Site Operative

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Location:South Yorkshire
Job Type:Full Time


Doncaster, GB

Department Name

Route Services

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.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

Supply Chain Operations

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

  • Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.

  • Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

Every year:

  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Brief Description

Are you looking for to start a new Career in the Railway? Do you enjoy working in a role that provides you the chance to learn new things and gives you some variety?

This role will you a chance to work in team environment, where you will have on the job training and help and support from others.

The role involves working at a Network Rail Depot in a team of 5. You will be Loading and unloading trains ensuring this is done safely and efficiently. Materials will need to be moved to other areas of the depot, to ensure the area is clear.

You will be interested to hear this role is working 48 hours, Monday - Friday. Giving you the chance to have your weekends free.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities:

Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other instructions.Report any Close Calls as identified.

Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent, advising the Site Manager should you feel more training is required.

Undertake work activities as directed, in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly, reporting any issues to the Site Manager.

Contribute to your own development.

Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Represent the team at all appropriate business meetings, workshops and briefings as required by the Site Manager

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


Able to work as part of a team

Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Hold and retain competencies relevant to this post required by the business need including training as required

Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by the business need

Computer literate


Hold a recognised 360 excavator and Loading shovel/ADT (Articulated Dump Truck) competency cards

How to apply (External)

Salary: £29,100

Closing date:
27th January 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

Click 'apply now' or click here for details of how to apply.

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.

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

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

At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

*Please note we have adapted our recruitment processes in line with Government advice during COVID-19. Interviews will take place 'virtually' over video and for some office-based roles the successful candidate may need to work from home initially using their own personal device. This guidance is subject to change, we will update you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.