Examiner Inspector

Location:Kent
Job Type:Full Time

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&C's 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. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

We are looking for hardworking 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

You will perform structural examination work, maximising efficiency and effectiveness and ensure compliance with all relevant standards. All duties must be delivered safely and in accordance with the requirements of the client.

This is to register your interest for future vacancies that will arise. The vacancies may be fixed-term or permanent.

About the role

This roles consists of various tasks including:

1.Carrying out site examination of structures to determine the structural condition as allocated within the Alarm system and within defined timescales

2.Carrying out specified site examinations using roped access, if qualified

3.Compiling and submitting condition reports using the Alarm electronic system or other agreed process and submit for reviewing by the Examining Engineers team

4.Performing special examinations as directed including assistance with monitoring schemes for sensitive structures

5.Undertaking reconnaissance visits

6.Providing assistance with specialist examinations undertaken by the Examining Engineers team, including unique structures and tunnel examinations

7.Undertaking all on-call duties in support of rapid response, including bridge strike

8.Assisting in the provision of safety critical site support duties as required

9.Co-operating with quality, safety and environmental objectives and contribute, where appropriate, to continual improvement initiatives

10.Making observations and technically based decisions within sphere of competence for the role

11.Offering recommendations for consideration by Examining Engineers team

12.Making decisions and taking action on site in respect of immediate safety issues, imminent structural failure and operational capabilities of structures following bridge strikes, at times under pressure

13.Having a direct impact on performance through delivery of completed examination reports

Essential Criteria

  • GCSE pass in English Language
  • C&G/ NVC Level 3 in any building construction trade (additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu on an individual basis)
  • STE 4/ SCMI competent
  • Individual Working Alone
  • Bridge Strike Examiner
  • IT Literate with minimum word processing and drawing application
  • Full driving licence
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work alone with minimum supervision

Desirable Criteria

  • ONC/HNC level qualification / Technician Engineer (ICE)
  • Previous experience in the rail industry and knowledge of railway practice
  • Controller of Site Safety/ Engineering Supervisor
  • Confined Space Awareness/Training

How to apply

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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

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 £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Salary: Starting at £28,000 and increasing to £35,000

Closing date: 28 November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.