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Rail Projects Trials & Operations Coordinator, London

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Rail Projects Trials & Operations Coordinator, London

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    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £0.01 - £1.01 per day + negotiable day rate inside of IR35

  • Contact:

    Lee Morley

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 months++

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Trials & Operations Coordinator
(Organised person with a high attention to detail and used to meeting fixed, regular deadlines (i.e. weekly pattern of plan-do-review during Trial Operations) London Based.
Flexibility - weekend and occasional overnight working required for exercises.
Railway experience essential, someone used to working in a safety critical environment that operates 24/7.
Ability to work within set parameters but also able to think and express themselves creatively within those (i.e. presentation of key information to stakeholders).
Strong enough personality to say no if required, for example denying access to critical operational areas (even to senior leaders if required).
Ideally someone who is extremely organised with a high attention to detail and used to meeting fixed, regular deadlines (i.e. weekly pattern of plan-do-review during Trial Operations).
Ideally experience using Power BI as well as fluent in Microsoft Excel.
Experience of coordinating a multi-stakeholder programme of testing and exercising activity.
Experience at a junior / middle management level in railway operations and engagement with senior business leaders.
Experience/understanding of the Crossrail project and familiar with future Elizabeth line stations.
Team player with good leadership and motivational skills.
Good interpersonal and communications skills.
Ability to remain calm and retain good working relationships under pressure.
Ability to work alternate weekends.
Experience of major infrastructure construction projects on railway infrastructure is desirable.
A degree or equivalent is desirable. A full valid UK driving licence is desirable
Purpose of the Job
To support theclients Operational Readiness and Mobilisation Manager in effective and successful delivery of the IM Ramp-up and Trial Operations programmes and support the wider aim of bringing the Operating Section into successful passenger operation.
Responsible for working with the clients Operational Readiness team, to coordinate all elements of the IM Ramp-up plan and Joint Trial Operations Plan (JTOP), including programme review and changes, logistics preparation and reporting.
This role will finish following completion of Trial Operations and entry into Revenue Service.
The role provides a "one stop shop" for all IM Ramp-up and Trial Operations planning, review and support activities to deliver the success criteria of bringing the Operating Section into operation, and will support the Operational Readiness and Mobilisation Manager to develop plans and workshops for the Clientsl community.
This role will be primarily based at the Romford Route Operations Centre, however it will also be required to work remotely and on occasion from sites within the Operating Section
Principal Accountabilities
Assist the clients Service and Infrastructure Managers in managing access to the Route Control Centre (RCC) and Back-up Control Facility (BUCF) during the trials period in accordance with the agreed access plans, in order to provide a safe and secure environment in which to conduct normal railway control activities, trials and exercises.
Own and coordinate the IM Ramp-up and Trial Operations programmes, making sure they are up to date at all times, reviewed effectively on an ongoing basis and formally at the weekly Trials and Operations Review Group (T&ORG), and amended as required in response to a fast changing and critical railway exercising environment.
Make sure there is always alignment between the JTOP programme and MTREL and LUL station specific Trial Operations programmes, highlighting conflicts or areas requiring additional support in a timely manner.

Coordinate and deliver all required exercise materials to the Head of the Exercise (HotE) for each IM Ramp-up or Trial Operations exercise in a timely manner for the successful and on time start of each exercise.
Coordinate the availability and briefing of exercise staff, including Trial Operations Trial Leads, HotEs, Observers and Floorwalkers in order that each exercise is effectively resourced and can be delivered to plan.
Produce and distribute clear, concise and effective reporting on the outcomes of IM Ramp-up activities and Trial Operations exercises, with clear actions and emerging risks, as part of daily 'flash reporting' and weekly dashboard reporting to T&ORG and senior business leaders. Coordinate the outcomes of MTREL and LUL station Trial Operations to be included in this reporting to present a 'One Version of the Truth' view of the effectiveness of Trial Operations.
Assist the Exercise Volunteer Manager to execute the logistical plans for each of the five large scale Volunteer exercises, including booking and making available resources, materials and marshals as required.
Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Crossrail Target Zero principles.
Co-operate with Crossrail in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.
Act as a role model for Crossrail's vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Crossrail's Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too.
Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.
Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put Crossrail's information or information systems at risk.
Main challenges of the job
To maintain a strong liaison with clients and parties / contractors.
Managing a diverse range of stakeholders and an integrated programme during a fast moving / changing period of testing and exercising that is critical to the successful delivery of the project.
To support the Operational Readiness Manager and the clients community to deliver the operational railway, IM Ramp-up and Trial Operations.