Modelling Manager (Train Crew) Positions in Arriva Group Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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This Jobsfunter Listing is about Arriva Group in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 2022

About the job

The CrossCountry timetable is at the core of the offer we make to our customers. With our services spanning the length and breadth of the country, the challenges in planning and resourcing our timetable are exciting and unparalleled, particularly given the scale of change and Industry reform in coming years, due to significant investment in improvements across our network. We will deliver a service fit for our passengers that we can be proud of – industry leading, customer focussed, dynamic and innovative.

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen within the Planning Team for a Modelling Manager (Train Crew).

This vital role will play an instrumental part in ensuring that our timetables are embracing the principles of ‘Build Back Better, which are robust, efficient and meet the needs of an evolving United Kingdom in a post pandemic era.

Crosscountry is uniquely placed to support a revitalisation in economic growth, connecting the countries of the UK and providing quality long distance journey opportunities. Our timetable is central to contributing to that success.

You will be responsible for providing detailed modelling outputs for train crew diagrams such that the impact of varying timetable concepts on train crew diagrams can be considered, working for the Service Specification Advisor within the Planning team.

You will have previous experience of undertaking train crew diagram production and possess an ability to analyse information, think strategically and consider sometimes conflicting requirements. It is therefore essential that you also have experience in modelling varying train plans for train crew diagram impact.

To excel in this area it is essential that you demonstrate an attention to detail and are committed to learning and building your experience in this area.

Ideally Your Application Should Demonstrate The Following Areas

  • Must prove ability to work independently from head office and to work on own initiative as an ambassador for CrossCountry in the wider rail industry
  • Appreciation of train planning principles and Crosscountry network geography
  • Working knowledge of train planning systems including Voyager Plan & TrainTRACS as a minimum
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think innovatively
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Proven Negotiation / Influencing / Presenting skills
  • Knowledge of or proof of ability to learn rail industry IT systems and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Experience of working within a tightly controlled project / programme framework
  • Excellent ability to communicate internally on commercially sensitive subject matter and data (both in communicating findings to people as well as ability to listen and understand & apply data inward)
  • Risk identification and ability to think/consider the consequences of a train plan well beyond the graph/diagrams created (how the plan fits into the wider business strategy)

The team is based at Cannon House, Birmingham and the role will involve work in other locations on the Crosscountry network as required.

If this sounds like you, then please click ‘Apply Now’ as applications close 29th May 2022.

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.


  • Free rail travel for you and your family (rules and conditions apply).
  • A healthier and cheaper way to commute with a tax efficient way to fund buying a bike.
  • Enjoy discounts with major retailers through Arriva’s employee benefits portal, The Village.

Company: Arriva Group

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location:  Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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