Section Manager [Track] - Port Talbot (Pway)

Last updated 23 hours ago
Location:Neath Port Talbot Principle Area
Job Type:Full Time


Port Talbot, GB

Department Name

MW TME Swansea Indirect (894301) G5

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. We're making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It's a big challenge, and we relish every moment. We're always looking for ways to work smarter and do better. Devoted to innovation, we share ideas and suggestions with one another - because that's how breakthroughs are made. Together, we're making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you'll grow along with us.

Maintaining and improving the rail network is complex work. It involves thousands of people in hundreds of roles, carrying out an extraordinary range of duties. Luckily, our Infrastructure Maintenance delivery teams benefit from clear leadership, guidance and direction. This keeps them engaged and enthusiastic. It means they're committed to safety, efficiency and reliability. And that means customers nationwide will enjoy all the advantages of a world class railway.

Brief Description

This is a role with huge responsibilities. Accountable for managing a section of the rail network, you'll manage and develop a large maintenance team. You'll drive safety and efficiency across diverse works.

About the role (External)

In this key role, you will be accountable for managing a section of the rail network. Leading a large maintenance team, you will enjoy significant responsibilities. Managing in-house teams and contractors alike, you'll make a vital contribution to the success of our ambitious plans. From signalling to track and electrification, you'll proactively direct the work of teams delivering inspections, renewals and maintenance of diverse infrastructure assets. You'll be personally responsible for planning, inspecting and implementing important tactical works. This is role is operational and there will be an element of on call and out of hours contact needed.

Championing safety as a top priority, you'll have the authority to recommend any necessary renewals. Managing budgets and driving engagement and development across the team, you'll see that work is consistently delivered to performance, cost and quality targets.

Due to the importance of your role, we'll expect you to respond to issues that arise, even when off duty.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of managing the production and delivery of a comprehensive and compliant work programme

      Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team

        Able to coach, influence and develop others

          Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques

            Able to lead and implement change and improvement initiatives

              Excellent communication and influencing skills, both in person and in writing

                Comfortable working shifts including days, nights and weekends

                Desirable Criteria

                  Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 3 or 4 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

                    Able to promote and demonstrate safe working behaviours

                      Knowledge of budget management and cost/waste control processes and techniques

                        Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need

                        This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

                        How to apply (External)

                        Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting.

                        BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

                        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 commitment to safety in their application.

                        Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding 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 positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                        Salary: £56,269 - £71,034 per annum per annum

                        Closing date: 29th September 2020, late applications will not be accepted.We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.