5 months ago
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.6bn journeys by rail every year - double the number of 1996 - and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We’re investing £38bn in the railway by 2019 to deliver more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations.
The Safety, Technical & Engineering (STE) Group encompasses asset management, engineering, safety, health and wellness, and sustainable development, together with our key national change programmes including business critical rules, level crossing risk reduction, risk based maintenance and safety culture change.
Designed to reinforce the reality that safety is critical for every element of what we do, the STE Group delivers a ‘Centre of Expertise' combining high quality safety, technical and engineering leadership to the business. With elements from Network Operations and Infrastructure Projects, it also provides a much clearer interface for the Routes.
Our key accountabilities are:
· Innovate – Define and deliver national improvement programmes and commission research and development to achieve a better railway
· Lead – Provide strategic leadership and guidance to Network Rail and external stakeholders on safety, environmental, sustainability, technical and engineering concerns
· Assure – Assure Network Rail engineering assets by governing standards and frameworks and measuring our compliance against them
· Grow – Improve the health and vitality of all Network Rail employees, grow our leadership capability across STE by developing competency frameworks and aligning competencies to industry developments and use management information, audits and investigations to identify best practice and continuous improvement
The role reports to the Engineering Expert (Europe CCS) in the STE Chief CCS Engineer's team.
The post holder is responsible for leading and directing the development and applications of tools and techniques for CCS (ETCS, ATO, TM etc.) network optimisation, modelling and simulation as part of the railway system on the GB network. This includes developing policy, leading research and development programmes in this area of specialism and supporting teams in moving from historical tools to new optimised tools aligned to support the application of the Digital Railway in GB. Influencing and leading pieces of research in the international community in this area forms a key part of this role, including supporting work within the Shift2Rail programme.
About the role (External)
To provide technical expertise and direction for a designated engineering discipline.
· Lead the provision of expert advice, input and support associated with the provision of services for our customers and suppliers.
· Provide professional leadership for the development of engineers aligned to the engineering discipline and undertake professional mentorship of engineers in support of their achievement of professional registration to their relevant Engineering Council.
· Lead the technical input to accident and incident investigations and CIPs for safety verification.
· Lead the setting of policy and standards, operational processes and systems. Manage the design and delivery of programmes for the development of technical capability required within Network Rail, including competence frameworks and effective training materials
· Lead the technical input to the development of the standards, specifications, means of compliance (including applications for derogations and non-compliance) and KPIs for Asset Management, including system risk and Product Acceptance process and vehicle/infrastructure interface.
· Set strategy within the technical engineering area in liaison with experts internally and externally including regulatory bodies.
· Proactively research and respond to changes in the internal and external requirements and practice, which impact upon policy and standards
· Act as Delivery Manager for delivery of a specific project or portfolio of projects and deliver projects within time, cost and quality.
· Identify opportunities for technical and business process improvement and innovation, developing business cases and Investment Papers where required.
· Manage Engineering Verification activities.
· Represent Network Rail externally to the industry and input to European issues as required, speaking on and publishing in relevant platforms.
· Integrate and co-ordinate activity across different engineering disciplines and contribute to the development of engineers within the Practice.
· Support the development and implementation of competency frameworks and specify the engineering discipline training needs.
Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
· Chartered Engineer or demonstrate equivalent experience (Level 7)
· A sound knowledge of applicable policies, standards and national legislation
· Experience of developing technology and product strategies
· Knowledge of the safety management and risk assessment process
· Formal Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMIP, MSP)
· Strong commercial awareness and financially astute
· Broad and extensive experience in the development of engineering technology
· Experience of working in railway infrastructure management or a similar safety critical environment
How To Apply- External
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.
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.
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 £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: £77,414 - £87,091.
As an arm’s length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;
§ Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation
§ Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check
§ Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check
For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks .
Closing date: 28-06-2018, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes
This vacancy is for a fixed term opportunity for 12 months.