Head of Train Planning

Job Summary

TXM Recruit are currently working exclusively with Rail Operations Group based in Derby to recruit a Head Of Train Planning and Resources.

Role Details


  • To lead the Train Planning & Resources
  • To ensure the team operates in the most productive manner possible.
  • To ensure the company resource plan is designed and maintained cost effectively and meets commercial need.
  • To support the company in ensuring that all of its logistics are managed efficiently and effectively.
  • To ensure that risks that may be imported by logistics operations are identified and managed, particularly in the area of commercial & revenue exposure.
  • To ensure that services, within your influence, are operated to a high level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • To actively engage with customers ensuring we are delivering their needs and meeting their expectations.
  • To assist the Production Director in the performance of their role.
  • Deliver a cost effective short/mid and long-term Resource plan for Operations Managers, Operations Supervisors and Locomotives.
  • Deliver cost effective train plans for all WTT and STP requirements.
  • Development of the ‘forward view’ resource plan.



  • Educated to A level standard.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working within a train planning office with a very detailed understanding of WTT and STP planning arrangements, access planning and resource diagramming and rostering.