Safe System of Work (SSOW) Planner

About Amey

We're committed to creating better places for everyone. We take pride in making a difference, but also in being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining, managing and investing in our country's services and infrastructures we create better places to live, work and travel.

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You're surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There'll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You'll be stretched but always supported. To bring out the better in you. To shine as a better team player or self-starter. To help you commit to better each day, delivering whatever steps it takes, great or small, to create better places for everyone.

We believe that we are what we do.

It's more than just wanting to do better.

At Amey, we're proud to be the better.

What is the purpose of this role?

  • To submit requests to NR Area Access Planning via PPS and Green Zone Recording System and ensure that all requests meet required NR timescales.

What will this role involve?

  • Responsible for the collation and distribution of Safe Work Packs in a timely manner.
  • To ensure all Safe Work Packs are returned and monitored in line with PDSW Process timescales and quantities
  • To assist with the allocation of work arising; manage late notice requests submitted through to Late Change Process.
  • Review all possession documentation issued for Area/NAU and identify any changes or errors that would affect safety of the possessions.
  • Attend PICOP Meetings and Area Planning Meetings to ensure all submissions are included and correct for delivery of projects.
  • Attend internal Project start-up meetings and subsequent Project progress meetings to ensure the correctness of all Safe Work Pack requirements in the register and subsequent requirements are acknowledged and logged.
  • Knowledge of work to be undertaken on each scheme to ensure application for possession/worksites is correct to enable successful delivery.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Training:

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office Word & Excel, NESA, NROL, PPS & GZAC planning).
  • Line Blockage Briefing
  • Acceptance of Sponsorship
  • Industry Common Induction
  • Personal Track Safety
  • PTS Working Near or Adjacent to AC Lines
  • PTS Working Near or Adjacent to the DC Conductor Rail


  • Experience of works planning and scheduling within the operational railway environment.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Ability to absorb and recall large quantities of information quickly.
  • Ability to influence decision-making with good verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of people both internally and externally of the company.

Technical competencies:

  • SMSTS/IOSH working safely or similar H&S competence
  • Environmental awareness Tool Box talk
  • Conversant with Group Standards
  • In-depth knowledge of Network Rail Group Standards (PDSW)

Desirable Skills, Qualifications and Training:

  • Conductor Rail Permit - Testing using a Live Line Tester
  • Controller of Site Safety
  • COSS Theory
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Individual Working Alone
  • Protection Controller
  • Responsible Manager briefing
  • Safe Work Leader 1
  • Safe Work Leader 2

What makes this role unique?

The Transpennine Route is a major transport artery for the UK and for the communities and economies across the north of England. It runs for 76 miles between Manchester, Leeds, York, Selby and onto Humberside. It's a hugely popular route and passenger numbers have doubled over the past 25 years. Millions of people that work, study and live alongside the railway depend on it every year.
The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) is a multi-billion pound investment programme that will deliver a high performing, reliable railway for passengers with more seats, more trains and faster journeys between Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds. It is the biggest railway transformation the north has seen since the Victorian era.
TRU is made up of three programmes: West of Leeds, Leeds Central and East of Leeds. The West of Leeds Alliance (TRU West) is responsible for the transformation of the railway between Manchester and Leeds.

Acting as one team, the TRU West Alliance will put passengers first and deliver a positive outcome for all involved: for the team, which will gain unparalleled experience; for people that live, work and study along the railway; for Network Rail's customers and stakeholders; for the public purse and ultimately, for the North of England. In this way, the TRU West Alliance will not only deliver present benefit but also leave a lasting, sustainable legacy.

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Transport & Logistics

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    Returner Campaign

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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