Manager - Planning
Closing date: 29th August 2012
Position advertised by: Newsom Consulting
ATOC is the national voice of the UK’s passenger train companies, representing operators’ interests to policy makers, stakeholders and the wider rail industry.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the policy directorate to influence the future of Britain’s rail industry.
MANAGER - PLANNING
This key role will be responsible for developing and promoting ATOC positions on rail and train service planning, especially infrastructure projects and rolling stock priorities. You will be proactive in consulting with ATOC members, engaging with Network Rail and other rail organisations such as TfL and Transport Scotland, researching industry reports and supporting senior ATOC staff in industry debates. Drafting compelling discussion papers and consultation responses will be a key aspect of this role and as part of which you will have the opportunity to address some of the most strategic issues that today’s railways face including HLOS, electrification, Crossrail, HS-2, Thameslink and rolling stock strategy for CP5 and beyond.
Your experience is most likely to have come from business planning, consultancy or analysis in the rail sector and will ideally include a strong understanding of the views of TOC’s and how they assess bid opportunities and manage franchise agreements. With the gravitas to represent ATOC in prominent industry groups and lead workshops you’ll have a good understanding rail policy issues and appraisal techniques. Your writing ability will be excellent and you will have strong interpersonal and analytical skills. You will probably be degree qualified, possibly with a Master’s in economics, engineering or science.
The role is based at the ATOC head office in London WC1 and offers competitive salary & benefits package, including a final salary pension and travel facilities.
To apply please email your current CV and remuneration package to our retained consultant Jim Newsom at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the position you are applying for in the subject line.