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About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britains railway. From Crossrail Europes largest civil engineering project to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and state of the art ventures that this country has ever seen.
This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations, a newly formed division of Route Services that procures safe, consistent, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain.
We strive to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.
What do we do?
Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to own a safe and efficient railway.
Every year we:
Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.
Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.
Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.
Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.
Behind the scenes we:
Process 7,000,000,000 of payments.
Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls. Brief Description
As a Logistic Specialist in Fleet and Engineering, you will carry out efficient and effective planning and rostering duties for the internal people and asset resources, your role will be to make sure that we are consistently meeting the maximum availability and reliability requirements expected of the team to deliver our services. Previous skills and knowledge of rostering large number of resources is desirable for this role. We all have a part to play in making sure our activities perform and are safe in doing so and so you will be offered training and development appropriate to your position to make sure you have the right skills to continue to improve.

Please not it is essential for you to have previous experience with planning and rostering resources.

About the role (External)
Key Accountabilities

1. Develop and plan the service delivery requirements against an agreed work bank considering resource delivery readiness, de-confliction with other possessions and resource or delivery constraints/efficiency
2. Review, assess and manage the impact of change to the work bank and agree outcome with customer
3. Support the team in the production of control period and annual plans for demand planning purposes
4. Conduct post-delivery performance reviews and follow up on improvement actions that are identified from the reviews
5. Support and conduct weekly plan reviews with customers, work delivery partners and suppliers
6. Support in the development and implementation of safety, planning and delivery performance, customer and work deliverer partner satisfaction and continuous improvement initiatives
7. Working with other parts of SCO, manage the allocation of the fleet required to make the plan deliverable and efficient
8. Collate agreed contractual data to support management of specified contracts
9. Collate agreed performance data against specified KPIs to assist in the identification and implementation of improvement initiatives

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Able to specify all aspects of worksite and possession parameters
Detailed knowledge of relevant railway geography and network capability
Detailed knowledge of relevant train services and network capacity
Flexible and able to meet changing requirements and challenging deadlines within a continuous planning process
Successful experience in evaluating complex factors and can make decisions to maximise safety, operational and financial performance
Demonstrable application of continuous improvement techniques e.g. LEAN
Excellent communication skills
Successful experience of logistics planning systems
Detailed knowledge of planning and data handling

In-depth understanding of the railway industry and its needs and interfaces
Knowledge of relevant standards and procedures
Knowledge of business improvement techniques
Knowledge of SCO and supplier logistics facilities capabilities and constraints How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to 3,333 (to a maximum amount of 2,500).
We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 32,740-36,832
Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.
Closing date: 13.12.19. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes. Currency GBP Amount of Travel Work At Home
Job Sector
Transport & Logistics
Job Position
Milton Keynes
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