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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.
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.
Our colleagues are encouraged to work flexibly as we know that busy lives dont always fit around a traditional working pattern, if you need flexibility to complete your role (e.g. home working, part time, job share, caring responsibilities, compressed hours work pattern etc.), just let us know and we will do our upmost to help you to invest in your career with us while balancing other aspects of your life.
You will manage and direct the Isolation Technical Support team who are responsible for the planning and delivery of 25kV Overhead Line isolations within Scotland. You will also support the maintenance engineer in the management of Carstairs and Portobello Overhead Line depots, ensuring inspection and maintenance tasks are being completed to standard. It is important that the successful candidate can work well as part of a team and has good communication skills.
About the role (External)
Manage and direct the Technical Support team to achieve business and functional objectives and meet key performance measures.
Manage development of individuals and the engagement of the team.
Manage the arrangements for staff safety and competence.
Monitor asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency.
Provide technical guidance and support.
Undertake survey and design work.
Manage the assurance and non compliance process within the delivery unit.
Undertake technical inspections and investigations.
Provide local requirements to arrange track monitoring trains and receive outputs.
Maintain the accuracy of systems, databases and records.
Review and approve method statements and/or plans for design and/or work activities as required.
Undertake an agreed programme of staff surveillance, work quality and asset condition checks.
Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Relevant technical competence
Knowledge of maintenance delivery processes and techniques
Knowledge of safety and compliance management processes
Knowledge of operational railway environment Knowledge of operational railway environment
Detailed knowledge of relevant standards and procedures
Design knowledge and experience
Failure/incident management and rectification techniques
Knowledge of other functional disciplines
Good interpersonal, influencing, communication and organisation skills
HNC/HND or equivalent qualification
Knowledge of coaching techniques
Salary: Starting at £40,107 and rising to £45,120 per annum
On-Call Allowance 1 in 4, 6%
Closing date: 11-08-2021.
Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications. Late applications will not be accepted.
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