Technician [Track Inspection]

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Fife
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Inverkeithing, GB

Department Name

MS SM(Tr)Inverkeithing Direct (860311) G1

About Network Rail

We at network rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

Working in all weathers on the frontline, you'll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. What's more, you'll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader.

About the role (External)

In this key post, you'll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. We'll look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. You'll personally carry out all kinds of work - from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

What's more, you'll act as Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. It's a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, you'll maintain the same high standards at all times of day, in even the toughest weather conditions.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work

      Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work

        Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing

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

            Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers

              Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

                Must meet required online testing benchmark

                Desirable Criteria

                  Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

                    Able to lead, motivate and direct a team

                      Willing and able to drive vehicles

                      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.

                      You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.

                      How to apply (External)

                      Click 'apply' to login and submit your CV and complete the pre-screening questions.

                      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.

                      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

                      In Scotland, we have won awards such as the Carer Positive Employer award and the Proud Scotland award for making a difference for LGBTQ+ people. We celebrate events such as the Chinese New Year, Gurpurab, Ramadan and Eid, participate in annual Pride events and host a staff Christmas carol service.

                      At Network Rail we support our staff through a range of good practice (Everyone Matters) guides such as Supporting Carers and 6 staff Networks including Archway (LGBTQi+), CanDo (staff with disabilities), Cultural Fusion (BAME staff), Faith and Belief, Inspire (gender) and Myriad (staff with caring responsibilities).

                      To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

                      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 benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets.

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

                      Please note that all applicants must complete the mandatory pre-screening questions at the start.

                      Applicants that pass the benchmark for the pre-screening questions will receive an email with a link to complete 2 online SHL tests: Mechanical Comprehension and Dependability & Safety Instrument (Complete Instrument/DSI).

                      These tests must be completed within 5 calendar days. If either or both tests have previously been completed within the last 12 months, your previous test scores will be used and you will receive an email communication to advise of this.

                      Applicants that pass the pre-screening questions and both SHL tests will be considered for an interview.

                      Please contactScotlandResourcing@networkrail.co.uk for any queries relating to SHL testing for this vacancy.

                      Grade: Former IMC Terms & Conditions.

                      Salary: £26,829 + a roster premium

                      Closing date: Thursday 26th November 2020 - late applications will not be accepted.

                      We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.