Technical Clerk

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name

Eastern 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 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.

Keeping Britain moving on the railway is a huge and complex challenge; With 20,000 miles of track, Signalling assets, Electrification initiatives; Maintenance, inspection and renewal. This movement is made possible by dedicated administrative, technical and analytical support. With such strong support in place, we're ready for even the toughest challenges.

Brief Description

You'll provide a diverse team with vital technical and administrative support. It's a varied role spanning everything from data collection and analysis through to vehicle management.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

The Eastern Region (East Coast, North & East and East Midlands Routes) CEFA/CAFA Project Management Team work across the full portfolio of Network Rail's Building and Civils Assets. We oversee the annual delivery of over 25 000 examinations and assessments ranging from simple Visual examinations to complex load bearing assessments on challenging structures. Successful delivery of on-time and accurate reports is critical to ensuring the ongoing safe running of the railway.

This 6-month temporary Technical Clerk post is central to the safe, on-time and to-quality delivery of examinations and assessments. The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Manager to support the Scheme Project Managers with their portfolios and ensure the management of changes and technical queries and issued and closed out to timescale. Strong excel skills are essential as is a keen desire to improve current processes. The post is an excellent opportunity to develop your data management skills and potentially join the team permanently.


1.Manage changes to work annual workbanks ensuring requests are issued to set timescales

2.Ensure Technical Queries from Contractors are issued to the correct engineers and suitable responses issued to set timescales

3.Aid weekly reporting for the Scheme Project Managers

4.Improve current reporting systems to help improve quality of information passed to the Route Asset Managers

It is imperative you have…

  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

It is advantageous if you have…

  • Project safety management experience
  • Knowledge of Oracle Projects
  • Experience of Power BI and Sharepoint

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.

This vacancy is band 6 at circa £20,000 depending on experience.

Closing date: 6th July 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

This is a 6 months secondment opportunity.