GB Railfreight Ltd

  • Train and Resource Planner

    Job Locations UK-Doncaster
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/7/2018 6:40 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking a part time Train & Resource Planners to join our Planning Team based in Doncaster. This role plays a critical part in assisting the department with the management of train-crew resources in order to deliver a safe and reliable train service whilst managing traincrew costs on a weekly basis.


    The successful candidates will be responsible for producing diagrams that are accurate and compliant with rostering codes of practice and will work to weekly deadlines. They will also be required to ensure that that the most efficient plans are adhered to on a week to week basis. In this role, the candidate will help to manage taxi costs on a week to week basis with the aim of delivering cost improvements on a monthly basis.


    Working Hours


    Canidates will work 22 hours over the following days: 

    Tuesday - 13.00 to 18.00

    Wednesday - 10.00 to 19.00 (1 hour break)

    Thursday - 9.00 to 18.00 (1 hour break)



    • Produce cost effective rosters and diagrams that will maximise the use of resources in order to meet customer demands whilst also adhering to safety standards, legislation, policies and procedures.
    • Ensuring any diagrams produced with lodge turns have been highlighted to the relevant parties.
    • Liaise and build strong working relationships with Control to support short term planning requirements and diagrams. 
    • Liaise effectively with the rest of the Planning Team to help facilitate diagrams in other locations.
    • Develop and adopt suitable measures to continuously improve performance and reduce costs.
    • Roster train crew to relevant turns on a weekly basis
    • Record all accommodation instances and lodging allowances for the Finance Department.
    • Populate train planning grids as required.



    Essential Skills

    • Understanding of the railway industry
    • Railway planning experience
    • Confident and proactive
    • GSCE in Maths and English, or equivalent
    • Good attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Remains calm under pressure and be capable of working to tight deadlines.
    • Logical approach to problem solving
    • Working accurately with large amounts of data
    • Strong organisational skills, with good time management
    • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel and Outlook)

    Desirable Skills

    • Geographical knowledge
    • Railway timing experience


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