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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 (Signalling)

  • Job added:   14 August 2020
  • Salary:   £300 - £350/day
  • Location:   Derby, Derbyshire
  • County:   Derbyshire
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212313392
  • Company:   CV-Library
Rullion Engineering

A leading infrastructure recruitment specialists are seeking and experienced Senior Planner to join a leading engineering design consultancy company to support their Rail schemes from their Derby office location.

Job Role / Responsibilities

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.

You will also be expected to support the overall business planning requirements of the organisation through the proper resourcing of plans under your control. As a Senior Planner you will utilise your experience and expertise to support improvement activities and ensure best practice is identified and implemented.

You will also help mentor and coach more junior planners within the planning team.

What are my 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 Siemens Rail Automation UK project management, planning and [email protected] 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.
Work closely with the central Bids & Tendering team to ensure tender plans are developed through the mobilisation process into contract plans
Build and maintain close working relationships with client representatives and work collaboratively to find the most efficient and effective planning and controls solutions.
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.
Perform analysis and scenario modelling for any potential project change and be able to provide risks, issues, cost, resource and delay analysis.
Promote and improve planning and controls within the organisation.

Essential Requirements:

Degree/HND/HNC level qualifications or relative demonstrable experience.
Experience of planning major infrastructure projects preferably in the rail industry. Signalling experience preferred.
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.
Practiced analytical and problem solving skills

Desirable Requirements:

Technical/Engineering/Business background ideally with knowledge of railway signalling.
Working knowledge and experience of project management methodologies, e.g. Prince 2.
Experience of leading a planning team to deliver major infrastructure projects preferably in the rail industry.


Derby, UK

Salary Package


Key Words / SEO

P6 / Planning / Planner / Primavera / Scheduling / Cost Engineering

Closing Statement

Rullion Engineering is an international consultancy focused on the selection of highly experienced and world leading construction professionals across the globe most challenging infrastructure development projects.

For more information on this role or other Commercial Management opportunities please contact Robert Wiseman at Rullion Engineering by emailing or by calling (phone number removed)

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants

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