System of Work Planner, COSS, IWA, PTS)
COMPETENCIES
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 values
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