Section Supervisor [Welding & Grinding]

Location:Newport
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 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 engineering excellence. From signalling and track to electrification, the possibilities are huge in Infrastructure Maintenance.

Brief Description

Out in all weathers, you'll play a highly practical role in keeping Britain moving. Across a wide range of manual maintenance tasks, the efficiency and safety of the railway is in your hands.

About the role

As Section Supervisor [Welding & Grinding], you will assist the Section Manager in the inspection, maintenance and renewal of assets to standards and within agreed resource levels, budget and unit cost measures.You'll supervise the delivery of work and undertake specific inspections as required. You'll assist in the management of staff as directed.

Key Accountabilities:

1.Supervise and check the quality of work delivered and confirm assets are compliant to standards.

2.Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements and other instructions.

3.Adhere to company policies and procedures.

4.Undertake specific inspections in accordance with standards as directed.

5.Prioritise work arising.

6.Prepare work and resource specifications and method statements including Safe System of Work Plans.

7.Assist in the development of work plans that enables work to be delivered safely, efficiently and compliant to standards.

8.Assist in the identification and proposal of asset renewals.

9.Assist in the allocation of resources.

10.Deliver work in accordance with the relevant maintenance plans.

11.Provide appropriate information to update systems, databases and records.

12.Undertake a programme of staff surveillance, work quality, compliance and asset condition checks as directed.

13.Assist in the management, control and discipline of staff as directed.

14.Assist in the monitoring and review of staff competence and welfare.

15.Contribute to your own development and that of others.

Experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications:

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

2.Knowledge of resource and work organisation/planning processes and systems.

3.Knowledge and experience of conductor rail equipment inspection, maintenance, renewal and asset condition assessment techniques.

4.Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions.

5.Awareness of cost and waste control techniques.

6.Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team.

7.Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

8.Able to coach, influence and develop others.

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

10.Ideally hold (or be working towards) an NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained the appropriate level of knowledge gained through equivalent relevant experience.

11.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 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.

Salary: £43,825

Closing date: 20/01/2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.