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About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

North West & Central (NW&C) is the Backbone of Britain - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

NW&Cs vision for the five years to 2024 is One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers. We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. Were working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a 5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.

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! Brief Description
Youll develop a range of skills, including leadership. Supporting a Works Delivery Manager, youll play a hands-on role in everything from quality and safety inspection, through to staff management.

Works Delivery Buildings deliver a diverse programme of work across the LNW route. We have a number of teams in a number of locations, from London Euston to Manchester who deliver the following types of work to over 3,000 route building assets and stations; project management, planned maintenance, fault response, and operational property inspections. In order to deliver this, we require a variety of skills and experiences from people with a positive attitude.

5 positions available About the role (External)
With a remit spanning inspection, maintenance and renewal, youll provide vital support to a Works Delivery Manager. Supervising the delivery of work, and carrying out inspections, youll be integral to keeping our assets compliant. Youll take a hands-on role, assisting with the management of staff, checking the quality of work, and actively promoting safety. Well look to you to prioritise work during your shift, prepare work and resource specifications, and assist in the allocation of resources. Along the way, youll keep a range of systems, databases and records up to date. Crucially, as well as furthering your own skills, youll help others with their development.

Essential Criteria

Experience of directing and supervising worksites and the safe and efficient delivery of work
Knowledge of processes for planning and organising work and resources
Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques
Able to coach, influence and develop others
Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Comfortable working shifts including days, nights and weekends
Good computer and mobile device skills

Desirable Criteria

Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience
Awareness of cost and waste control techniques
Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need
COSS / ES Qualified

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. 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.
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.
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
Salary: 34,372 per annum (entry salary)
Closing date: 6 th 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 Currency Amount of Travel Work At Home
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Transport & Logistics
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