Lift Planner /POS Rep

Date: 25 Jun 2024

Location: Bristol, GB, BS34 8QA

Company: Colas

Make your mark with Colas Rail UK 

At Colas Rail, differences matter. Join a team where being your authentic self is respected, encouraged, and vital to our success. At Colas Rail you'll be at home. You'll be welcomed into an inclusive team where there's a role for every talent - and a close-knit, familial culture. You will also get the opportunity to help us transform transportation, set new standards, and dare to be different. 


This is true because...

  • We value everyone as part of the same team.
  • We treat everyone as equals - and everyone is approachable, from the CEO down. 
  • We put you in control of your career to lead and grow in any way you want. 
  • We have a culture of care, from safe working environments to diversity and inclusion. 
  • We're renowned for innovation, adopting new ideas, and daring to be different. 
  • We are building a more sustainable future and our projects impact infrastructure for generations. 


About Us 

Step into the world of Colas Rail, where a century of expertise merges with a daring spirit to shape the future of rail infrastructure. 

At Colas Rail, we deliver transport solutions for sustainable mobility. We are a leading rail infrastructure business with on track plant and freight capabilities. As a subsidiary of the Colas Group, we are part of over a hundred years' experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of trains run on tracks built, designed, or maintained by Colas Rail. 


Leading by our values

Our Care, Share and Dare values are at the heart of everything we do. These values feed into our main strategies and accompany us daily in realising our ambitions. 

We care for our employees' well-being and safety, fostering a culture of inclusivity and support. 

We share a passion for excellence, celebrating achievements and nurturing talent. 

We dare to push boundaries, embracing challenges and driving innovation in every endeavour. 

Even if you don't meet every requirement, please don't rule yourself out, we still encourage you to apply if your skills, values, and experience align to the role. 


Purpose of the Role


Support production management in compliance with applicable regulations, company standards, approved codes of practice, railway group standards and standards defined by Network Rail for on-track and construction plant matters.

Establish and maintain on-track and construction plant planning & operating systems; enabling the Infrastructure division to safely operate on-track and construction plant.

Key Responsibilities


  • Support production management in compliance with applicable regulations, company standards, approved codes of practice, railway group standards and standards defined by Network Rail for Lift Planning.
  • To provide accurate and safe on-track plant & construction plant planning, produce lift plans, which are required under NR/L2/RMVP/0200.
  • Devise Colas Rail collaboration with Plant Owner/Operating companies, POS Providers and plant training & assessment providers.
  • Provide support to the Rail Plant, Lift planners & ALO Planners in terms of mentoring, coaching and general technical support across the business and Alliance.
  • To be fully trained and competent in Plant planning, Lift Planner Competence, with an ability to read and interpret duty charts for all applicable machines and convert into a workable Lift Plan. 
  • To assist in the implementation of appropriate controls and audit regimes that enable compliance with safety/checking procedures. Conduct assurance surveillance and inspections to identify good practice and incidents on non-compliance and take appropriate action
  • Communicate with 3rd party sub-contractors providing POS provision to the company, review, respond & advise on information & planning being provided.
  • Review new or revised applicable company standards, regulations, approved codes of practice, railway group standards and standards defined by Network Rail for all matters relative to plant operations; writing and cascading relevant briefings and operating notices.
  • Devise Colas Rail collaboration with Plant Owner/Operating companies, POS Provider
  • Provide out of hours support for real time lifting operations
  • Visit and inspect all site access points for RRV on-tracking & off-tracking requirements.
  • Participate in the development of OTP plans for the projects allocated Attend and be part of training and standardisation meetings. 
  • Ensure that all data, reports and documentation are provided as mandated by the company’s POS procedure.
  • Liaise with plant supply companies regarding the supply and adequacy of plant Notification of training and assessing events to Sentinel. 

Person Specification


Job Skills

  • Leadership – able to influence people and teams to introduce new standards and method or working throughout Colas Rail and especially within the Infrastructure division.
  • Good communication skills, (spoken and written) administrative reporting/auditing skills, MS Office skills, professionalism, confidentiality.
  • An understanding of verification and auditing processes.



  • Plant Experience, site work experience within Plant and Technical knowledge of Plant work is essential
  • Extensive experience of planning and delivery of on-track and construction plant operations in the rail construction environment.
  • Knowledge of LOLER regulations and application
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, company standards, approved codes of practice, railway group standards and standards defined by Network Rail.
  • Knowledge of the engineering safety management and risk assessment processes
  • Ability to work under pressure and autonomously
  • Knowledge of railway training and competence requirements to operate and control plant



  • PTS and OTP Core, MC/CC competent.
  • Sentinel Lift Planner Single Lift and Tandem Lift
  • Currently hold OTP 04 – Any Line Open Working competency (or be willing to work towards gaining OTP 04 & ALO Planner competency)

What we offer


Competitive Salary
34 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays)
Industry leading Life Assurance
Healthcare Cash Plan
Wellbeing Employee Assistant Programme
Pension Scheme
Eye Care Vouchers
Long Service Award
Season Ticket Loan
Occupational Health Service

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity, and we actively seek to create an environment whete everyone feels valued and respected. Regardless of background, disability, age, race, religion, or gender, everyone is welcome at Colas Rail. 

We strive to promote equity and eliminate discrimination, actively seeking to create a workforce reflective of communities we serve. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, offering flexible and inclusive adjustments to the interview process. 

We are proudly part of the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you meet the minimum requirements. 

Join us in making a positive impact! Apply and be part of a team that values diversity and embraces unique perspectives.