Planning Manager, Telent UK, RETB Scotland (Radio Electronic Token Block)

START Date: 
July, 2014
END Date: 
November, 2015

Network Rail is in the process of replacing their current RETB radio system for the Far North and West Highland Lines in Scotland. After a life extension of infrastructure systems, the Next Generation RETB project is planning to Design, Manufacture, Test, Commission the replacement of the radio system element (NRN) as the frequencies used are due to be returned to OFCOM at the end of 2015. This involves replacement of the entire Token radio system, which comprises Racks in the Signaler’s Box, Radio/Cell Repeater sites, Hand Held, (CDU) Cab Display Unit, (DTU) Depot Test Units, TRCM sites. This system controls and allows safe Single Line Traffic of Train movements. There is a large civil requirement for the additional Aerial Mast foundations, which comprise of rebar and in some areas foundation piling as required.

  • Lead & Managed Contract Programme Planning schedules.
  • Increased Planning Workshops  to coordinate & Mitigate programme issues
  • Coordination and Leadership of Site installation Teams
  • Reduced site revisits Costs through better planning and Resource management
  • Customer Reporting & Presentations on Project progress
  • Commercial input to for monthly reporting
  • Contractor coordination of Design/Manufacturing/Installation issues
  • Tender Programme Development & Appraisal reviews
  • Risk Management & reviews
  • Travel in relation to project.
  • KPI/RAG Status reporting for Procurement / Long lead impacts.
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