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Traffic Manager (Railway Signalling & Electrical Control)

Job Title: Traffic Manager (Railway Signalling & Electrical Control)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: October 2019
Reference: 031409
Job Published: September 17, 2019 11:35

Job Description

Traffic Manager, Elizabeth Line (Railway Signalling and Electrical Control) 031409
Organisation - Crossrail Operations
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £34,765 + 30% unsociable hours allowance (pensionable), payable on completion of initial training and commencement of shift working + staff Oyster card + final salary pension


Location: Romford


Overview of project

The Elizabeth line is the new and much anticipated high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East. When all stages are completed, trains will travel from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London. Carrying up to 72,000 passengers each hour demands a highly trained, skilled and cohesive team.


We are now recruiting in order to build a pool of candidates for future vacancies. Applicants who succeed in this autumn’s assessment process will join a recruitment list and will be offered roles as they arise over the next 12-18 months. Once appointed, you will be given extensive training & assessment in all aspects of the role. 


The role

Working on 24/7 shifts as part of a highly responsive & dynamic team in the Route Control Centre, you’ll be managing the operation of rail services through the Elizabeth Line Central Operating Section between Paddington and Abbey Wood / Stratford. This multi-functional role will require you to operate signalling & electrical control systems and correctly apply railway rules and procedures to high safety standards, whilst constantly keeping sight of our goal of providing a world class service to our customers and minimising service disruption where it occurs.


Interacting extensively with drivers, incident responders, other signallers and controllers, you’ll exchange real time information about train movements, faults and incidents as well as collaborating with our maintenance teams to agree responses to failures and to plan access for maintenance activities.


This is a safety-critical environment so at all times you will need to meet statutory, business and route performance requirements.



Key Accountabilities

Operate the signalling system to control the safe movement of trains

Operate the electrical & tunnel ventilation systems

Comply with relevant rules, standards and working procedures around the safe movement of trains

Work closely with our internal and external stakeholders such as MTR-C, Network Rail and London Underground

Adhere to the risk control measures that ensure safe access to the infrastructure for our engineering colleagues

Support your own development and contribute to building a culture of high performance


Strong communication skills & the ability to interact effectively with colleagues and rail industry stakeholders (essential)

Ability to plan a course of action for yourself and others, considering time, resources and surrounding circumstances (essential)

Ability to work well with detail in order to safely operate signalling, electrical & tunnel ventilation control systems (essential)

Ability to work to operating instructions, rules and procedures (essential)

Able to work 24/7 shifts within a busy & pressured control room environment (essential)


Working within a control, logistics or operational environment (essential)

Leading and communicating safety-critical action in real time (essential)

Managing, responding to and recording information in real time (essential)Planning and implementing contingency arrangements in real time (desirable)

Experience in the rail industry (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, age or disability status.


Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a covering letter. Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your application.


Candidates who are put through to the short-listing stage will be invited to an open day at the Route Control Centre to find out more about the role.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 6th October 2019 at 23.59hrs

We may close this advert early if we recieve a high volume of suitable applications.


This is a safety critical role so you will be required to attend and pass a medical examination with our Occupational Health team before an offer of employment is made formal.


This vacancy is being re-advertised. If you applied within the last 12 months you should not apply again.




•       Final salary pension scheme

•       Free travel pass (oyster card)

•       A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan

•       30 days annual leave

•       Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

•       Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

•       Discounted Eurostar travel