Section Supervisor [Track]

Location:West Yorkshire
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 big challenge, and every talented individual in every different team takes responsibility for doing their bit. We're all accountable for making the best of every duty. Of course, we're also accountable for helping each other thrive. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Maintaining and improving the rail network is complex work. It involves thousands of people in hundreds of roles, carrying out an extraordinary range of duties. Luckily, our Infrastructure Maintenance delivery teams benefit from clear supervision and support from experts.

This keeps them engaged and enthusiastic. It means they're committed to safety, efficiency and reliability. And that means customers nationwide will enjoy all the advantages of a world class railway.

Brief Description

Making sure inspection, maintenance and renewal of assets goes smoothly, you'll supervise work, carry out inspections and champion safety in this varied and vital role.

About the role

Assisting an Infrastructure Maintenance Section Manager with the inspection, maintenance and renewal of assets, you'll supervise the delivery of associated work and help with the management of staff. It's an excellent opportunity to use all of your specialist knowledge while developing valuable leadership skills. It's also an extremely varied role.

We'll look to you to undertake inspections, and prepare work and resource specifications and method statements. Providing accurate and detailed information, you'll keep a range of systems, databases and records fully up-to-date. Checking the quality of work and making sure assets are compliant to exacting standards, you'll enjoy the scope to identify and propose asset renewal work. You'll also allocate resources to works, and oversee both the quality of people's work and their welfare at work. As well as enhancing your own skills, you'll help others with their development. Crucially, you will champion the highest standards of safety in every aspect of your team's work.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of directing and supervising worksites and the safe and efficient delivery of work

      Knowledge of processes for planning and organising work and resources

        Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques

          Able to coach, influence and develop others

            Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

              Comfortable working shifts including days, nights and weekends

              Desirable Criteria

                Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

                  Awareness of cost and waste control techniques

                    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.

                    Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework.

                    Salary: £34,335

                    Closing date: 23rd January 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.