Train Running Controller (Knottingley)

£44,000 per annum

Are you a Logistics professional, who can keep their calm under pressure?

Are you looking for a fresh challenge within an industry that is commonly referred to as the backbone of the UK economy? This role will allow you to use your excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure that Key Cargo arrives when needed.  

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Specialists are looking for a Train Running Controller to join their prestigious Freight client based in Yorkshire.

The Role

Working as part of the Operations team, you will be responsible for the real-time performance and operations within the clients’ freight services. This will be achieved by:

  • Continuous communication between those staff involved in running the scheduled service
  • Control of resources to ensure that they are provided at the correct place and time
  • Minimise and manage the effects of operational incidents, cancellations, lateness, etc;
  • Continued monitoring of services, to ensure that they are correctly controlled and regulated by Network Rail
  • Complying with Rail Group Standards, Codes of Practice, Rules and Regulations and procedural instructions relevant to the activity;

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the safe and economical operation of the network;
  • Deliver the daily commercial train plan agreeing on priorities and adjustments to ensure delays are minimised;
  • Monitor service quality and feed suggestions back to the Planning and Performance departments;
  • Monitor train services throughout and identify reasons for the delay;
  • Manipulate staff resources to cover short notice sickness and disruption
  • Compile a daily log of notable events detailing all personal accidents
  • During periods of major service disruption consult and agree on any alterations necessary to services and ensure co-operation with Network Rail and other TOCs to restore normal service as quickly as possible;
  • Where there is a requirement to operate a special train(s) over and above the existing published train plan agreed by Network Rail or divert services already agreed by Network Rail, identify and decide for the appropriate train crew and ground staff resources to be provided;
  • Communicate service disruption to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Report all accidents and incidents involving staff
  • In the event of an enquiry regarding the suitability of safety-critical staff to either take duty or continue duty after taking proprietary or prescribed medication to obtain advice from occupational health;
  • Responsible for reporting arrangements, and mishap arrangements

The Candidate

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and in emergency situations
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to resolve problems
  • Strong IT Skills
  • A keen and conscientious approach to work, able to concentrate for long periods on detailed information;
£35,000 - £45,000

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