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Senior Technical Officer [Electrification & Plant] - Secondment/Fixed Term Post Until April 2021

Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Closes: 20 Dec 2020
Motherwell, United Kingdom GBP 30,859.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time -1926508744

About Network Rail

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Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.
Brief Description

The Senior Technical Officer will provide technical support to the Maintenance Engineering team.

This is a secondment / fixed term position until April 2021.

We are interested to hear from applicants who can demonstrate:
  • Nominated Person Competence
  • COSS Competence
  • Experience in reading and understanding Isolation Instructions & Diagrams
  • Experience in planning Isolations (Site Walkouts / IPF Stage)
  • Experience in planning Isolations (Making up IDF's from the IPF)
  • SSOWP (Desirable)
  • Competent I.T Skills including working with Microsoft packages
About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities
Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements, plans and other instructions.
Adhere to company policies and procedures
Manage and check the quality of work delivered and confirm assets are compliant to standards.
Manage the preparation of work and resource specifications, method statements and plans.
Provide technical support and guidance.
Design, install, test and commission equipment.
Undertake and supervise technical tasks, survey and design work.
Undertake technical inspections, tests, investigations and analysis of technical data.
Prioritise work arising and agree work plans for the group.
Prepare specifications and requisition for materials.
Manage processes and systems for the calibration and certification of tools and equipment.
Manage information to update systems, databases and records.
Contribute to your own development and that of others.

Experience, skills, knowledge and competencies.

Knowledge of technical support activities and techniques.
Knowledge and experience of electrification and plant maintenance and construction management process, systems and standards.
Knowledge of design requirements, processes and techniques.
Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team.
Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Able to coach, influence and develop others.
Hold and retain the competencies relevant to this post and required by business need.
Ideally hold or be working towards and NVQ level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in an engineering/leadership subject.
Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need.

The Senior Technical Officer is a safety critical and key safety post. Any offer of employment will be subject to passing the relevant pre-employment medical assessment, including a drug & alcohol test.
How to apply (External)

Click 'apply' to login and submit your CV. Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

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.

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This is a fixed term position until April 2021.

Grade: Former IMC Terms and Conditions

Salary: £30,859 (Entry Step Salary - increasing with training) + a Professional Managerial Allowance.

Closing date: Thursday 3rd December 2020 - late applications will not be accepted.

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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