Technical Officer

Job Type:Full Time


Stafford, GB

Department Name

MB WDM (Track) West Midlands Direct (857091) G1

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.

Maintenance Engineering is at the heart of our commitment to safety and reliability. Every day, across the nation, we're working hard to deliver the railway our customers deserve. It's vital to develop the right solutions, the most efficient ways of working, the most rigorous approach to compliance and safety. And it's all made possible thanks to dedicated technical support.

Brief Description

Supporting an engineering team with everything from surveys and design, through to technical maintenance work, you'll hone your skills, develop new ones, and prepare for a rewarding career.

About the role (External)

This is an ideal opportunity to learn and develop technical skills that are crucial to the success of Network Rail. With an enthusiastic and conscientious approach, you could enjoy the scope to progress into more senior roles as you hone your abilities and achievements.

In this varied role, you'll help to provide vital technical support to a Maintenance Engineering team. We'll look to you to assist technical staff with everything from survey and design work, through to technical tasks in support of maintenance activities. Whatever your task, you'll ensure it is completed accurately, safely and on time.

You'll carefully identify record and analyse technical data and keep a range of systems, databases and records up-to-date and accurate. In addition, you'll help to prepare specifications and requisitions for materials. What's more, you'll enjoy opportunities to assist with the preparation of method statements and plans for design or work activities.

Essential Criteria

    IT literate and able to work with a range of digital equipment

      Five GCSEs including Maths, English and a Science subject or equivalent

        Previous experience of analysing data and keeping accurate records

          A team player

            Keen to develop and make a difference

            Desirable Criteria

              Knowledge of operational railway environment

              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)

              Salary: £25,511 per annum

              Closing date: Monday 1st June 2020

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

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

              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 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.