Contracts Assistant

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2172784

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail ' Europe's largest civil engineering project ' to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and state of the art ventures that this country has ever seen.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a newly formed division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain.

Our aim is to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

What do we do?

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

' Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

' Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

' Process '7,000,000,000 of payments.

' Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

' Make sure everyone's wages are paid on time.

Every year:

' Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

' Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Support the management of the supply chain to achieve the most cost effective, compliant delivery and recycling of material. Record and analyse data to facilitate the provision of management information.

You will be assisting the Supply Chain Manager in managing the ordering and delivery of all components to Project Customers and maintaining accurate order trackers to provide up to date information for our customers.

Please note it is essential you have High level of attention to detail, advanced Excel skills and professional telephone manner.

Key Accountabilities

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications



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 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 '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '23,000 - '26,000

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 27.01.20. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 75 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

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