Local Operations Manager [Malvern]

Job Type:Full Time


Worcester, GB

Department Name

OW LOM West County (102252) G5

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

The Western route comprises over 1,847 miles of track from London Paddington station to Penzance and Worcester area. As we have entered a five-year term of investment, our people will be vital in building and delivering the railway improvement for millions of passengers every day.

Brief Description

Proactively leading a diverse team, you will be at the forefront of ensuring operational safety and delivering a high performing train service across an assigned geography.

About the role (External)

Managing the day-to-day performance of a local operations team, you'll make sure operational safety and train services are delivered to the highest standards along a particular geography. Accountable for implementing policies and plans, managing resources and budgets, you will be instrumental to maximising train performance. We'll expect you to take a proactive approach, monitoring and intervening on proposed maintenance activities, and managing the development of local emergency plans.

Safety is among our highest priorities, and you will be instrumental to ensuring a safer railway. You will help to ensure we meet the very highest standards within an exacting regulatory environment. To achieve a safer railway for all, you will manage and develop a diverse team including Mobile Operations Managers, Controllers, Signallers and Crossing staff.

Crucially, you'll be an inspiring and engaging leader. Your team will see you as a role model and mentor. You'll forge strong relationships with colleagues and customers, including train and freight operating companies. Taking on the role of Rail Incident Officer, you'll oversee the establishment of a command structure, and lead the co-ordination of mobile infrastructure and service restoration activities. You'll also manage key assets including vehicles and tools.

Essential Criteria

  • The ability or potential to lead, manage and develop people
  • Strong decision making and planning skills
  • An assertive and engaging approach
  • Ready to attain Rail Incident Officer status, Rules and Regulations Level 2 competency, assessor competence, and appropriate signal box competencies where required
  • A full driving licence
  • Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

Desirable Criteria

  • Committed to understanding and meeting customers' needs
  • General understanding of railway industry structure and responsibility
  • General understanding in business improvement processes and investigatory skills

You may also be required to carry out signalling duties as part of your LOM role, and therefore may be invited to undertake a signalling assessment as part of your application.

How to apply (External)

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.

A career with Network Rail is a journey. We'll 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 a generous bonus on top of your competitive salary. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at www.networkrailcareers.com/benefits

Network Rail is committed to offering competitive and fair pay and adheres to a structured pay framework. The successful candidate will be offered a salary within the range advertised and any offer made will not exceed the maximum shown.

Salary: £40107 - £45120 (plus operational allowance where applicable)

Closing date: 25th May 2020

How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates 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, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.