Isolation Planner - United Kingdom

MPI Limited Rail
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Isolation Planner
Location: SwindonContract: 6 months

Working on the Great Western switching programme for electrification which is not yet completed. Planning isolations and managing isolation staff.


To work within the scope of the laid down Network Rail Standard (NR/SP/ELP/29987)
Produce Isolation Detail Form (IDF) for submission to Electric Control Rooms throughout the UK Rail Network (ECR)
Create a rolling plan, and undertake site visits to Validate IDF’s and arrange for suitable protection staff to support this process in line with Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/019 Safe work pack process.
Liaise with route Isolation Planners to ensure that all OCR requirements are published and included within the Isolation Planning Form (IPF) and provide feedback to the OCR team on changes to the agreed plan.
Attend project construction, site and planning meetings as required.
Compile and maintain the Isolation diagrams and instructions ensuring the OCR team are briefed on changes accordingly.
Undertake briefings with Nominated Persons for all planned work and they receive all relevant documentation.
Manage the preparation of RRVS travelling under “Live” equipment, isolation working instructions, risk assessments and plans
Manage and request the applications for DC isolations with third parties where required.
Identify requirements for Line Blockage protection to safely carry out the isolation process and advise the resource planner when this is necessary.
Liaise with the Senior Construction Manager to arrange for suitable training for Nominated and Authorised persons
Liaise with local distribution teams and ECO to co-ordinate HV Permit requirements.

Your experience will include:

PTS (AC/DCCR), COSS, Nominated Person
2 years experience of submitting isolation plans to route teams
Good working knowledge of isolation planning processes
Fully conversant with OHL AC and AT isolation process.
Detailed knowledge of an operational railway environment on Great Western Main Line
Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills.
Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and procedures, specifically The Rule Book (GE/RT8000), Green Book (NR/SP/ELP/29987)
Extensive route knowledge on a national basis.
Basic IT Skills (Word/Excel/Microsoft Outlook)
5 years experience as Nominated Person.
Core Planning Skills 1 & 2.
Good working knowledge of SSOWPS


Knowledge of DC Planning process.
Distribution knowledge
OHL Construction and Plant Knowledge.

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