Signalling Inspector

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

OB LNW Safety Improvement Manager (115658) G2

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Brief Description

Undertake activities that provide assurance that operational compliance within the Area is being managed in an appropriate manner.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

    Provide operational input and act as operational representative on signal sighting committee.

      Provide specialist technical advice to the routes and areas on the operation of signal equipment and competence requirements.

        Provide expert operational advice on re-signalling schemes, including signaller area of control/workload and ergonomics, commissioning and competence requirements of signallers at new signal boxes and workstations.

          Contribute to the production of Signal Box instructions.

            Deliver the programme of inspections that support assurance of operational compliance.

              Embed all agreed mitigation actions within the area of responsibility.

                Undertake verification of competence assessments in accordance with company standards.

                  Undertake rules examinations and approvals as directed.

                    Provide indicator information to measure compliance.

                      Carry out quality checks on all operational training courses.

                        Support the Senior Signalling Inspector in the delivery of security-sensitive train movements.

                        Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                          5 year's experience in a Signaller or Shift Signal Manager's role

                            Detailed knowledge of railway signalling principles, rules and regulations

                              Ability to attain rules to Level 1 standard

                                Proven influencing skills


                                  Understanding of risk assessment techniques

                                    Network Rail verifier competence

                                      Investigation skills (Route Cause Analysis)

                                      How to apply (External)

                                      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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                                      We will endeavour to provide a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

                                      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 commitmentpersonal commitment to safety in their application.

                                      A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will 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, the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,750). What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at

                                      We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £32,740 - £36,832 per annum.

                                      As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

                                      Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

                                      Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

                                      Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

                                      Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

                                      For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information.

                                      Closing date: 30/09/2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.