Network Management Engineer

Last updated 4 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Stoke-on-Trent, GB

Department Name

Network Services

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 world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

The Network Services Directorate incorporates key national functions affecting all regions and routes including our National Operations Centre and Freight and National Passenger Operators team. Its purpose is to provide leadership and oversight for national operational performance, network-wide initiatives, programmes and strategic capability. Network Services promotes the importance of the railway operating as a national network, driving up performance and delivering improvements for passengers and freight users.

Network Services will offer specialist and unique services across the network to enable and support our regions in improving the railway for all. We will collaborate with customers to develop, design and deliver national technology programmes which aim to provide innovation and technology advancement to our network, which in turn will make us more efficient and effective.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Network Management Engineer who has experience of telecoms transmission systems and will be able to monitor the network interfacing with essential stakeholders in relation to the notification and clearance of observed or reported faults, alongside providing 24/7 management control of our radio network.

About the role (External)

What does the day to day look like?

This vacancy is a fantastic opportunity get involved with a diverse and challenging role where every day is different. By stepping into this role, you will be playing a key part of keeping the country moving! You will be putting your adaptable knowledge to good use when supporting with the daily activities.

Day to day, you can expect to be involved with the acceptance and regression testing of new software releases, patches and associated hardware. This will involve co-ordinating our commissioning engineers for the introduction of new system elements, assisting with the introduction of new equipment and co-ordinating the release of system elements, for service or planned maintenance.

You will also be involved identifying system problems, taking responsibility for mobilising resource and directing staff to fault find down to system card level. This will be alongside assisting with the process management to address disaster recovery scenarios which includes initiating recovery actions when required.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

    Experience in one or both of FTN & GSM system management.

      Experience in system engineering software testing.

        Practical experience of field engineering fault finding, resolution and planned maintenance activities.

          Telecoms qualification.

            Knowledge of SDH and voice networks

            How to apply (External)

            Vacancy Information

            Closing date: 29th September, late applications will not be accepted.

            What can we offer you?

            Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £34,000 - £36,903

              28 days' annual leave + Bank holiday's, you can also buy/sell two days per year

                Annual 75% subsidy on train/underground season tickets

                  Interest-free travel loan for season tickets for trains and car parks

                    Performance related pay schemes

                      Free counselling

                        Childcare vouchers

                          Discounts at stations with your Network Rail pass

                            Flexible working

                              Volunteer leave

                                Opportunity to donate through charitable giving schemes

                                  Training and development


                                  We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

                                  Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme - a type of defined benefit arrangement.

                                  After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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                                  Additional Information

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                                  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 factors. 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.

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                                  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 - UK Government - BPSS Checks