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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Highways and Network Rail Co-ordinator

  • Job added:   25 October 2020
  • Salary:   £29000 - £40000/annum
  • Location:   Rickmansworth
  • County:   Hertfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212632333
  • Company:   CV-Library
About the role:
As the Highways and Network Rail Co-ordinator, you’ll provide support to the Engineering Assurance and Construction Managers in submitting and managing streetworks notices via the streetworks notification system (Street Manager or NRSWA system) and assist with third party interface. This role covers London and the Thames Valley areas.

The role also involves supporting the Programme & Construction Delivery teams with customer/stakeholder engagement and communications for works associated to Waste Infra programmes and ensuring Network Rail requirements are fulfilled (e.g. BAPAs).

Key Accountabilities:

Submit, review and manage the streetworks noticing process from end to end including supporting the Project and Construction Manager with site meetings and holiday relief. 
Co-ordinate the engagement and communication process for the AMP7 Waste Infra reactive programme of work by managing the interface between AMP7 Capital Delivery/ SCR and the Customer Liaison team.
Ensure the project is not delayed by working closely with Network Rail and the Highways authorities.
Ensure the project is delivered to time, quality and cost through co-ordination and liaison with the relevant authorities (internal or external) to ensure the smooth running of the project.
Manage the commercial elements of submitting noticing and ensure that the programme team/SCR team remain compliant with regards to highways charges for example S74’s and reporting to the management team should charges or change to programme arise.
Support business change and improvement - encourage and support innovation from the supply chain.
Co-ordinate with other functions to ensure knowledge on contractor performance is shared and action taken to achieve excellent performance.
Pursue a customer-focussed culture, driving this through the contract, unrelenting in a pursuit of excellence in service delivery to both internal and external customers.
Proactively protect and enhance Thames Water’s reputation with external customers and stakeholders.
Ensure the contractors and consultants are following the correct processes, procedures and standards throughout the design, construction and commissioning periods.
Ensure that change is managed effectively to minimise cost and programme impacts and mitigate the risks to compliance, performance, health, safety, wellbeing or the environment.To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Degree qualified or significant experience in a similar role.
Member of a relevant professional body or equivalent.
Significant experience working in a similar/design role.
Experience in streetworks process via Street Manager, NRSWA and customer interface.
Relevant understanding of construction/operational business.
Balance competing demands to deliver solutions accepted by all parties.
Strong communication, engagement and organisational skills.
Experience in the water industry is ideal.
A great team player with the ability to work collaboratively in a challenging project environment.
Self-starting, resilient and tenacious under pressure, with a desire to successfully deliver projects to time, cost and quality.
Full clean driving licence.
Ideally, you’ll work closely with the SCR team understanding the complex issues unique to Rail and Highways biased specific schemes and communicating this out to customers and stakeholders as well as owning the streetworks noticing and management process.What’s in it for you?
Engineering Your Future to leave a legacy.

Lift the lid of the UK water industry and you might be surprised with what you find – we are changing like never before!  In the drive to deliver more environmental sustainability, we are seeking to become one of the biggest producers of green energy in the UK, we have some of the most complex assets in the country built by some of the most famous Victorians. We cover the most populous area in the UK which is growing at an unprecedented rate.    We underpin the safe functioning of society.  

Do you want to cut your teeth delivering engineering and construction projects in this world?  Do you want to leave a legacy?  This is ‘A’ game territory and we want ‘A’ game people.    We offer great people, who want to learn and test themselves to limit, full end-to-end exposure to exciting projects and programmes, collaborating with a myriad of suppliers, deploying innovative technology to secure safe water supplies for today and tomorrow. Do you fit the bill?

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.  

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.   

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future. 

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities. 

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet. 
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy

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