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Track Access Manager

Employer
Amey plc
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

About Amey

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. Our team of 16,000 provides consulting and infrastructure support services. We make a difference by designing, building, maintaining and investing in our country's services and infrastructure including the UK's road and rail infrastructure, keeping schools safe and clean, managing the UK's defence estate, safely escorting prisoners and keeping prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver key utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on. Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that's why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees.

What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of the role is to keep AIW legal, as far as its Regulated obligations are concerned, by a) establishing and maintaining processes and systems and b) working closely with stakeholders.

The Track Access Manager will work with the Regulatory & Customer Manager to develop and achieve compliance with AIW's Regulated obligations.

As a member of the management team, the Track Access Manager will contribute to AIW's; performance improvement planning, client reporting, financial reporting, incident investigation, asset management, contract reviews etc

The Track Access Manager will deputise for the Regulatory & Customer Manager as required.

Key Accountabilities

The Track Access Manager will assist the Regulatory & Customer Manager in ensuring that access to the CVL Network, permitting operator and engineering access to it, is controlled in an independent, fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory manner.

The Track Access Manager will assist the Regulatory & Customer Manager in:

Providing/maintaining all of the Regulated documents and associated contracts
Being very familiar with:
The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016
Railways Act 1993
Competition Law
CVL Network Statement
CVL Network Code
Access Disputes Resolution & Rules (ADRR)
Delay Attribution Principles & Rules (DAPR)
Track Access Contracts entered into
Advising on the Law as Regulated by the ORR (including legal precedents and interpretation)
Correcting any misconceptions and/or preventing actions that are not in line with the Law
Ensuring track access harmony with Network Rail (particularly Network Rail's SoAR Panel and Claims Panel)
Ensure the Network, Station and Vehicle Change processes and the closure processes are being executed appropriately, including:
Vetting all change proposals
Coaching Project Managers on the requirements
Running all consultations / representations and gathering comments from consultees to feed back to the relevant Project Manager
Managing to conclusion any disputes arising
Representing AIW at court hearings, ADC and/or at the ORR regarding track access
Making any formal application to the ORR
Establishing each change once approved
Responding to consultations received as required
Facilitating services as supplied by Network Rail under the CVL Services Agreement and the IM Agreement contracts eg:
Capacity Allocation
Access Disputes
Operation of the "Performance Regime Operator" i.e. train delay attribution and dispute resolution upto and including Level 3, TAC Sch 4 & 8 processes inclu Sch 4 claims, operation of the Route Trading Model, operation of the freight/charter regime
Operation of the TAC Schedule 9 Compensation Deed
Provision of TABS data to AIW and relevant train operatorsThe Track Access Manager will also assist The Regulatory & Customer Manager on:

Maintaining the following Regulated documents:
Existing Track Access Contracts
template Track Access Contracts
Network Licence
Network Statement (published in two languages)
Framework Capacity Statement
Network Code
Railway Operations Code (short term and post transformation)
Emergency Access Code (short term and post transformation)
Depot Access arrangements
Connection Agreements
Network Change template letters
Vehicle Change template letters (not Regulated)
Sectional Appendix (not Regulated but is contractualised in each Track Access Contract)
The stations Lease (to the SFO) incorporating the Stations Access Conditions with an annexe for each station
Stakeholder Relations Code of Practice general
Stakeholder Relations Code of Practice for new and potential operators
Ensuring that track access costs per customer are invoiced
Assist negotiations for new Track Access Contracts with new train operators
Monitor payments in accordance with the IM Agreement contract
Authorise periodic payment information so that money flows
Creating opportunities and efficiencies (including the wider industry) whilst reducing riskWhat are we looking for?

Essential

· Organised

· Methodical

· Reliable

· Completer-finisher

· Communication skills, able to convey precise messages in a succinct manner which are received well by the recipient via oral, written and presentation means

· Negotiating skills where a benefit to AIW is achieved

· Adept at operating in a commercial environment, minimising risk to AIW whilst optimising profitability

· Numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and to be able to create queries/reports

· Legal ability to scrutinise documents to determine risk and for the creation of reports and contracts

· Ability to respect confidentiality and deal appropriately with privileged information

· Able to assess and plan for commercial and operational risk

· Understanding of GB and EU law relating to rail

· UK contract law

· Good knowledge of rail industry / railway systems

· Good understanding of contractual railway (e.g. Track access agreements, Network Code, DAPR)

· Legally trained to degree level

Desirable

· Knowledge of Project Management techniques

· Membership of a relevant professional body with Chartered Status and/or educated to degree level
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