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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 Rail Planner

  • Job added:   23 July 2020
  • Salary:   £375 - £425/day
  • Location:   Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • County:   Greater Manchester
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212226366
  • Company:   CV-Library
Senior Rail Planner (P6) - Manchester - £(Apply online only)/day

Our client is recruiting for a Senior Rail Planner to join their busy Rail team in Manchester. This is a contract role with an initial duration of 6 months. The rate is £(Apply online only)/day.
As a senior member of the planning function you will lead the project planning and control function on either a major project or be responsible for a number of smaller projects. You will be a key member of the project delivery team and support senior project and programme managers in the successful planning and control of project delivery.
As a Senior Planner you will utilise your experience and expertise to support improvement activities and ensure best practice is identified and implemented.

Key responsibilities

*Provide planning and controls leadership for the projects under your control
*Be the technical planning expert ensuring consistent application of standards and procedures, including templates and guidance and support to your programme/project team
*Develop and maintain plans in accordance with project management, planning and company procedures and processes.
*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 site and possession planners to ensure cohesion between these different activities and the main project schedule.
*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.

Essential Requirements
*Degree/HND/HNC level qualifications or relative demonstrable experience.
*Experience of planning major infrastructure projects preferably in the rail industry, signalling ideally.
*Experience of working with senior management both internally and in the client organisation.
*Technical planning expert to advanced Primavera level with knowledge and use of other planning tool such as MS Project
*Self-motivated with sound interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with an assertive style of behaviour.

This is a great opportunity that our client is looking to fill quickly, so apply today online via the link below or contact Andrew Johnson on (phone number removed)

This role is being recruited for by Fusion People in our City office.

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