Line Person

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 extraordinary stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims are to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Supply Chain Operations

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we

    Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

      Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

      Behind the scenes we:

        Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.

          Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

          Every year:

            Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

              Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

              Brief Description

              Installation and modification of OHL Equipment and associated structures in order to meet the Programme of works, Projects and Incident Support requirements.

              About the role

              Key Accountabilities

              1.Undertake tasks only in accordance with your competencies (Unless under direct supervision during training) Always work in a safe manner and report any risk to your line manager.

              2.Ensure the tasks are completed to an accepted standard of workmanship and quality in accordance with the relevant Network Rail company standards and procedures, working instructions, task briefing sheets and work risk control sheets.

              3.Always adhere to company HSEQ procedures.

              4.Complete all site documentation in full detail as required by company procedure ensuring these are returned at the end of the shift to the site management team.

              5.Attend training courses to enhance personal skill levels and competencies; ensuring re-certification is undertaken in a timely manner (AiTL).

              6.Carry out site based duties diligently when allocated and competent ensuring log books are kept up to date.

              7.Operate or act as machine controller on the High Output Wiring Train(s) and Road Rail Vehicles when instructed to do so and ensure competencies are suitable for these types of plant.

              8.Only use tools and equipment provided by the company relevant to the task that you are working on.

              9.Ensure that all necessary paper work is completed fully before commencement of work, briefings are carried out in detail and fully understood and records are fully maintained.

              10.Attend monthly safety and team briefs that will be delivered by this post holder's line manager.

              11.Participate fully in the development of, and the engagement of the team.

              12.Ensure that any type of accident or incident is reported at the earliest possible opportunity to the site management team or your line manager.

              Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                Minimum 2 years experience of an operational railway environment.

                  Knowledge of Network Rail standards and procedures.

                    Relevant competencies.

                      Excellent understanding of Work Safe Procedure.

                        Good interpersonal, communication and organisation skills.

                          Good working knowledge of small tools, plant and equipment, including Road Rail Vehicles and High Output Wiring Train.

                            Good understanding of OHL system and basic design.

                              Must have completed a Network Rail recognised Lineman/Erectors course or equivalent.


                                Possess HGV Class 2 Licence.

                                  COSS / Machine Controller

                                    RRV / MEWP Operator

                                      Authorised Person

                                        Nominated Person

                                          Points Operator

                                            Engineering Supervisor

                                              High Output Wiring Train Platform, Recovery and Payout operation competency.

                                                First Aid (5 Day Course)

                                                How to apply

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

                                                At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

                                                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 (to a maximum subsidy of £2,500).

                                                Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Please note salary will be offered on qualifications and experience.

                                                IM Level 0 (Trainee)£29363

                                                IM Level 1£30391 (OLEC 1 or equivalent)

                                                IM Level 2£37531 (OLEC 2 or equivalent)

                                                IM Level 3£44790(OLEC 3 or equivalent and experience of managing small teams)

                                                Along with a demonstrable track record of delivering OLE projects at that level.

                                                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.

                                                Closing date:02.02.19

                                                Late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                                                Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

                                                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.