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Planning Manager - Rail

  • Location:

    Manchester, England

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design, Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -092021-74710_1632487866

  • Published:

    24 September 2021

  • Expiry date:

    23 November 2021

Job Title - Planning Manager - Rail
Location - Manchester
Salary - £65,000 / £75,000 + an excellent package


Cobalt is working with one of the UK's most formidable consultancies with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by their values to deliver lasting change for their stakeholders and the communities they work in. Their purpose is to improve people's lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for their people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

The Project

Our client is looking for a Planning Manager to work on the Northern Powerhouse Rail Project. Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is a major strategic rail programme, specifically designed to support the transformation of the North's economy by providing effective and efficient rail connectivity between the North's major economic centres, offering a faster and more reliable service across the entire region. Connecting the people, communities, and businesses of the North.

The opportunity

The initial deployment for this role will be with the Network Rail freight team.

The individual for this role ideally needs to be highly experienced in delivering agile project planning.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Guiding creation of timelines in line with project outcomes, reflecting customer requirements, and working across the project freight portfolio.

  • Working with project objectives and requirements from the project managers to define the project scope on a work level.

  • Developing and amending project plans in line with emerging requirements, regularly creating estimates of work effort and dependencies identified.

  • Working closely with a senior planner and project teams to map out the critical timescales and outcomes to give rail freight stakeholders value and confidence that the client is driving these projects effectively.

  • Owning the individual project plans in life and reports any changes to baseline plan, once generated. This is a key part of managing delivery and change control across the portfolio.

About you

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and provide support to strong, motivated teams. You will have experience in construction or project management within the rail sector and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities our client has to offer.

If you feel that this is the role for you, then please apply with your latest CV