Infrastructure Director

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Manchester, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

About Network Rail

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in our North Western & Central (NW&C) Region, which is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities.

North West & Central's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking.NW&C Region 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

The purpose of this role is to lead and direct the development and safe implementation of an integrated plan across all aspects of route maintenance, renewals and enhancements and provide professional engineering and asset management leadership for the route. Provide, and give guidance to route senior management on engineering and infrastructure issues and lead Level 1 assurance for asset safety, integrity and sustainability. Lead and direct route asset protection (ASPRO) in the route and, if nominated direct security and workplace management.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Lead, direct and inspire teams to put safety first when delivering the route's infrastructure portfolio of work, and act as a role model in the promotion of safety and environmental excellence across all areas of control.

2.Direct and manage the Route Infrastructure Engineering and maintenance teams in line with the regional operating model.

3.Manage the development and implementation of safety, asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency initiatives. In conjunction with Head of Operations Delivery, deliver plans to address customer needs and performance issues.

4.Lead and direct the development and implementation of an integrated plan across all aspects of route maintenance, renewals and enhancements to meet route targets and outputs and meet business requirements on behalf of the region's client representative.

5.Act as customer for Capital Delivery programmes of work.

6.Lead and inspire excellence in the quality of service provided to meet customer and passenger expectations. Direct relationships with customers and stakeholders to meet business objectives and deliver continuous improvement in customer satisfaction.

7.Provide professional engineering and asset management leadership, and give guidance to route senior management on engineering and infrastructure issues.

8.Lead Level 1 assurance for asset safety, integrity and sustainability across the route to manage business risk and performance.

9.If nominated, direct security and workplace management (estate, facilities and specific duties relating to asbestos, legionella etc.) to meet statutory requirements and optimise the operational estate.

10.Lead and direct route asset protection (ASPRO) to manage the risks from lineside neighbours and other 3rd parties in accordance with the national framework.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

    Registered Engineer at CEng level with the Engineering Council

      Proven experience of successfully managing a large complex infrastructure delivery organisation,

        particularly related to maintenance, renewals, and enhancements

          Demonstrate strong customer focus in a multi-disciplinary team

            Proven knowledge of the strategic management of safety

              Proven strong leadership skills, with the vision and ability to establish cross-functional relationships

                and drive cultural / organisational change

                  Proven ability to influence decision making and build cross functional relationships

                  Desirable

                    Level 7 management qualification under the Regulated Qualification Framework

                      Extensive knowledge of the rail industry

                        Degree qualified in a suitable engineering discipline

                        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.

                        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.

                        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, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at www.networkrailcareers.com/benefits.

                        Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                        We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range:

                        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.

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

                              We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £107,428 to £127,890 per annum. You will also be eligible for car allowance of £8,000 per year.

                              Closing date: 5th August 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                              Please note interviews will take place 12 -14 August.