Possessions Planner

About Coombes

Founded by brothers Shane and Jack in 2002, COOMBES have grown into a leading supplier of vegetation management, practical environmental support, and specialist plant hire services.

As a Principal Contractor and POS licence holder we work directly alongside Network Rail, and have built an incredible industry reputation by constantly delivering work to the highest standard. We believe that our experienced management, planning and multi-disciplinary delivery teams, combined with our own fleet of modern on-track plant and equipment,allows us to deliver a level of responsiveness and flexibility that is hard to match.

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring everyone returns home safely every day. This is why we make sure that all of our employees,wherever they work and whatever they do, have a positive attitude towards safety and demonstrate the right behaviours; in addition we offer the training,equipment and the tools to work safely.

We are experiencing significant growth across multiple regions,so are seeking professionals to strengthen and support our teams, allowing us to continue offering a service that is second to none.

About the vacancy

We are seeking an experienced Possession Planner to join Coombes on a full time, permanent basis.


This position will require you to communicate with Network Rail and authorise the shutdown/closure of certain tracks and locations across the south coast. With safety at the top of our agender, this position requires organisation, an eye for detail and exceptional communication skills.  


You are required to be experienced in works planning,using PPS online systems and is able to collate, distribute and brief on SWPs.  


This is a hands-on role, where you’ll be required to produce accurate SWP’s in line with internal and external standards. You will utilise your excellent communication skills to advise on SSOW requirements at external client planning meetings whilst developing strong relationships along the way.


As Possessions Planner, you will work closely with our delivery managers and the wider team to ensure all SSOW requirements are understood and met both in the planning stages and when delivering on site.


As part of the possessions department, you will be responsible for creating work packs for all ground teams to follow. This will identify key planning details including safe working times, confirmation of closures, hazardous issues, local emergency departments and further information co-ordinated by NetworkRails operators.  


As well as sharing the ethos and values of our Company, candidates must have the following:


·        Sentinel SSOW Planner competency

·        In-depth knowledge of Network Rail standards and procedures

·        In-depth PPS, GZAC and daytime access planning knowledge

·        Have experience in both DC and AC infrastructure

·        Sentinel Personal Track Safety (PTS)

·        In-depth knowledge of ALO


Based: Petersfield


Package:salary Up to £50,000 PA,


Working hours:  40 hours per week, to be worked Monday -Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with 1hr unpaid break each day.

Salary: Up to £50,000

Working Hours: Full Time, 40h PW

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For a full role profile please contact the Careers Team on 01730 231761 or email careers@coombesuk.com.