Head of Integrated Access Planning

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Railway Construction

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    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    John O'Connor

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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1. Purpose of the Job
The Head of Integrated Access Planning leads, manages and communicates all access planning and transition access control of the Crossrail programme. The individual is responsible for working with RFLi to ensure an integrated, safe and controlled access plan is arranged and communicated, and all conflicts are resolved in a timely way.

2. Principal Accountabilities
Support the business in relation to the following:
* Develop and implement a transition plan for transitioning access control of the trace from delivery to the operator
* Work with RFLi Head of Access Planning to transition to the RFLi T-26 access planning process by October 2020 (26 weeks before ROGS transition)
* Setup and Chair the Crossrail Programme Access Change Control Panel, to be run weekly and to consider all Crossrail access requests, deconflicting and prioritising Crossrail access on a programme wide basis
* Collaborate with the RFLi Head of Access Planning to de-conflict access requests between delivery, TT&C, and maintenance and operations priorities, including NR and TfL access.
* Escalate conflicts that cannot be resolved on a business case basis to the CPD and COO for decision
* Communicate to CRL and RFL the access plan in a controlled way to ensure that all affected parties are aware of the access arrangements
* Work with the RfLi Head of Access Planning, RfLi leads and relevant Contractors to provide suitable qualified and competent resource to enable the safe and timely provision of access on the trace.
* 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

3. Main challenges of the job
* Developing and facilitating the Crossrail programme integrated access planning process
* Coordination of an integrated access plan between directorates and receiving parties, including LU and NR
* Adjusting promptly and effectively to scope changes
* Resolving access priority conflicts in a timely way to support the achievement of the DCS milestones
* Integrating the Crossrail access requirements with the RfL maintenance, LU access and national rail network access plans

4. Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)
* Programme Transition and Assurance Director
* Crossrail integrated delivery directorates
* Crossrail Executive Sponsors (CPD, COO)
* RfLi Head of Access Planning and team
* Crossrail Maintenance and Operations
* LU Access Planning teams
* NR Access planning teams

5. Person Specification
* Detailed understanding of Crossrail's delivery strategy and priorities, and their application to the access plan
* Experience with supporting large scale complex programmes of work
* Detailed understanding of the access planning process and ability to anticipate transition challenges
* Detailed understanding of the Crossrail Programme scope of work and remaining works
* Detailed understanding of safe track access personnel competency requirements
* Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicting programme demands to the satisfaction of all parties
* Stakeholder management capability with respect to third party access interfaces (TfL/LU/NR)