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Skilled Track Operative

Job Title: Skilled Track Operative
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: January 2020
Reference: 031693
Job Published: December 30, 2019 18:11

Job Description

Skilled Track Operative - Piccadilly Line 031693
Organisation - Track
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £44, 321pa
Contract Type: London Underground
Location: Ealing Common Depot, London, W3



London Underground (LU) is the world’s oldest metro systems and with customer demand at its highest level ever, one of the big challenges that we face is to replacing the ageing infrastructure whilst keeping four million people moving every single day.


Do you currently hold a Protection Master (PWT-EH) certificate and a Track Maintenance Safety Critical License T001 or are capable of attaining T001 within 12 months? If so, we would like to hear from you.



We have an exciting opportunity for you to work as a Skilled Track Operative, within the Piccadilly Line Track team. If successful, you will undertake routine inspection, maintenance and replacement of track and associated assets individually and/or as a member of a team.


Key accountabilities


Ensuring all routine skilled track maintenance activities are undertaken in accordance with London Underground policy and procedures and legislative requirements;
Undertaking Protection Master Engineering Hours and Site Person in Charge duties as required, ensuring that the company’s rules and regulations are followed.
Accountable for overseeing the work carried out by small maintenance teams
Accountable for undertaking track safety patrols, preparing reports or handheld device reports on defects, sub-standard conditions and safety issues.
Operating relevant mechanical plant and equipment if certified.
Assisting in undertaking basic drainage, fencing and off-track work if required.
In order to carry out these tasks effectively, you will be required to demonstrate competence to the given standards.
In addition, you should be willing to undertake such track maintenance duties and tasks that the management deems necessary and are within the individual’s capability.
You will be required to liaise and co-operate as directed with other groups, departments and contractors as necessary for the achievement of work tasks and programs.



Skills, Knowledge and Experience




Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; (Essential)
Ability to work in a physically demanding environment and meet the required medical standards for the role.(Essential)
Good communication skills. (Essential)
Literate and numerate. (Essential)





Hold a Protection Master (PWT-EH) certificate at the time of submitting your application. (Essential)
Deep understanding of track components and track maintenance procedures. (Essential)
Hold a Track Maintenance Safety Critical License T001 (Desirable) or are capable of attaining the licence within 12 months
Hold or ability to hold the Track Maintenance Safety Critical Licenses T002/3 (Essential)
Possess a clean, full manual driving license as you may be required to drive Company vehicles on an ad-hoc basis. (Desirable)




You will have previous track maintenance experience (Essential)
Experience of leading small teams. (Desirable)
Patrolling experience. (Desirable)



Equality and Diversity
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age or disability status.




Application Process
Please apply using your CV and a maximum two page covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.



The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd January 2020 at 23.59 hours.



Additional Information:

Grade: TC14

We have a number of vacancies to fill.

Proof of licenses held will need to be produced at interview stage.


If you are shortlisted and do not currently hold Safety Critical licence T001, you will be required to undertake and pass a component assessment before moving onto a competency based interview.


This is a Safety Critical Role - Occupational Health Clearance will be required.



In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:


Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel

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