Level Crossing Manager

Location:Conwy Principal Area
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

The railway plays a critical role in connecting people, businesses and communities to support both regional and national economic growth. We run the safest railway in Europe, committed to getting everyone home safe every day. In our role as an asset management service organisation, Network Rail owns, operates, maintains and, where funded, enhances the railway infrastructure.

With a 5,000-strong workforce and 2,700 miles of railway, our routes are here to serve communities and businesses of Wales, the Thames Valley, West of England and the South West Peninsula.

We transport commuters to key employment hubs including London, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. We directly serve London Heathrow, Europe's busiest international airport and provide connections to Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and London Gatwick airports. We support leisure and tourism in all of these areas and support critical freight services, notably aggregates, moving millions of tonnes of freight every year.

We are focussed on getting the basics right; putting the passenger first to provide a safe, reliable and high performing railway every day. Immediate challenges include the December 2019 timetable change - the biggest timetable changes to GWR services since 1976 - which will provide thousands of extra seats, more frequent services and quicker journeys.

Brief Description

You'll take the lead on the operation and maintenance of level crossings and you will be at the forefront of safety in your local railway.

About the role

In this key role, you'll carry out inspections, risk assessments, faulting and maintenance on level crossings throughout a geographical area. What's more, you'll be responsible for developing, planning and implementing proposals for improving operational safety. Strong professional relationships will be the key to your success. You'll work closely with maintenance depots and safety professionals. As the principal point of contact for the area, you'll review planning applications involving level crossings and you will arrange the drafting of necessary paperwork for modernisation and renewal projects.

Safety is one of our very highest priorities. Taking a conscientious approach, you'll always put safety first. We'll look to you to respond proactively to any faults and safety risks - recording them clearly, and reporting them promptly. With our national scheme for safer crossings making an impact nationwide, there has never been a more important time to take on this vital post.

Essential Criteria

    Good knowledge of relevant ORR Principles and Guidance

      Working knowledge of tools and techniques for quantified and qualitative risk assessment

        Experience of Stakeholder Engagement/Management

          Excellent communication skills, both in person and in written reports

            Demonstrable relationship building and influencing skills

              Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need

              Desirable Criteria

                A recognised risk or health and safety professional qualification

                  Member of the Institution of Railway Operators

                    Previous experience in an operating, engineering, station or safety environment

                    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.

                    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.

                    Salary £32,740

                    Closing date: 19/11/2019, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes