Senior Technical Officer [Track]

Location:Surrey
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a real team effort. One which calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture.Because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Maintenance Engineering is at the heart of our commitment to safety and reliability. Every day, across the nation, we're working hard to deliver the railway our customers deserve. It's vital to develop the right solutions: The most efficient ways of working, the most rigorous approach to compliance and safety. And that's where expert technical guidance really comes into its own.

Brief Description

Providing specialist technical support and guidance to a Maintenance Engineering team, you'll focus strongly on quality control and analysis. It's a varied role in which you'll help the team develop and excel.

About the role

You'll provide vital, specialist technical support and guidance to the Maintenance Engineering team. It's an excellent opportunity to hone your skills in your chosen discipline. Reporting to the Principal Technical Officer, you'll enjoy a varied role, with the scope to make a big impact across diverse areas of work.

Your focus will be on careful analysis and quality control. We'll look to you to manage the preparation of work and resource specifications, method statements and plans. We'll also expect you to proactively check the quality of work that's delivered. You'll confirm assets are compliant to the highest standards. You'll carry out technical inspections, investigations and data analysis. You'll design, install, test and commission equipment.And you'll sometimes take a hands-on role, both carrying out and supervising technical tasks, surveys and design work. Along the way, you'll shape both your own ongoing development and that of others.

Essential Criteria

    Proven knowledge of technical support activities and techniques

      Experience and insight spanning maintenance processes, systems and standards

        Understanding of design requirements, processes and techniques

          Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team

            Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

            Desirable Criteria

              Able to coach, influence and develop others

                Hold or be working towards and NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in an engineering/leadership subject

                  Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need

                  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

                  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 employee's 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.

                  Salary: Circa £25000 - plus relevant operational and location allowances.

                  Extended Closing date: 22nd 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.