SSOW Planner

  • Permanent
  • Cumbernauld
  • up to £45,000 + Car allowance USD / Year

We are recruiting for a large company within the infrastructure sector, who are looking for an experienced SSOW Planner to work across a portfolio of planned and reactive rail infrastructure/civil engineering projects. Our client would like to interview for this position as soon as possible; with expected high interest, early applications are advised.


A busy and fast paced business unit based in Cumbernauld, who are involved in a range of civil engineering works, both reactive and planned, are looking to add a Possessions Planner to the rail team.

Day to day responsibilities would include:

  • Liaise with the project management teams on all Access planning matters.
  • Work closely with the Construction Management and Estimating team to identify all available possessions to optimise working and to maintain the project programme.
  • Preparation of the Master / Contract / Managing possession schedule and supporting information.
  • Ensure possession, isolation & protection requests are submitted in line with Network Rail planning timescales and relevant format.
  • Planning of possession/protection arrangements.
  • Monitor / record / highlight any possession planning changes.
  • Prepare safety critical documentation in line with railway group standards.
  • Attend or arrange attendance to all possession meetings with the client.
  • Identify project risks / opportunities and participate in the management process.
  • Assist in the Preparation of entitlement submissions.
  • Ensure that all aspects of safety are taken into consideration when planning a project.
  • Maintain close relationships and Liaise with other members of the planning job family, contribute to the transfer of best practice.
  • Submission of Road Closure requests.


To excel in this role, you will have previous experience as an SSOW/ Possession Planner in a rail minor works environment.

  • PPS planning access experience
  • SSOW planning qualification Core Level 2
  • PTS
  • Trained and certificated as competent as Controller of Site Safety [COSS]
  • Must have a good understanding of the Network Rail Rule Book and be able to interpret Sectional Appendices, Hazard Directory, and Environmental Assessments etc.
  • Holder of a full British Driving License.


  • Competitive annual salary
  • Company car/ car allowance
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan

For more information or to apply contact me directly on 02392 322 321

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