Works Delivery Manager (Track) - Cardiff (Canton)

Job Type:Full Time


Cardiff, GB

Department Name

Wales & Western Region

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 real team effort; one that calls for the collaboration of the industry's finest professionals. We've created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture - because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Maintaining and renewing the rail network is a huge job. Our Works Delivery teams are up to the challenge. Across everything from signalling and track to electrification, they keep the network and its assets working safely and reliably. With clear, supportive and engaging management, they are at the heart of our vision for engineering and operating excellence.

Brief Description

The role of Works Delivery Manager (Track) is an exciting one. You will be leading a frontline team of track staff that will deliver a variety of works from maintenance to renewals. You will be a hands-on champion of organisation, quality, performance and - in everything you do - safety.

You will be based from our Cardiff (Canton) depot and the work will involve travelling to sites across the Wales and Western Region. There will be a requirement to carry out site audits on the frontline staff and therefore there will be times where you will need to work night and weekend shifts.

About the role (External)

In this key role, you will manage and direct a Works Delivery team to deliver a range of maintenance and project work, including inspections and renewals. Driving the achievement of business goals and performance measures, you will champion the very highest standards. In particular, you will be responsible for the safety of everyone on site - a responsibility you'll take extremely seriously.

You'll play a hands-on role - engaging the team, developing individuals and checking the quality of work. You'll manage the preparation of work specifications and plans, and the deployment of resources. What's more, you'll identify and implement improvement initiatives spanning everything from safety and asset performance, through to reliability, productivity and efficiency.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of managing the production and delivery of a comprehensive and compliant work programme

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

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

          Able to lead and implement change and improvement initiatives

            Excellent communication and influencing skills, both in person and in writing

              Comfortable working shifts including days, nights and weekends

              Desirable Criteria

                Able to coach, influence, lead and develop others

                  Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 3 or 4 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

                    Knowledge of budget management and cost/waste control processes and techniques

                      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)

                      Grade: Former IMC terms and conditions

                      Closing date: 3rd of June 2020.

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

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                      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.

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

                      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.