Job Vacancy Integrated Access Planning Manager Transport for London

Job title: Integrated Access Planning Manager

Company: Transport for London

Job description: Main Location: Endeavour Square

Salary: Up to £63,000 depending on experience

As the Integrated Access Planning Manager, you will provide engineering access planning expertise for Rail for London (Infrastructure) Ltd (RfLI) and lead all engineering access planning activities after publication of the Confirmed Period Possession Plan (CPPP).

You will manage the process of planning Network Engineering Access under RfLI Network Code Part D and provide supporting publications to meet Regulatory, business and route planning and performance requirements.

You will also be the RfLI primary point of contact for matters relating Engineering Access. Lead discussions with Network Rail relating to major route closures which affect the Elizabeth Line Central Operating Section (COS).

Key Accountabilities:

Lead the collation of all COS routeway access requirements planned for each timetable week and ensure planning milestones are met, possessions and worksites are planned and deconflicted, meeting actions are closed out and all operational documentation has been produced in accordance with the provisions of the applicable COS Rule Book and RfLI Network Code.

Ensure all engineering possessions requests and worksites are entered and maintained in the Possession Planning Systems and other access planning systems as necessary undertaking deconfliction activities and liaison with adjacent Infrastructure Managers as required to enable the engineering access requirements to be met.

Act as subject matter expert for Network Rail PPS including being the key point of contact for RfLI and undertake liaison with Network Rail as required to ensure the platform is capable of supporting the RfLI engineering access plan.

Manage the Access Change Control Processes in accordance with the established priorities ensuring the change criteria are followed.

Attend the Integrated Access Planning Steering Group (deputising for the Chair as required) to ensure the RfLI access planning processes are followed, issues resolved, and the access strategy is delivered.

Lead the weekly access plan review meeting for Timetable Week (TW) -5, TW-8 and TW-13 and attend draft period possession planning meetings to ensure the access plan is deconflicted, complete and meets the needs of stakeholders.

Lead production of the Draft Weekly Operating Notice (WON), Final WON (including wires and supplementals as required) documents and the Infrastructure Maintenance Planning (IMP) files; liaising with Network Planning Publications Team as required and support the production and implementation of the Engineering Access Statement, Draft Period Possession Plan and Confirmed Period Possession Plan.

Support the planning of infrastructure maintenance and monitoring trains including production of the Weekly On-Track Machines (OTM) Notice.



Broad and extensive knowledge of maintenance planning principles and processes within the rail industry

Broad and extensive knowledge of engineering access planning systems (eg Network Rail Possession Planning System (PPS) or Railhub Engineering Protection Planner (EPP));

Good working knowledge of railway operational planning procedures


Good understanding of railway infrastructure maintenance procedures

Good working knowledge of on-track machine and maintenance train planning

Member of the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation


Excellent written and communication skills with experience in influencing decisions with rail industry stakeholders

Operation of Possession Planning Software or spreadsheet based (eg MS Excel) equivalents.

Ability to establish a course of action for self and others, managing time, resources and surrounding circumstances to deliver objectives

Ability to lead and motivate people within own team and across industry stakeholders.


Significant experience in railway industry access planning at either delivery unit, area planning or asset protection levels

Significant experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships and conflict resolution ideally in a railway engineering context.

Broad experience in track access management and maintenance planning

Direct involvement in short term timetable planning processes between train operating companies and railway infrastructure managers

Diversity statement

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to represent the city we serve, which will help us become a more innovative and efficient organisation. Our goal is to make our recruitment as inclusive as possible. We are a disability confident employer who guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets all of the essential criteria. We also use anonymising software that removes identifying information from CVs and cover letters to make the process fair.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two-page covering letter. Word format preferred and do not include any photographs or images. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV.

The closing date for applications is 28th October at 23:59hrs

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme

Free travel for you on the TfL network

A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan

30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays

Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)

Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

Discounted Eurostar travel

Expected salary: £63000 per year

Location: London

Job date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 06:17:10 GMT

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