Senior Technician [General Ops]

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Brief Description

You will undertake and direct inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal work as allocated safely, efficiently and to relevant standards and where directed lead a team.

About the role

It will be your responsibility to establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors, enabling you and your team to safely carry out work and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions. Controlling and checking the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards, you will also ensure that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work including knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work.

      Ability to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team and ability to lead, motivate and direct a team.

        Knowledge and experience of Communications inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal techniques.

          Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions.

            Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need.


              Ideally 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.

                Hold and retain competencies relevant to this post, required by business need.

                The successful candidate will be required to work on call as required.

                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.

                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.

                We adhere to a structured pay framework. Salary: £38,166

                Closing date: 10th 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.