Assistant Signal & Telecoms Maintenance Engineer

Network Rail
17 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Contract Type
About Network Rail

Network Rail Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day.

London North Western (LNW), the largest of Network Rail's route businesses, is the 'Backbone of Britain' - the economic spine connecting our main cities. Our infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the South through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. We are home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

LNW's vision for the five years to 2024 is "One team safely delivering excellent services to customers and taxpayers." We will achieve this vision by embedding a safe, caring workforce culture that welcomes everyone and embraces new ideas and fresh thinking. By becoming a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation we can deliver a safe, accessible railway for everyone. We're working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole.

As well as keeping the network running safely day to day, we are also focused on the need to build a bigger, better railway capable of transporting more people and produce in future. Major railway upgrade schemes on LNW include HS2, East West Rail and the Great North Rail Project. Between 2019 and 2024 we also have a GBP5.3bn plan for vital maintenance, asset renewals and operations.

Brief Description
The Engineering function determines the asset management specifications and engineering competencies required to maintain, renew, and enhance the railway network, so it is able to deliver the high performance levels that the business requires. It is tasked with making engineering decisions as cost effectively as possible to satisfy the needs of the customer and the business - its focus is delivering Network Rail's vision of engineering excellence for Britain's railway. As an Assistant Signal & Telecoms Maintenance Engineer, you will 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) The purpose of this role is to manage and direct the Technical Support Team and Control Centre Technicians to provide production, performance, assurance, technical, analytical, and data quality support to the Maintenance Engineering team. Assist the Signal & Telecoms Maintenance Engineer in the delivery of duties as required.

Key Accountabilities

1. Manage and direct the Technical Support team and Control Centre Technicians 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

• IRSE Licence holder (Signalling only)

• Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills

• HNC/HND or equivalent qualification


Knowledge of coaching techniques

How To Apply- External
Network Rail is building a better railway for a better Britain. 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!

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

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.

A career with Network Rail is a journey and we will do everything we can to make it a great one. That means plenty of support for personal and professional development. It also means a great range of benefits. Working with us, you'll enjoy 28 days holiday, access to a range of contributory pension schemes, and the potential to top up your competitive salary with a bonus. We can offer you a season ticket loan, annual season tickets are discounted. What's more, you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, discounted cycle hire and more. Discover more at .

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

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP39,514 - GBP44,453 per annum.

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 21st of January 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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