Route Level Crossing Manager

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region

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Brief Description

Lead the Route Level Crossing team in the delivery of compliance inspections, operational risk assessments, monitoring of operational interfaces and maintenance of the systems developed to manage and reduce level crossing risk across the Route.

About the role (External)

1.Act as principal point of contact within the route on all level crossing related issues.

2.Co-ordinate the formulation of the route level crossing risk reduction strategy.

3.Act as the lead for the route on the measurement, assessment and monitoring of level crossing risk including the development of control measures and the monitoring of their application and effectiveness.

4.Lead the delivery of relevant information regarding all level crossing accidents / incidents in an appropriate and consistent format and within appropriate timescales to senior managers and other relevant internal and external organisations. Undertake sampling to identify best practice and areas for improvement.

5.Co-ordinate the facilitation of professional level crossing safety expertise to the level crossing Route Engineer and other level crossing safety interface meetings as required.

6.Provide support to route safety meetings as required.

7.Ascertain whether level crossing safety and quality systems are being consistently introduced and that arrangements are in place to undertake sampling of route based level crossing actions and mitigations to identify best practise as well as areas for improvement.

8.Lead the regular review of the route level crossing risk profile providing appropriate actions and close out to address emerging risks and record these within relevant risk registers.

9.Lead the delivery of the programme of measurement activity to support routes in managing level crossing standards and guidance compliance.

10.Support the risk ranking process of level crossing irregular working events.

11.Act as a principle contact on route level crossing issues, building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


    Good knowledge of ORR Principles and Guidance relating to level crossings, including the procedure for obtaining Level Crossing Approval Orders

      Good knowledge of quantified and qualitative risk assessment tools and techniques

        Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

          Experience of preparing concise, comprehensive and informative reports

            Demonstrable influencing skills

              Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need


                A recognised risk or health and safety professional qualification

                  Member of the Institution of Railway Operators

                    Previous experience in an operating, engineering, station or safety environment

                      Good knowledge of human factors and public interface risks at level crossings

                      How to apply (External)

                      Salary: Starting at £42,971 and rising to £48,342.

                      Closing date: 30 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

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