Timetable Strategy Specialist

Job reference: SYS-6701

Location Birmingham
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Operations
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and benefits
Closing Date 22/01/2021
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Timetable Strategy Specialist

Job reference: SYS-6701

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Timetable Strategy Specialist 

134 Edmund Street

PM2D L1

We are looking for a Timetable Strategy Specialists to work closely with the Strategic and Long-Term Planning Manager to assess external and internal business critical projects that impact WMT services.  You will provide specialist train planning support when required to enhance service planning opportunities, identify and minimise potential risk arising from the development and introduction of projects by WMT, Network Rail or third parties.  In addition you will provide information and updates via Strategic and Long-Term Planning Manager to WMT Executive Team on the progress of projects that impact service delivery identifying challenges, risks and opportunities for service developments.

You will bring with you the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Previous experience of working in an operational railway environment
  • Understanding of West Midlands Trains operations, standards and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of WMT routes and geography
  • Strong communicator both written and verbally
  • The ability to be adaptable to change, work under pressure and deliver to tight timescales
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft products, and proficient in the use of Train Planning Software (Attune and TrainTRACS desirable)
  • Proven ability to demonstrate examples of forward thinking and leading successful projects to completion

In addition to a competitive salary West Midlands Trains offers a wealth of benefits including first class travel on Abellio trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on other train travel over most of the UK rail network, access to an Employee Recognition and Benefits Platform, development opportunities to help further your career with West Midlands Trains, and a defined benefit salary pension as well as an opportunity to participate in the company's health scheme.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.