Person in Charge of Possession (PICOP)

To supervise and deliver professional possession management within a safety critical environment

Responsible to
Delivery Manager

Assistant Delivery Manager/SPICOP

Key responsibilities

  • Assist SPICOP with pre-possession planning
  • Attend and assist with pre-possession checks, briefings etc
  • Assist the SPICOP to manage possession paperwork, phone calls etc..
  • Attend and/or minute SPICOP briefings
  • Monitor blocking points and place boards and detonators required to take the possession
  • Carry out regular checks of the protection measures
  • Attend worksites at the request of the SPICOP to monitor progress
  • Carry out SPICOP and PSS duties as required
  • Brief PSS on duties as required, ensuring full understanding of the possession requirements 
  • Comply with all relevant legislation and railway rules including safety critical communications
  • Carry out additional duties deemed to be within the position capability as directed by management

Key performance indicators

  • Network Rail Audit
  • Briefing rate
  • Completion and return of all relevant possession documentation
  • Customer performance measure
  • Attendance at work
  • Accidents / Incidents
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Damage/loss of equipment
  • Close call submissions
  • Achieving deadlines and results

Skills and experience

  • In depth knowledge Railway group standards
  • In depth knowledge of possession requirements
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and Time Management
  • IT literate
  • Report writing
  • Previous experience chairing meetings 
  • Ability to manage teams and people
  • Previous customer focused/service experience

Competences and qualifications

  • (S)PICOP
  • PTS
  • PS

I understand and accept the above duties, which are part of my role.  I undertake to take reasonable care for the health and safety of myself and those other persons who may be affected by my acts or omissions at work.  To co-operate, as far as necessary, with any statutory requirement placed on the company.  To ensure that I do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare.