Signalling Maintenance Opportunities [South Eastern Route]

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2138787

The South East route is the busiest and most congested in the country, connecting the capital and its southern and south eastern suburbs with Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Europe. Around 5,000 passenger trains run everyday over almost 2,000 miles of track.

If you are interested in frontline maintenance roles such as a Technician or Team Leader and are interested in building a better rail for a better Britain then you have come to the right place. By applying you would have a great opportunity to continue or start your journey within the railway industry.

The working patterns will include days,nights and weekend working dependent on business requirements. As a safety critical position, if successful you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and are required to pass the relevant medical assessment.

Network Rail offer great benefits that include discount on travel tickets to work, varied pension schemes and amazing career progression and training opportunities.

Please be aware that this advertisement is for both current and future opportunities, once you have applied a team member will be in contact with you within 2-3 weeks via email or telephone to discuss your application and the potential opportunities that may become available for you.

Please read the below to understand what roles we will have available now and over the upcoming months.

Signalling Maintenance

You will be responsible for maintaining the equipment that moves the trains safely in a highly complex and fast moving environment. No two days are the same, you could be working on a major signalling failure to get the trains running again and people home or supporting a large engineering project with the refurbishment and renewal of points operating equipment.

As you will be required to work in small close knit teams, your ability to work with others is a key asset. In a technically demanding role we expect you to have close attention to detail, be able to problem solve and work in a safety conscious way.

The future opportunities would include the following locations: New Cross Gate Depot and Hither Green Depot


In this key post you'll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist infrastructure Maintenance team. We'll look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with standards. You'll personally carry out all kinds of work- from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

What's more, you'll act as a Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. It's a crucial frontline role which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, you'll maintain the high standards at all times of the day in even the toughest weather conditions.

Essential Criteria

Entry Level: '29,750

Team Leader

We'll look to you to direct, organise and motivate high performing team. From inspection and faulting through to maintenance and renewal, you'll play a hands on role. You'll make sure everything is don efficiently and to the highest standards, safety will be a priority. You'll establish appropriate safety arrangements and make sure Network Rail staff and contractors alike follow safe systems of work. Proactively controlling and checking the quality of work and the competence of your people, you'll see to it that all equipment are fully is compliant and all vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials are fit for purpose. Along the way, you'll compile a range of vital reports.

Essential Criteria

Desirable Criteria

Entry Level: '37,410

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.

Your contractual agreement will offer you personal security with a variety of benefits. In addition to your baseline salary this location attracts substantial location driven allowances which relate to the Delivery Unit that you will be working with.

Your annual leave entitlement after 12 month's continuous service will be 25 working days, in addition to the standard 8 bank and other public UK holidays (subject to non-requirement to work).

Volunteering is recognised as a good way to become more involved in the community, to acquire new skills and experience, and develop invaluable life skills. Network Rail provides every employee with 5 days volunteer leave per year.

Network Rail offers a choice of fantastic contributory pension schemes to support you and your family later in life. The options can be found at (subject to eligibility).

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

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