Assistant Track Maintenance Engineer
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. We’re making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It’s a big challenge, and we relish every moment.
We’re always looking for ways to work smarter and do better. Devoted to innovation, we share ideas and suggestions with one another – because that’s how breakthroughs are made. Together, we’re making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you’ll grow along with us.
Many people rely on Network Rail to provide an exceptional experience at train stations – from commuters, to train and freight operating companies and retailers. All expect a high quality, safe and secure station environment. And they all deserve the highest standards of customer service.
What’s more, Network Rail has key targets for profitability and compliance at each station. Under clear leadership, our stations will develop along with the network, at the heart of tomorrow’s railway.
Our engineering teams maintain, renew, and improve our railway network. Without you we cannot operate or meet our vision of engineering quality. By joining us you will be responsible for delivering the high-performance levels that the public relies upon. You can be proud knowing you will make a real difference for people every single day.
You will manage and direct the Technical Support team to achieve our track repair, maintenance and renewal objectives to help meet our key performance measures. You'll also build the engagement and development strategy for your team, ensuring staff safety, surveillance and quality of work as well as their careers.
A key part of this role will be to monitor asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency. You will provide technical mentorship, support and undertake survey and design work, managing the assurance and non compliance process.
Your experience will enable you to undertake technical inspections and investigations, providing requirements to arrange track monitoring and receive outputs. You'll also have the chance to develop as an engineer by reviewing and approving our method statements and designs for work activities. From time to time you will deputise for the Track Maintenance Engineer, giving you extra opportunities to learn and progress.
Do you have…?
- Meaningful technical experience?
- Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes and operational railway processes?
- Detailed knowledge of rail standards and procedures?
- Design knowledge and experience (desirable)?
- Someone who leads by example and is willing to challenge attitudes and behaviours, particularly when it comes to safety?
- A team player with good interpersonal skills?
- Someone with the motivation to drive continuous improvement?
- Passionate about building a world-class railway infrastructure?
- Someone who will thrive in a talented and ambitious team?
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 dedication to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).