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Principle Maintenance On Track Technician

Job Title: Principle Maintenance On Track Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 031542
Job Published: October 09, 2019 11:40

Job Description

Principle Maintenance On Track Plant Technician 031542
Organisation - Engineering
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Location: Plumstead


Salary: up to £45,000 plus 30% shift allowance depending on experience


Overview of project


Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) - will transform travel across the city, boosting the economy by billions of pounds and supporting thousands of new jobs and homes. The line, currently being constructed by Crossrail, will be named after the UK's longest serving monarch when it becomes operational.  Early next year, station landlord responsibilities will transfer to Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) between Stratford and Shenfield, to coincide with the implementation of the new rolling stock. By August 2020, 5 central section stations, the route way, shaft, portals and surface stations will be the responsibility of RfLI.


Overview of role


The Principle On Track Plant Technician - Crossrail is responsible for the safe planning, coordination and safe operation of all plant required for the support of all Maintenance, Renewals and enhancement activities. This will include all rail mounted and wheel mounted vehicles, lifting equipment and hand portable plant.


Initially, the Principle Maintenance Support Technician will assist the Railway Plant Maintenance Engineer to ensuring that the plant required to support the maintenance of the new Crossrail railway is commissioned into service and fit for purpose to enable maintenance activities to be conducted safely and efficiently. Upon introduction of Crossrail into operation, the Principle On-Track Plant Technician will assist the Railway Plant Maintenance Engineer in their responsibilities for the planning and safety critical tactical deployment of all plant required by the delivery teams in the execution of the maintenance requirements.  They have the technical decision authority and on call duties.


You will also be accountable for approving Senior On-Track Plant Technicians works, responsible decision making in accordance with relevant Principle On Track Plant Technician, Technical and leadership competence.




Key Accountabilities 

Support the delivery and execution of Infrastructure maintenance works, renewals and enhancement works. This includes inspections, self assurance checks and quality checks.
Assist the Delivery and Engineering functions in delivering a 5 year asset investment budget. Lead the plant teams to support the delivery of maintenance tasks as defined by the IME's, complying with defined Crossrail standards, processes, procedures and performance to be delivered.
To ensure that Crossrail Ltd fully address the specification, planning, execution and quality of the maintenance engineering and safety management requirements. This is part of the asset management strategy and plan to deliver the required asset whole life, Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM) and Remote Condition monitoring
Ensure regulatory requirements are met by applying established policies and procedures to ensure safety operation of all plant owned or hired by RfL(I)
Deliver continuous improvement through a delivery of change initiatives; specifically using Reliability Based Maintenance as part of the "Predict and Prevent" asset stewardship strategy.
Manage directly Senior Technicians and associated technical team. Deliver the RPME's recruitment competence and training strategies. 


Skills, Knowledge and Experience (Essential)




Team leader experience with leadership skills to motivate professionals from multiple disciplines.
Excellent communication skills with proven negotiation and influencing skills explicitly with external contractors
Excellent decision-making and analytical skills
Established risk management skills.
Ability to formulate and articulate clear visions for the planning and delivery of initiatives and programmes


HND or equivalent qualification
Member or Associate of a relevant professional institution
Demonstrable understanding of the business structure of and agencies associated with the Rail Industry
Demonstrable application of railway safety-related standards regime and processes
Knowledge of regulations required for the use of Plant and Lifting equipment (LOLER)
Knowledge of Rail Safety standards



Experience in the rail or other infrastructure and asset critical industries
Experience in the management of infrastructure stewardship and maintenance
Experience of successfully managing a teams
Experience of working alongside other engineering functions.

How to apply


We strongly recommend that you apply using your CV and cover letter to speed up the application process.  Please think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience and the additional information outlined in the job description and ensure your CV reflects the requirements of the role you are applying for.  You may also use the ‘additional documents’ section in your online application to attach a more detailed profile that is specifically relevant to the role you are applying for.  Short listing may be carried out on the basis of your answers to job-specific questions and other information that you submit.




The closing date for this application is the 15TH October 2019 at 23:59hrs


Due to the expected high response to this vacancy we reserve the right to close this campaign once we have a suitable pool of applicants, which could be prior to the published application closing date of 15TH October 2019.




Benefits Include


The equivalent of 38 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays and public holidays)
Eligible for personal Oyster card which gives you free travel on London Underground, Buses, London Overground Services, DLR, Trams and of course the future Elizabeth Line.
A  wide range of tax-efficient benefits and employee discounts such as discounted Eurostar travel
Competitive Pension 
Reimbursement of 75% of the cost of a standard class annual season ticket for National Rail travel from home