Section Manager- Ashford E&P

Last updated 11 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Ashford, GB

Department Name

DD EPME Ashford Indirect (830801) G1

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Brief Description

This is a role with huge responsibilities. Accountable for managing a section of the rail network, you'll manage and develop a large maintenance team. You'll drive safety and efficiency across diverse works.

About the role (External)

In this key role, you will be accountable for managing a section of the rail network. Leading a large maintenance team, you will enjoy significant responsibilities. Managing in-house teams and contractors alike, you'll make a vital contribution to the success of our ambitious plans. Your primary focus will be conductor rail equipment (third rail) for electrification, but you'll also be responsible for the high voltage cable network and maintaining small areas of overhead line equipment (OLE) through a contractor. You'll proactively direct the work of teams delivering inspections, renewals and maintenance of diverse infrastructure assets. You'll be personally responsible for planning, inspecting and implementing important tactical works. This is role is operational and there will be an element of on call and out of hours contact needed.

Championing safety as a top priority, you'll have the authority to recommend any necessary renewals. Managing budgets and driving engagement and development across the team, you'll see that work is consistently delivered to performance, cost and quality targets.

Due to the importance of your role, we'll expect you to respond to issues that arise, even when off duty.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of managing the production and delivery of a comprehensive and compliant work programme

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

  • Able to coach, influence and develop others

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

  • Able to lead and implement change and improvement initiatives

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, both in person and in writing

  • Comfortable working shifts including days, nights and weekends

Desirable Criteria

  • Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 3 or 4 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

  • Able to promote and demonstrate safe working behaviours

  • Knowledge of budget management and cost/waste control processes and techniques

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

How to apply (External)

Salary: £48,000-£50,000

Closing date: 3rd March 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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