Route Level Crossing Manager

Last updated 11 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Ipswich, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

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Brief Description

The Anglia route are now sourcing a Route Level Crossing Manager. This role will be vital in leading the Level Crossing team in completing compliance inspections and operational risk assessments, monitoring of operational interfaces and maintenance of the systems developed to manage and reduce level crossing risk.

About the role (External)

On any given day you will be involved in:

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

      Co-ordinate the formulation of the risk reduction strategy.

        Act as the lead for the measurement, assessment and monitoring including the development of control measures and the monitoring of their application and efficiency.

          Deliver 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.

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

              Provide support to route safety meetings, including OPSRAM and TCRAG.

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

                  Own 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.

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

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

                        Act as a principle contact on Level Crossing issues, building effective relationships with internal and external partners.

                        We're looking for someone who can demonstrate experience with the following:

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

                            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

                                  Proven influencing skills

                                    Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need

                                    Although not essential, it would be great if you:

                                      Possess a recognised risk or health and safety professional qualification

                                        Are a member of the Institution of Railway Operators

                                          Have previous experience in an operating, engineering, station or safety environment

                                            Have good knowledge of human factors and public interface risks at level crossings

                                            How to apply (External)

                                            Network Rail encourages 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. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and home life.

                                            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.

                                            We follow a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 3B - £42,971 - £48,342. Closing date: 22nd October 2020. Late applications will not be accepted and Network Rail retain the right to close the advert early based on application volumes.