Senior Technical Officer - London Wimbledon Stables x 1

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Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


Wimbledon, GB

Department Name

Southern region

About Network Rail

The Wessex Route's Works Delivery business unit is a project management and delivery organisation with a diverse portfolio of projects covering track, signalling, electrification, geotechnical, and civil engineering disciplines.

The Works Delivery business unit has experienced large growth over the previous two years and currently has an annual turnover of circa £40m per annum. To date, Works Delivery has grown organically to meet the needs of its customers however the current size of its order book and its plans for future growth over the next seven years necessitates a more structured engineering capability.

Brief Description

Works Delivery - Track

Our track technical teams provide support to the Works Delivery Unit Track Engineering team taking projects from feasibility through detailed design to construction and project closeout.

Working within a team of technical staff, you will assist in the survey, design and construction of works ranging from plain line and switch and crossing refurbishments, to longitudinal timber replacements and full track renewal.

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.

About the role (External)

You'll provide vital, specialist technical support and guidance to the Maintenance Engineering team. It's an excellent opportunity to hone your skills in your chosen discipline. Reporting to the Principal Technical Officer, you'll enjoy a varied role, with the scope to make a big impact across diverse areas of work.

Your focus will be on careful analysis and quality control. We'll look to you to manage the preparation of work and resource specifications, method statements and plans. We'll also expect you to proactively check the quality of work that's delivered. You'll confirm assets are compliant to the highest standards. You'll carry out technical inspections, investigations and data analysis. You'll design, install, test and commission equipment.And you'll sometimes take a hands-on role, both carrying out and supervising technical tasks, surveys and design work. Along the way, you'll shape both your own ongoing development and that of others.

Essential Criteria

    Proven knowledge of technical support activities and techniques

      Experience and insight spanning maintenance processes, systems and standards

        Understanding of design requirements, processes and techniques

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

            Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

            Desirable Criteria

              Able to coach, influence and develop others

                Hold or be working towards and NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in an engineering/leadership subject

                  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 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.

                  Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

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

                  Click 'apply' and login to Employee Self Service to submit your CV.If you do not have an Oracle account, email your cv to quoting the IRC number of the vacancy.

                  Salary: £29,724 per annum plus enhancements for rostering covering nights and weekend working

                  Extended closing date: 26th October 2020 - late applications will not be accepted.