Technician [Works Delivery Off Track] - Northampton Brackmills Estate x 4

Job Type:Full Time


Northampton, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail operates and maintains the railway infrastructure 24/7 365 days a year.

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with the Putting 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.

Delivered through devolution into five regional businesses empowering locally led decision making.

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

A great opportunity has arisen to join the Works Delivery Off-Track team who are pivotal in providing a safe and dependable railway whilst protecting and enhancing the natural environment.

Let there be no doubt that maintaining the rail network is a huge job. Our Works Delivery Team is up to the challenge and we do it with pride.Across everything from Vegetation Management, Fencing installation to Level Crossing renewals, we keep the network and its assets working safely and reliably.

We are a newly established team with a passion for innovation within our own specialist sector whilst driving Networks Rails vision for a safer working environment.

Please note, there are 4 positions available

About the role (External)

You will be providing critical support to the Works Delivery team by assisting the team leader in the delivery of all our projects across the range. Our team is made up of arborists, fencing experts and safety critical staff that will require your regular input to constantly improve the smooth running of the department.You will be trained to a high level in all aspects to ensure we continue to deliver excellence and maintain compliance with the huge range of standards we adhere to.

The role comprises a mainly hands-on approach with some office time to write up reports and update our filing systems.You will be regularly checking the quality of work and safety compliance of our contracted staff, whilst actively promoting safety with confidence and sincerity. We will also look to you to prioritise your work, assist in planning projects, accurately report and provide scopes of work with a great attention to detail. Duties include keeping a range of systems, databases and records up to date daily.Crucially, you will assist the management staff to further your own skills and in turn, develop the team the team to its full potential.The technician position requires you to inspire the trust and respect of the people around you and stimulate production on the ground.

If you are an organised, motivated individual with a dedication to innovation, confidence in your ability and experience to help drive the department forward, this may the job for you.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work

      Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work

        Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing

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

            Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers

              Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

                Meet the required online testing benchmark


                  Knowledge of utility arboriculture in a railway environment.

                    Able to demonstrate and promote safer working behaviours with a genuine drive to motivate and direct people around you.

                      COSS and experience of being PIC (019)

                        Knowledge of the following standards:




                        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.

                        You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with 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.

                        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 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 £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

                        Salary £31,016 per annum

                        Closing date: Monday 1st June 2020 late applications will not be accepted.

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

                        If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing. The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form. Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received.