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Technician Off Track - Tottenham MDU

Network Rail
Tottenham, GB
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Closing date
2 May 2024

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Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

About Network Rail

Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We're an organisation where people matter. Watch our video to find out more!

We're continuing to build a diverse organisation which is representative of the people we serve. We want to harness the skills and expertise of our people and attract the best talent, to enable a safe and accessible railway for everyone. To learn why inclusion is important to us, please click here.

About our people and the recruitment process - We're an inclusive employer of choice and we welcome applications from everyone!

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly, as we know traditional working patterns don't always fit. If you want to consider working flexibly, just let us know and we'll do our best to help and invest in your career with us, whilst you have a healthy work life balance.

We're also a Disability Confident Leader employer and we'll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles.

Brief Description

Provide support to the Team Leader to organise and motivate the team so that work is undertaken safely, efficiently and to the relevant standards. Undertake inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal work as allocated. Where directed, act as Team Leader.

Please Note: There may be a requirement to work on call in this role if you opt to take the GTRM IMC25 contract

About the role (External)

Our technicians provide the essential link between the team leader and the team's operatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other relevant instructions.

2. Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent.

3. Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

4. Control and check the quality of work undertaken and confirm assets are compliant to standards.

5. Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors.

6. Check that the staff under your control have the appropriate and valid competencies.

7. Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly.

8. Accurately report all work completed/not completed and produce/maintain records as required.

9. Contribute to your own development and that of others.

10. Adhere to company policies and procedures.

Experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications

1. Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work.

2. Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work.

3. Able to demonstrate, promote and embed safe working behaviours within the team.

4. Able to lead, motivate and direct a team.

5. Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

6. Knowledge of permanent way inspection, faulting, maintenance and renewal techniques.

7. Conversant with standards, procedures and instructions.

8. Hold and retain competencies relevant to this post, required by business need.

9. Ideally hold (or be working towards) an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience.

10. Able and willing to drive vehicles as required by business need.

It matters that this is the right role for you.

Here's some additional information which might help you.

  • Shifts Technician roles involve a changing shift pattern including days, nights and weekends.
  • Outdoor working - Our technicians work outside in all weathers and so you'll be comfortable working in different conditions.
  • Safe working - Offers of employment are subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment and BPSS pre-employment checks. This will include a hearing and eyesight examination.
  • Driving - As a technician you'll also need a driving licence (category B) so you can drive Network Rail vehicles.
  • Commute times - You'll also need to be within a 60-minute commute of the location that you're applying for.


Every day, 4.8 million people use our network. Keeping Britain moving and building a better railway for the future is full of challenges – but also tremendous opportunities.

From our commitments to your development, our range of benefits and our approach to Diversity & Inclusion, we believe there are many reasons to join the team at Network Rail.

We’re proactive in empowering employees with the knowledge to help them progress. We encourage all our employees to be ambitious, and offer great training and career development opportunities. As the railway becomes bigger and more technologically advanced, it’s crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead.

We believe that investing in our people is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway.

We also know that it’s vital to get each individual’s training programme just right. As well as helping us to meet our immediate needs, we believe this is an approach that encourages people to stay with us and develop their careers.

Your health, wellbeing and benefits

We believe that safety and performance go hand in hand and this doesn’t just mean safety on the railway! We are committed to the wellbeing of our employees and believe, that should come first.

We provide access to support services such as our employee assistance program to help you with finances, family, health and wellbeing. In addition to this, we offer excellent benefits, are sensitive to work-life balance and encourage our employees to use their 5 volunteer days for their favourite causes.

We have a range of benefits including:

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement.
  • My benefits – Our discounted online shopping site.
  • A range of discounted offers including, childcare vouchers, Healthcare offers – cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits.
  • Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets.
  • A range of pension schemes.
  • 2 weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community.

What Diversity and Inclusion means to us

‘Diversity’ means recognising differences between people while valuing the contribution they make. ‘Inclusion’ means creating safe and welcoming workplaces with fair cultures that encourages innovative and fresh ways of thinking.

Our aspiration is that the behaviours and actions that support diversity and inclusion will come from the conviction of everyone here at Network Rail – making diversity and inclusion a conscious part of how we run our business throughout Britain.

Disability Confident Leader

Network Rail is an accredited Disability Confident Leader. This means, where a disabled applicant meets the essential criteria for any of our vacancies, they will receive an interview.

Find out more about our recruitment process here

Please use our careers support request form if you have questions or support issues.

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