Control Centre Technician x 2 roles

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:West Midlands
Job Type:Full Time


Birmingham, GB

Department Name

MB Telecoms LNW South Indirect (920220) G2

About Network Rail

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with thePutting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

You will be part of the NW&C Region which consist of three routes:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment.We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will!

Brief Description

The Control Centre is a hub of expertise. Remote Condition Monitoring technology enables us to identify and respond to all manner of asset and infrastructure issues swiftly and effectively. Ready to respond at a moment's notice, our team makes timely and appropriate actions happen for miles around. By keeping us one step ahead, they keep the railway functioning smoothly.

In this role you will collate and interrogate information from asset monitoring equipment and make arrangements to attend where alarms demand as necessary.Provide support to maintenance teams in response to alarms, alerts and scheduled maintenance activities.Undertake inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal work to relevant standards.

There are 2 permanent roles available.

About the role (External)

1.Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors.

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

3.Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent.

4.Monitor information arising from remote condition monitoring equipment and liaise as required with Controls, Section Managers and Engineers on fault analysis, response and priorisation of entry into fault management systems.

5.Manage entries and close out of faults in the fault management and fault rectification activities.

6.Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

7.Control and check the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards.

8.Check that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies.

9.Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly.

10.Accurately report all work completed/not completed and produce/maintain records as required.

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

12.Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications

    Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work.

      Experience of organising and controlling the safe and efficient delivery of work.

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

          Able to lead, motivate and direct a team.

            Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

                Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions.

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

                    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.

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

                      How to apply (External)

                      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.

                      We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

                      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.

                      A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a 75% discounted season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hires, private healthcare and more. Discover more at

                      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.

                      Salary: £42,824

                      Closing date: 12th August 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes. Previous applicants need not apply.