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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Signs of Summer on the Tube & Cooling the Tube job

You know that summer's coming on the London Underground when you see the appearance of the inevitable Heatbusters ads for air conditioning units

Heatbusters Ad on the Tube

Regular readers know that the problem of cooling the Tube is a big one and over a hundred people went to a talk on how the London Underground planned to tackle heat.

Jon Justice who's a regular commenter and contributor to the blog sent me a link to a role that Transport for London advertised on the 30th April - Operations Liaison Manager - Cooling the Tube.

"Operations Liaison Manager - London SW1
c£50k plus generous benefits

The Tube. Best Served Chilled.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operations Liaison Manager who will act as the representative of local operational management on all Cooling the Tube Programme (CTP) activities. You will ensure that planned project works are delivered with minimum impact on the operational railway; help prepare and implement an operational readiness plan for using the new assets, ensuring that local teams are ready to use the new assets when delivered; and will work with Line General Managers and their teams to implement migration, transition and changeover plans
."

Full details can be found in the link above and you have until Sunday May 18th 2008 at 1159hrs to apply. It's a very healthy salary to say the least, for what would be a very challenging role.

As well as carrying out the specific duties outlined, candidates require:
  • Extensive planning and organising experience to achieve business objectives
  • Experience of interpreting complex information and communicating findings and recommendations
  • Good understanding of principles of railway operational management
  • Awareness of customer priorities
  • Computer literate with good analytical skill
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Good working knowledge of the PPP Contract

God alone knows who would have the last requirement, but if you have, or think you know someone who has you know where to go.

Although perhaps Ian & Pete from The Londoneer might feel qualified as they made very comprehensive notes from the lecture in March.


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