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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 Signalling

  • Job added:   30 August 2020
  • Location:   Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212353225
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Planner – Railway Signalling

Location: Manchester

Rate: £competitive daily rate

Term: 6 months contract initially

“Our client is a well-established Nationwide Rail company whose professionalism and well-respected name have been instrumental in their success. They provide an exceptional service to their customers and are focused on continually improving this”.

They are looking for an experienced Senior Planner to lead the project planning and control function on either a major project or several smaller projects.


* Knowledge of railway signalling is essential for this position

* As a Senior Planner you will utilise your experience and expertise to support improvement activities and ensure best practice is identified and implemented.

* Degree/HND/HNC level qualifications or relative demonstrable experience.

* Experience of planning major infrastructure projects in the rail industry.

* Technical planning expert to advanced Primavera level with knowledge and use of other planning tool such as MS Project

The Role

* Work closely with project, commercial and finance managers, and members of the wider project team to ensure project schedules are accurately developed, maintained, resource and cost loaded.

* Work closely with the central Bids & Tendering team to ensure tender plans are developed

* Perform critical path analysis and advise of possible actions and areas of concern.

* Ensure that the periodic project reporting requirements are met for both internal and client through the provision of KPI, EV, schedule delay and critical path analysis reports as required.

This is an urgent requirement. If you are available for immediate work and have the planning experience in Railway Signalling, please email you CV immediately to:

Amy Naden at Vital - a m y . n a d e n

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