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15 days ago
Colas Rail
Location: Brentwood
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Management Jobs
Purpose of the Role

To co-ordinate/supervise work groups by assigning work, scheduling work hours, check results, take actions to ensure quality work, and provide training for staff.

Key Success Measures

Safety & Ethics Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

Excellence Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.

People Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

* To supervise a signalling installation team to deliver Track Renewals in a manner that complies with all best practices, Network and Company Standards, processes and procedures and meets the companies and clients quality expectations.

* Ensure the safety integrity of all activities undertaken by the staff you are responsible for

* Manage installation costs against budgets and manage robust records to support this.

* Organise, manage and develop robustly, a first class Signalling Installation team and maintain suitable hard copy and soft copy records for regular audit

* Allocate installation resources to projects, both internal and external to deliver required skills and keep the team utilization on or above target.

* Deliver activities within agreed timelines, according to the agreed quality and in line with all safety rules, principles and IRSE licensing requirements.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


Accept installation budgets and maintain cost control process to support target delivery in accordance with company procedures.

Uphold and support established and agreed ways of working with customers (internal or external) to ensure ongoing feedback on team¿s performance. Use the feedback to identify outstanding performance and improve poor performance.

Maintain competency management records for all employees and subcontract staff.

Ensure personal site diary maintained with daily events recorded appropriately.


Support and participate in an efficient organizational structure, ensuring the right balance between Colas Rail and agency staff where applicable.

Team Performance

Maintain a system of scheduling and tracking resource utilization to ensure that YPROD is on target and take action if internal utilization is below target.

Assist with the delivery of the team¿s performance using the Company¿s Signalling Competency Management Framework and Performance and Development process to identify development needs and ensure that everybody across the Signalling organization has a Personal Development Plan in place to address the skill gaps.

Maintain and update staff Competency Records within the Track Division

Make recommendations with respect to career planning and development of the Signalling & Telecoms resources.


Undertake monitoring and surveillance of all installation and construction staff to a predetermined plan each year and provide reports in accordance with company procedures.

Ensure that resources delivering signalling and telecommunication installation and construction activities across the Track Division comply with relevant specifications and standards set by the Lead Engineer and the Head of Compliance and Assurance.


Interface with the Project Engineer and the Signalling Manager to ensure an integrated service to clients.

Assist with the resolution of ¿on site¿ queries and problems.

Safety & Quality

Ensure by audit and review that all internal installation resources are competent to undertake their specified works in accordance with all Network Rail and Colas Rail procedures where applicable.

Ensure by audit and review that all external installation resources (subcontractors) are competent to undertake their specified works in accordance with all Network Rail and Colas Rail procedures where applicable

Provide for review any signalling related quality & safety issues.

Person Specification

Hold or working towards Engineering Manager (Installation) IRSE License

Hold PTS, COSS/IWA track safety competencies.

Hold SMTH Competency.

Proven experience of team leadership and influencing staff.

Previous experience of Signalling & Telecoms installation and construction activities with a thorough working knowledge of Network Rail standards.

Proven experience of delivering to budgets and timescales

Understanding of other related rail disciplines and interface management

Sound knowledge of budgeting, profit and loss and reporting

Behavioural Skills

Energy- Get up and go attitude of a leader

Energise- Lead, manage and inspire my team

Edge- Maximise my personal edge

Execute- Make things happen

Engage- Stay close to the client

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

Recruitment agencies

Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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