Team Leader [Distribution & Plant] - Longsight OHL Depot (2x positions)

Last updated 20 hours ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time


Manchester, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region.RNTW.Manchester

About Network Rail

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with thePutting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

You will be part of the NW&C Region:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.
  • There is also a Regional Team which supports Regional Major Programmes & Professions.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will! For more information about Network Rail click here

Brief Description

The Network Rail Plant & Distribution (P&D) team maintain all low & high voltage electrical distribution assets as well as the railways fixed plant equipment. This work bank includes a broad range of critical infrastructure from lineside building domestics to 650v signalling power systems, points heating equipment, backup generator sets and HV traction power distribution systems.

From establishing safety arrangements to checking the quality of work, you'll direct and inspire the success of a team involved in everything from inspection and faulting, through to maintenance and renewal.

About the role (External)

We'll look to you to direct, organise and motivate a high performing team. From inspection and faulting through to maintenance and renewal, you'll play a hands-on role. You'll make sure everything is done efficiently and to the highest standards. Safety will be a priority. You'll establish appropriate safety arrangements and make sure Network Rail staff and contractors alike follow safe systems of work. Proactively controlling and checking the quality of work and the competence of your people, you'll see to it that assets are fully compliant and all vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials are fit for purpose. Along the way, you'll compile a range of vital reports.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of organising and controlling the safe and efficient delivery of work

      Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing

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

          Knowledge of relevant standards, procedures and instructions

            A clear and inspirational leader with a strong sense of direction

            Desirable Criteria

              Previous experience within maintenance or installation of electrical equipment.

                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

                  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. There is a requirement for on-call duties as part of this role.

                  How to apply (External)

                  Network Rail are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome 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 any other irrelevant factor. Please click here for more information.

                  Want to find out about what fantastic benefits we offer? Find out here

                  We will endeavour to offer a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

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

                  All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

                  Salary: £33,601 plus additional benefits

                  Closing date: 25th January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                  Click 'apply now' to apply.

                  Please note there are 2 x positions available.