Assistant Signal & Telecoms Maintenance Engineer

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:West Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time


Leeds, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project- to investment in passenger stations and major programmes of electrification, we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Our route covers key lines for commuter, cross-country and long-distance travel both north-south and east-west for both passenger and freight services.

Passenger numbers are growing rapidly across the route and are expected to increase by 30 per cent by 2023. Ongoing work in the route to boost network capacity includes junction improvements, additional track, and train lengthening schemes, all as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.

At Network Rail, we are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? We pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key.

Brief Description

As we embark on investing more than £2bn in running the railway in our region and on building a safer and more reliable railway, we are growing our asset engineer team, particularly those who focus on supporting and manage our Technical Support Team to provide production, performance, assurance, technical, analytical, and data quality support to the Maintenance Engineering team.

About the role (External)

Your days will be dynamic and will present with challenges and opportunities for growth, including:

  • Managing and motivating the Technical Support team and Control Centre Technicians to achieve business and functional objectives
  • Developing and investing in your team
  • Fostering and championing safety for your team and those around you
  • Monitoring our asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency
  • Provide technical mentorship and support
  • Undertaking survey and design work
  • Owning the assurance and non-compliance process
  • Technical inspections and investigations, arranging track monitoring trains
  • Reviewing and approving method statements and/or plans for design and/or work
  • Undertaking an agreed Programme of staff surveillance, work quality and asset condition checks

Without you we cannot hope to inspire change and improve our performance. Your real passion for drainage and the benefits it will bring will help build our business cases for the track's improvement over the next five years. If you can answer "yes" to the following questions, join our team and be rewarded with dynamic challenges and competitive benefits. More than that, you will join a business where you can be proud to work.

  • A HNC or HND qualification
  • Knowledge of maintenance delivery processes and techniques
  • A passion and dedication for safety and compliance
  • A thirst to learn our standards and rules that govern the railway
  • Design knowledge and experience
  • Failure/incident management and rectification techniques
  • IRSE License holder (Signalling only)
  • Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

How to apply (External)

External How to apply -

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 dedication to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including 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 adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 4C - £40'107 - £45'120.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date:Thursday 13th 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.