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About Network Rail

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.
Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.
The Network Rail Telecom (NRT) team is responsible for operating all of Network Rails telecoms assets and networks. This responsibility includes managing asset life cycles as well as the development, delivery and support of first-class telecommunication networks and services. In simple terms, NRT transports data between A and B enabling Network Rail to run operationally both on the railway (signalling, customer information systems, CCTV cameras etc.) and as a business (desk phones, mobile devices, data connections etc.). NRT is also playing a key role in the realisation of Network Rails digital railway aspiration which requires huge amounts of data managed securely to work. Brief Description
Provide comprehensive Tier 3 telecom operations support to the IP & Data Networks across Network Rail. About the role (External)
Key Accountabilities
  1. Act as interface to other delivery units to align and define working practice and workload within IP/data operations.
  2. Monitor and strive to improve the technical competence of engineers associated with IP/data in specified delivery units.
  3. Support the review on derogation and non-compliance to IP/data related standards.
  4. Support the delivery unit engineers in the production of business focussed renewal or replacement proposals and approve them as appropriate.
  5. Review the quality and performance of IP/data related assets in any delivery unit geographies and propose corrective action as required.
  6. Review Network Designs created by network design teams to enable operations can support.
  7. Review change requests through information and approval relating to the operational management of the network.
  8. Check and verify configurations of router and switch hardware installed by Network Implementation team for BAU support.
  9. Maintain Network hardware configuration, including IOS update where applicable.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • Relevant Degree, or able to demonstrate equivalent competence
  • CCNP certification.
  • Knowledge of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls
  • Substantial IP Network engineering or Operations experience
  • A detailed understanding of the maintenance of IP network assets
  • A sound knowledge of the relevant technical, security, safety and performance standards
  • Holds relevant professional licences and technical qualifications, or capable of achieving within reasonable timescales
  • Holds valid UK driving licence, or eligible and willing to obtain
  • Provide on-call cover for the Network Operations Team outside normal hours of operation.

  • Knowledge of Netflow, Cisco Prime, ASA & Juniper firewalls, Protocols, VRFs and layer 2/3 VPNs
  • Understanding and experience of railway infrastructure maintenance
  • Experience of undertaking engineering assurance activities, including competence assessment
How To Apply- External
Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
You may wish to visit our Safety Vision
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets (to a maximum amount of 2,500).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 40,107 - 45,120 + % of basic salary for on call duties.
As an arms length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements:
  • Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
  • Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check
  • Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks
Closing date: 20 th January 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes Currency GBP Amount of Travel Work At Home
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Network Administration
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