Signaller Grade 2 - Garsdale SB
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||9 May 2013
||Network Rail Ltd
Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. From the rejuvenation of King’s Cross station and the upgrade and expansion of Thameslink, to Europe’s largest civil engineering project – Crossrail - we are involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures the UK has ever seen. This will help us deliver the better railway that is vital for the economic prosperity of this country, transforming how people travel and make a massive difference to passengers and freight users right across Britain.
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.
Ensuring the safe passage of trains is one of the most important jobs on the rail network and this is why we value our Signallers and the role they play in keeping Britain on the move.
Signallers, as guardians of safety and good communications, are expected to maintain high standards. You need to be calm, methodical and analytical to ensure that all your decisions are made accurately after proper thought.
You’ll be expected to take the lead in your duties, which means you have to be assertive and in command of many different situations. You will be the focal point of all railway operations in your specific area. Good communication is key to everything you’ll do.
Do you have….?
· High concentration levels?
· The ability to work methodically, precisely and calmly at all times?
· Excellent communication skills?
· Good hearing and eyesight and normal colour perception?
· Method of transportation to reach the job location at all times of the day or night?
· Of a methodical nature with a conscientious outlook?
· Able to able to assess situations and think through the outcome of your actions?
· Able to work shifts including nights and weekends?
· Over 18 years of age?
Due to the sheer importance of the role, you’ll need to pass an initial assessment to be considered. You’ll then be required to complete a 9 week residential course at our state-of-the-art training centre (based currently in Leeds), before receiving more training within your appointed signal box.
This position is safety critical and therefore subject to drug and alcohol testing and a pre-employment medical.
If you are shortlisted for this position, you will be required to take a compulsory communications test.
What can we offer you….?
At Network Rail, you have the chance to develop a long, rewarding career. There are many different career paths - and many opportunities to fulfil your potential. After all, we believe that investing in our people via training and development is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railways. You can expect competitive pay, a bonus scheme and a choice of contributory pension schemes. We also offer a generous annual leave package, plus up to 75% discount on season rail tickets.
To apply to this vacancy please click the “apply now” button below where you will be re directed to the Network Rail careers page. You will be able to find your desired job vacancy by typing the code “IRC715094” on the Network Rail careers page.
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