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Permanent Timetable Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

To assist the Permanent Timetable Manager with the compilation and production of permanent timetables & contingency timetables, taking into account long term planning and commercial requirements, to defined production schedules. 

Role Responsibility

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with Network Rail and other Train Operators’ planning teams.
  • Aid the continued development of the Timetable Planning Rules
  • Work with the Performance Team to identify timetable fixes that will contribute to the company achieving agreed performance targets
  • Establish effective liaison channels with the Permanent Resources Team to ensure that alterations to the train plan are accurately documented and communicated throughout the Train Planning process.
  • Proactive in learning other disciplines within the Train Planning Department, and assisting where necessary under the direction of the Permanent Timetable Manager.
  • Ensure that appropriate work records of the work process are maintained for future retrieval in accordance with legal, business and quality assurance requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Solid Train Planning experience, with a good understanding of Timing Principles used in the timing of train services, including the structure of Train Planning Rules and the Network Code Part D.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Planning and organising – organises and schedules events, activities and resources.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to working hours to ensure deadlines can be met.
  • Willingness to support other parts of the team and business.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,500 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

London & Southeastern Railway

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