Assistant Track Maintenance Engineer

Network Rail
07 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Brief Description

Manage and direct the Technical Support Team to provide production, performance, assurance, technical, analytical, and data quality support to the Maintenance Engineering team.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1. Manage and direct the Technical Support team to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures.
2. Manage development of individuals and the engagement of the team.
3. Manage the arrangements for staff safety and competence.
4. Monitor asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency.
5. Provide technical guidance and support.
6. Undertake survey and design work.
7. Manage the assurance and non compliance process within the delivery unit.
8. Undertake technical inspections and investigations.
9. Provide local requirements to arrange track monitoring trains and receive outputs.
10. Maintain the accuracy of systems, databases and records.
11. Review and approve method statements and/or plans for design and/or work activities as required.
12. Undertake an agreed programme of staff surveillance, work quality and asset condition checks.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Relevant technical competence
• Knowledge of maintenance delivery processes and techniques
• Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes
• Knowledge of operational railway environment
• Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and procedures
• Design knowledge and experience
• Failure/incident management and rectification techniques
• Knowledge of other functional disciplines
• Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills
• HNC/HND or equivalent qualification


• Knowledge of coaching techniques

How To Apply- External

At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, disability or gender and is committed to creating a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

Salary: GBP39,514 - GBP44,453

Closing date: 19 th September 2017

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

Please note late applications will not be accepted

How to apply: Please click 'apply now' to apply

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

Network Rail adheres to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is a government standard for pre-employment vetting. All prospective employees will undergo the required checks to meet this standard before joining the company.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home