Possession Planning Engineer - 12 Month FTC

Job Description

Siemens Mobility inspires the world to move forward more intelligently and sustainably. We’re engineering AI driven, IoT empowered transportation, giving people more freedom and the planet a greener future. And, we’re inspiring the world of work to be more progressive – leading by example in how we support our colleagues in innovating, learning and living.

At Siemens, we’ve introduced the #newnormal where we’re encouraged to work flexibly. It’s all yours to decide what you’re going to achieve, where and how – unlocking your full potential with our unconditional support. Because, as our colleagues will tell you, if there’s anything Siemens is as forward-thinking about as technology, it’s your wellbeing. It’s being agile, understanding you and giving you all you need to thrive. 

Deliver all aspects of Engineering Access Planning, ensuring the safe, efficient, and cost-effective planning of Siemens engineering access. Deliver the co-ordinated planning, resourcing, and implementation of engineering access in accordance with project timescales and industry standards. To effectively manage resources including quality, safety, time, costs, people, materials, and tools / equipment 

What are my responsibilities?

  • Responsibility for delivery of engineering access safely, to time and within budget
  • Endure the safety culture is authentic zero accident / incident
  • Responsibility for planning all track access activities and managing the required resources
  • Responsibility for compliance with appropriate legislation and standards
  • Ensure that all resources hold appropriate qualifications / licences for the activities carried out.
  • Ensure rework cycles on projects are minimised and lesson learnt are implemented
  • Implementation of approved best practice techniques to ensure standards are maintained
  • Apply appropriate planning, safety, and performance measures to all Siemens engineering possessions.
  • Maintain accurate and details records of possession arrangements
  • Proactively deliver track access and operational interface elements of projects within timescales during both planning and implementation
  • Ensure engineering access timescales and critical milestones are met
  • Produce and book robust, safe, deliverable & technically compliant possessions, worksites, signalling disconnections and electrical isolations on behalf of Siemens.
  • Book engineering and test trains as required (via NROL or Network Rail processes)
  • Attend Network Rail possession / territory meetings to ensure appropriate deconfliction of works and appropriate access is obtained.
  • Book / confirm appropriate possession resources.
  • Resolve possession / Worksite conflicts to deliver the Siemens plan, whilst minimising commercial risk
  • Identify possession / engineering access risks and implement mitigation risks throughout the possession lifecycle
  • Produce WON section C, D and Operating Notice material and submit to Network Rail within timescales
  • Negotiate with Network Rail, Train and Freight Operating Companies for disruptive / enhances possessions and access to Network Rail and third party owned depots / yards.
  • Support submission of Siemens tender documentation, ensuring that possession, isolation and signalling disconnection strategies are identified and secured.
  • Provide professional advice from an operations / engineering access viewpoint

Education Requirements: 
  • Track competences relevant to role (Safe System of Work Planner, SWL2, ES, SWL1, COSS, IWA,)
Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum of 5 years railway operations experience of which 2 years should include planning / management of engineering work.
  • Good communication skills at all levels of department and other disciplines also customer and suppliers
  • Excellent IT skills (specifically MS Office)
  • The ability to prioritise workload and achieve objectives
  • A high degree of self-direction
  • Commercial awareness and ability to manage work packages and identify change
  • A proven track record of delivery, with demonstratable ability to form effective working relationships
  • Through knowledge of the rule book, railway operating rules, regulations for train signalling and group standards
  • Sound working knowledge of engineering access planning tools (including PPS, Green Zone Planner, Sectional Appendix, Train Planning, Electrical Isolation booking process, Engineering Access Statement and on-trac/e-pic systems)
  • Appreciation of ORR Informed Traveller regulations and Network Rail Schedule 4 compensation structure for disruption to Train and Freight Operating Companies
  • Technical competence demonstratable by appropriate SSOW planner licence
  • Hold full UK driving licence

Specific Health, Safety and Environmental Responsibilities for this Post: 

  • Follow the good examples set by the Project Manager in creating a robust Health and Safety culture within the project
  • Set an example by their own actions and activities 
  • Set targets and objectives for Health and Safety and environmental for their direct staff, use the staff dialogues process for managing Health and Safety and environmental objectives 
  • Ensure that directed staff are capable and competent to undertake the tasks allocated to them 
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Siemens Project Health & Safety Plan, Project Quality Plan and Project Environmental Plan on projects responsible for and in compliance with PCL requirements
  • Responsibility for undertaking the role of Responsible Manager for RIPs activities where the Project Manager requires. This includes ensuring the RIPs plans are suitable for the work, nominating competent safety critical personal to safely execute the works, monitoring the requirements of the RIPs plans and undertaking verification checks on plans to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • Communicate and encourage feedback on H &S and environmental issues

This role requireS regular travel to our deport in Ashington, so candidates must be capable and willing to travel frequently. 


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Full-time

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