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About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britains railway. Were making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. Its a real team effort. One which calls for the collaboration of the industrys finest professionals. Weve created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture. Because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, were making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, youll grow along with us.

Maintaining the rail network is a full time job. It calls for determination, dedication and flexibility. Because theres no room for compromise. Our customers demand and deserve outstanding reliability from the network. And we are passionate about operational and technical excellence. From signalling and track to electrification, the possibilities are huge in Infrastructure Maintenance. Particularly when youre both playing a hands-on role and supporting the leadership of a team.
Brief Description
Working in all weathers on the frontline, youll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. Whats more, youll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader. About the role (External)
In this key post, youll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. Well look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. Youll personally carry out all kinds of work from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

Whats more, youll act as Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. Its a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, youll maintain the same high standards at all times of day, in even the toughest weather conditions.

Essential Criteria
Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work
Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work
Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing
Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques
Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers
Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions
Must meet required online testing benchmark

Desirable Criteria
Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience
Able to lead, motivate and direct a team
Willing and able to drive vehicles

This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application. How To Apply- External
Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employees unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.
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.
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 costing up to 3000 (to a maximum amount of 2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life
Network Rail is building a better railway for a better Britain. We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work we will!
Salary: 36,414
Closing date: 20th December 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes
If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing. The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form. Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received. Currency Amount of Travel Work At Home
Job Sector
Transport & Logistics
Job Position
Rail
Address
Willesden, London, UK Show on map
Location
London NW10
Post date
Closing date

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