Assistant Electrification & Plant Maintenance Engineer

£40,107 - £45,120 yearly
  • Network Rail
  • Bedford, UK
  • 21 Sep, 2020
Full time Engineering Installation-Maintenance-Repair

Job Description


Bedford, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

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 diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.


Network Operations plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units – ‘routes’ – work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Brief Description

The purpose of this role is to provide through the management of the Technical Support team; production, assurance, technical, analytical and data quality support to the maintenance engineering team.

About the role (External)

The role will require you to monitor asset performance, reliability, productivity and efficiency through the undertaking of technical inspections and investigations.  You will review and approve method statements and plans for design work and activities as required. Your experience will enable you to provide technical guidance and support along with the survey and design work of new projects. You will manage the assurance and non-compliance processes within the delivery unit as well as provide local requirements to arrange track monitoring trains and receive outputs.


Through the management of the Technical Support team, you will control the development of individuals and the engagement of the team as well as lead the team to achieve business and functional objectives. You’ll manage the arrangements for staff safety and competence whilst also undertaking an agreed programme of staff surveillance, work quality, and asset condition checks.



Do you have…?


  • Technical competences relevant to this role?
  • Knowledge of maintenance delivery processes?
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills?
  • Experience of Design processes and techniques?
  • Knowledge of operational railway environment?
  • Experience & knowledge of safety compliance management processes?
  • IRSE Licence holder (Signalling only)
  • Knowledge of other functional disciplines
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Are you…?


  • Interested in developing your skills?
  • Enthusiastic for creating a world class rail infrastructure?
  • Good at influencing and promoting to others?

How to apply (External)

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.

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: Band 4.C £40,107 - £45,120.

Closing date: 25th of September 2020, late applications will not be accepted.  We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes