Vacancy for Timetable & Rolling Stock Specialist

Job Reference: GTR/2189
Job Title: Timetable & Rolling Stock Specialist
Training Salary: .
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits including free travel on GTR services
Location: Kings Cross
Hours of Work: office hours + flexibility when required
Job Expires: 31 Dec 2018 at 11:45PM

About Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway is a partnership between two world-class transport operators – the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. With nearly 7000 staff across the South East of the UK, we are the largest train operating company in the UK, operating Gatwick Express, Thameslink Southern and Great Northern. We’re here to introduce ground breaking new technologies and carry out the biggest rail transformation in decades.

Working for us, you’ll enjoy great company and industry benefits, including free travel on our services (Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern) and huge discounts with other UK and international train operators, including London Underground. You’ll get a market leading pension, and fantastic discount schemes. Not to mention, an interesting and varied work schedule, in an environment where learning and progression are actively encouraged.

Are you an experienced Train Planner? Have you got a good understanding of Rail Planning techniques? Do you have excellent communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Timetable and Rolling Stock Specialist. You will be working within our Train Planning Unit which is part of the GTR's Operational function.

The post involves the construction of long term adjustments to the permanent GTR timetable. The successful candidate will work closely with Network Rail to generate compliant and efficient timetable variations whilst minimising the effect on the customer.

Key duties of the role will include:

  • Utilisation and knowledge of train planning software
  • Production of permanent train plans in a timely manner
  • Forming close working relationships with Industry Stakeholders
  • Maintain filing systems, controlled publications and design documents
  • Expanding personal knowledge in order to assist with other train planning activities
  • Monitoring reports and implementing changes/ corrective action
  • Assisting development of IT systems relevant to train planning

The post holder must have solid experience in a similar role. You will also have a good understanding of UK rail industry structure and framework.

A working Knowledge of Word and Excel IT packages is essential.

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