Careers with Rail Operations Group

Rail Operations Group is the UK’s only train operating company dedicated to operating trains on behalf of the rolling stock engineering, train manufacturing, and leasing sectors. We also operate trains on behalf of the train operating community. Our train operation is dynamic, expanding and traverses the entire UK rail network. We operate a vast range of traction and rolling stock.

We’re looking for professionals to drive our trains

The people who drive our trains are Operations Managers (OMs). OMs are part of ROG’s management team who, on occasions, undertake other managerial responsibilities. This dynamic and somewhat demanding role is rewarded with a salary of £70k p/a.


The ideal candidate for this role will be highly motivated to learn new things and become involved in new and exciting projects, be willing to respond real-time to changes to our train plans, undertake certain managerial duties, take responsibility for the real-time engagement with customers and become a true ambassador for one of the most respected and professional companies in the UK rail industry.

 

We are currently specifically looking for Operations Managers in the following areas;

Norwich area

South Wales


If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk

Commercial Engineering Manager

This exciting new role is embedded within our commercial team and has a unique responsibility for managing the engineering aspects of delivery of ROG’s services. The role interfaces with all aspects of our business, customers and suppliers. The successful applicant must be a HNC/HND qualified engineer living in the Derby area and have a proven track record of delivery at a tactical level within the industry. The post attracts a competitive salary, pension and healthcare package.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk 

Train Planner

 

Rail Operations Group is the most innovative and fastest growing company within the railway industry. As part of its continuing crusade to re-engineer train service delivery and improve even further its enviable performance and delivery record, the company is looking to strengthen its Planning and Resources team with experienced train planners.

 

Reporting to the Head of Planning & Resources the successful applicants will work within a wider planning team to produce a weekly Train Plan, liaising with industry contacts as necessary. Your emphasis will be on producing a plan that maximises profitability for Rail Operations Group whilst meeting customer requirements.

 

To succeed in this role, you will be flexible in your approach to problem solving and adept at manipulating train paths, locomotive and staff plans to meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base. You will also have detailed geographical rail knowledge and a good grounding in train planning principles through exposure to train pathing, bidding, locomotive and/or crew diagramming or resource deployment. You will also have good IT skills including the use of Train Planning software such as Attune and TPS.

 

This role offers a competitive salary, pension and healthcare package.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk 

Duty Control Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Operations team as a Duty Control Manager. ROG’s operations are amongst the most technically competent and diverse in the UK rail industry. As part of this, you will be joining a highly motivated and innovative “can do” team who ensure our Control function delivers a seamless train plan which meets the requirements of both our customers and internal stakeholders. You will use our supporting systems, processes and procedures, as well as liaising with customers and all involved parties, to achieve and maintain our standard of exemplary service and performance delivery, two principal aspects of the drivers behind our success. Operational experience is an absolute pre-requisite.

 

Key Deliverables

  • Undertake overall responsibility for the safe implementation, management and delivery of the Rail Operations Group train plan on a shift basis.
  • Manage staff and resources at your disposal to ensure the plan is communicated and delivered effectively and efficiently.
  • Manage and resolve short notice changes to the train plan, ensuring continuity of service.
  • Manage safety of the line incidents and disrupted working in a professional manner, communicating ongoing responses to all involved. Escalate if required.
  • Ensure all work undertaken, where required, is recorded and logged in detail in real time. Produce reports and communications as required to customers and internal stakeholders. Maintain thorough documentary and electronic records as required by a train running Control office.
  • Liaise with fleet, planning and resources staff to ensure the plan is deliverable.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Network Rail (VSTP submissions and train performance) and third-party operators on the network.
  • Record instances of level 1 TDA and monitor individual train performance to identify delay causation. 

 

This role offers a competitive salary, pension and healthcare package.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk 

Timetable Manager 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Planning & Resources team as the Timetable Manager. The role, reporting directly to the Head of Planning & Resources will play a critical function in ensuring the production of the most efficient and cost-effective train paths on a weekly and long-term basis that meet the needs of our customers and the business. The role will directly manage ROG’s team of experienced train planners providing direction and support as required. The role will also be directly responsible for developing ROG’s short, medium- and long-term train planning and engineering access strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the output of the ‘train planning’ element of the Planning & Resources team ensuring the production of the most cost effective and efficient train paths.
  • Work with the Resource Manager and Planning Delivery Manager to ensure the production of the most cost effective and efficient weekly plan as part of the Head of Planning & Resources ‘top team’.
  • Manage the development of ROG’s Long-Term Planning strategy including the development and submission of the PDNS and amendments/improvements to existing and new WTT schedules outside of PDNS timescales.
  • Manage ROG’s Engineering Access responses and strategy.
  • Manage the individual train planners ensuring their training needs are developed in according with business requirements.
  • Manage the ‘train planning’ manpower strategy including the identification and recruitment of planning talent.
  • Represent ROG at key train planning related industry forums ensuring that current and future business requirements are represented.
  • Support the Head of Planning & Resources with input into wider industry consultations that require train planning input.

Key Skills

  • Strong experience of train planning processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of ‘Attune’ planning software desirable.
  • Good railway geographical knowledge.
  • Good railway industry knowledge.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. 

 

This role offers a competitive salary, pension and healthcare package.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk 

SQE Manager

The SQE Manager is responsible for assisting the Head of Safety in ensuring the company remains legally compliant with relevant legislation, statutory reporting, internal audit regime, risk profiling and modelling and assisting with document control procedures. The post assists the Head of Safety in the compilation of data, preparation of internal and external reports (inc SMIS) reports and analysis of statistics. The post reports to the Head of Safety.

 

Key Requirements

 

  • NEBOSH Certificate (or equivalent) qualification
  • High level IT literacy
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Minimum, of 5 years railway experience

 

 

This role offers a competitive salary, pension and healthcare package.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to undertake this role, we need to hear from you.

 

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

careers@railopsgroup.co.uk 

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