Team Leader [Off Track Maintenance]

Job Type:Full Time


Shrewsbury, GB

Department Name

MW TME Shrewsbury Indirect (891101) G5

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 (External)

As Team Leader [Off Track Maintenance], you will direct, organise and motivate the team so that work is undertaken safely, efficiently and to the relevant standards.You will undertake and direct inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal work as allocated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications:

1.Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work.

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

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

4.Able to lead, motivate and direct a team.

5.Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

6.Knowledge and experience of distribution and plant inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal techniques.

7.Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions.

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

9.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.

10.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 (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.

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 benefitsincluding 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: £37,215

Closing date: 30/03/2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.