Technician [Track Inspection] x2

Location:Reading
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.

Maintaining the rail network is a full time job. It calls for determination, dedication and flexibility. Because there's 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 you're both playing a hands-on role and supporting the leadership of a team.

Brief Description

Working in all weathers on the frontline, you'll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. What's more, you'll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader.

About the role

In this key post, you'll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. We'll look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. You'll personally carry out all kinds of work - from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

What's more, you'll 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. It's a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, you'll 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

                      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 £37,119

                      Closing date: 9th December 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.