Planning Assistant

Planning Assistant West Bromwich, England

Network Rail
Full Time West Bromwich, England 20000 - 25000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Planning Assistant (Infrastructure Maintenance)


West Bromwich, GB

Department Name

BW ISM Sandwell & Dudley Indirect (857036) G2

About Network Rail

Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We're an organisation where people matter. Watch our video to find out more!

About our people and the recruitment process -
We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

Brief Description

Provide support and assistance in all aspects of Delivery Unit Planning activities.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

1. Assist the Delivery Unit Planning team as directed.

2. Assist in the production of the Delivery Unit Period Possession Plan and resource schedules.

3. Submit and process a variety of Access and Resource Planning requests in compliance with agreed processes and procedures.

4. Accurately input, update and maintain relevant planning systems and records as required.

5. Assist in the coordination and optimisation of all resources for efficient maintenance delivery.

6. Provide effective support to plan changes and emergency works.

7. Liaise with external and internal contacts across functions in relation to the planning requests.

8. Assist in the preparation of reports as required.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of access planning processes and systems
  • Knowledge of relevant standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of operational railway environment
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills


  • Knowledge of maintenance processes and techniques
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Planning Systems

Salary: around £20,000 to £25,000 dependent on experience.

Closing date: 6th June 2023. - Late applications will not be accepted.

What does our recruitment process look like?

  • Once you have applied, our Recruitment Specialist will look at your CV.
  • If your experience matches what we're looking for, you'll be invited to an Interview.

Drugs and Alcohol Standard:

Our Drugs and Alcohol Standard is changing as of 16.01.2023. All prospective candidates who have not been offered a conditional role by 16.01.2023 will be required to undergo and pass a drugs and alcohol test. Your application will be rescinded if you record a positive test. All positive drugs and alcohol test results for prospective candidates will be securely held on Sentinel database and a 5 year suspension from applying for a safety critical role, a role which requires PTS certification or a Key Safety role on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure will be enforced.

You can visit Evenbreaks Career Hive for advice on accessibility support if you're unsure of the options available. Should you require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please add a note to your application.

Planning Assistant
Network Rail
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Andrew Haines
$5 to $10 billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Non-profit Organisation
General Repair & Maintenance
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