Technician [Track Inspection] - London Great Suffolk Street

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

The South East route is the busiest and most congestedin the country, connecting the capital and its southern and south eastern suburbs with Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Europe. Around 5,000 passenger trains run everyday over almost 2,000 miles of track.

This is both an exciting and unique prospect to work at a key London depot where you will have the opportunity to help develop and shape the workplace and how it is run.

Please be aware that this advertisement is for both current and future opportunities.

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 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.

At London Bridge, your contractual agreement will offer you personal security with a variety of benefits. In addition to your baseline salary this location attracts substantial location driven allowances which relate to the Delivery Unit that you will be working with.

Salary: £24,858 (entry level)

Inner London locations (within the M25)- Inner London Allowance £2325, Central London Supplement £900, Direct Labour Allowance £800, Maintenance Allowance £200 (Total- £4225)

Recognising that travel into London is an expense, Network Rail employees are entitled to a generous annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250) to support your financial needs.

Your annual leave entitlement after 12 month's continuous service will be 25 working days, in addition to the standard 8 bank and other public UK holidays (subject to non-requirement to work).

Network Rail offers a choice of fantastic contributory pension schemes to support you and your family later in life. The options can be found at (subject to eligibility).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career where we look to promote and transfer internally, offering the required training to ensure you have the right tools to succeed. For our high performing employees, we also offer, where applicable, employees the opportunity to further their development through sponsored formal Higher Education as part of their career development plan.

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes