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Train Planning Assistant

Job at East Midlands Railway in Derby, Derby

We are proud to be One Team at East Midlands Railway (EMR). We are passionate about keeping people safe, delighting our customers, doing the right thing and putting customers at the heart of our sustainable railway for the East Midlands. With over 2,400 employees, our people are the reason we are so successful and the Train Planning and Access team make a crucial contribution to this. Seven times accredited as a Top Employer, we value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work. 

At EMR we want to proactively embrace diversity across our workforce and recognise that we are under-represented in terms of females and ethnic minority groups. We’re therefore taking positive steps to promote a positive and inclusive culture; we welcome applications from those that identify with these groups to better represent our communities.

We have an exciting opportunity to join #TeamEMR as a Train Planning Assistant on a fixed term basis until 4 July 2024. Reporting to the Amended Services Team Leader, the Train Planning Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Amended Access (STP) team in delivering timetable and resource planning and production in line with internal process and industry timescales.

The Train Planning Assistant will also:

The automated and manual checking of accuracy of information received from Network Rail and EMR timetables, operational diagrams and other documents to ensure they match.Maintain and update the weekly engineering work information and distribute to internal recipients.Check bus and taxi orders for completeness and accuracy.Update Station and Depot documentation (e.g. Platform and Stock Simplifiers).Collate and issue Traincrew Diagrams to weekly distribution list.Continuously check permanent timetable databases to ensure they are correct to the minute with details including Platforms.Produce Weekly Engineering Circulars to ensure correct information is fed downstream to industry journey planners (such as National Rail Enquiries).Liaise with Network Rail and other operators as necessary to optimise timetable plans.Support the LTP and Timetable Information teams during the course of each calendar year to address peaks and troughs in the overall workload of the team.

*Interviews for this position will take place on 1 + 2 March 2023*

About you:

You will be a motivated team player with a flexible and supportive approach to your work. You will possess excellent attention to detail with the ability to work to tight timescales in a sometimes-pressurised environment. You will have the ability to process and resolve complex issues using a range of approaches & techniques. You will also have strong communication skills and the desire to build excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Some knowledge of rail operations and EMR's network geography will be highly beneficial in this role. It would also be preferential to have strong IT skills that will enable you to learn internal systems such as Voyagerplan, TRUST and other train planning systems.

As well as a competitive salary, we’ll also offer you:

Excellent Railway Pension schemeFree travel on East Midlands Railway and Train Operating Companies under Abellio 1st Class Duty Travel on the EMR NetworkFriends and Family discounted Tickets on the EMR NetworkUp to 34 Days paid leave75% discount on National Travel (inc partner and dependants)Various training opportunities…and many more!

Ready to take on this exciting opportunity? Submit your online application form and upload your CV. As we operate a blind screening process please remove all personal information including your name from your CV. 


Closing Date: 14 Feb 2023

Department: Operations

Salary: cira £20,000 + Excellent Railway Pension and Free Train Travel

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