SSOW Planner

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  • Location

    Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

  • Sector:

    Rail Planner

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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  • Client:


Morson International is recruiting for a SSOW Planner based in Stockton-On-Tee working for a large Rail client.


  • Responsibility for production of project SSOW plans to time and budget
  • Ensure the safety culture is authentic zero accident / incident.
  • Plan safe systems of work for nominated projects with appropriate safety and performance measures applied, within required timescale
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of SSOW plans
  • Produce plans compliant with operational standards, rules and procedures
  • Attend site to identify risks / hazards, enabling production of robust SSOW plans
  • Book track access as required through Green Zone Access process
  • Ensure appropriate protection staff and equipment are booked / confirmed within timescales
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessments are carried out prior to issue of SSOW plans
  • Assist in resolving track access conflicts to deliver the Siemens plan, whilst minimising commercial risk
  • Identify risks associated with work on or near the line and put in place mitigation measures
  • Deliver safe and efficient engineering access, whilst maximising access opportunities
  • Develop effective working relationships within the delivery partners and key stakeholders.
  • Support / assist the Operations Manager as necessary with business requirements

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience carrying out duties of COSS
  • Technical competence, demonstrable by SSOW Planner License
  • Thorough knowledge of the Rule Book, Group Standards and other documentation relating to Possessions, SSOW planning and electrical isolations
  • Excellent working knowledge of SSOW planning tools (including Green Zone Planner, Sectional Appendix, Weekly Operating Notice, Rules of the Route, Hazard Directory etc)
  • Understanding of key operational roles and how they can affect engineering access (Signaller, E/S, COSS, Protection Controller etc)


PTS (AC/DC), COSS and SSOW Planner qualifications