- Sector: Engineering and Technical
- Specialism: Maintenance Engineering
- Location: Peterborough
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Human Resources
- Reference: IRC2151125
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project' to investment in passenger stations and major programmes of electrification, we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.
The London North Eastern and East Midlands Route (LNE&EM) runs from the Scottish Borders to London Kings Cross / St Pancras, connecting major towns and cities in the North, North East and Midlands.
Our route covers key lines for commuter, cross-country and long-distance travel both north-south and east-west for both passenger and freight services.
Passenger numbers are growing rapidly across the route and are expected to increase by 30 per cent by 2023. Ongoing work in the route to boost network capacity includes junction improvements, additional track, and train lengthening schemes, all as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.
You'll be on the frontline, working shifts to deliver a variety of manual maintenance tasks. Whether your focus is on track, signalling or electrification, you'll keep our assets in perfect working order. Which means you'll pay a key role in keeping commuters and freight safe, and making journeys smooth.
This is a hands-on role, working outdoors in all weathers. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to carrying out lookout duties for your team. You'll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in great working order ' from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In everything you do, you'll work safely and efficiently. If you've got what it takes, we'll provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.
This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.
You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.
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.
Closing date: 24th May, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing. The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form. Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received
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