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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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Senior Planner - Rail Project

  • Job added:   13 November 2020
  • Salary:   £400 - £450/day
  • Location:   Coventry
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212736838
  • Company:   CV-Library
Carmichael are currently recruiting for an experienced  Senior Planner with Rail experience.

Duties

• Able to plan and maintain programme as stand alone or in an enterprise data base
• chair planning meetings to discuss the project programme and as part of team meeting agenda and highlight areas of concern.
• Obtain buy in with project team of programme duration and logic changes where required.
• Prepare Project Planners report with measurable progress against base line plan, reasons for slippage and changes to the critical path
• Incorporate change control and early warnings into contract programme
• Report any changes made to contract programme in report when programme is issued to client.
• Attend client and multi contractor programme workshops
• Demonstrate importance of Contract Programme by communicating and highlighting any issues  and utilise programme as a key tool to assist the project manager in leading and managing the project
• Communicate Key dates and issues to the client in period updates
• Ability to Produce programme in MS project and use software to create new specific calendars, baselining etc.
• Ability to convert to XML files and import export to P6.
• Prepare KPI milestone report, percentage complete and schedule report in accordance with KPI requirements

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