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Works Technician

Job Title: Works Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 25000-29000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 031846
Job Published: November 04, 2019 13:36

Job Description

Works Technician 031846
Organisation - London Trams Infrastructure Management
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Salary:  £25,000 - £29,000

Location: London Trams Depot



London Trams is the business unit within London Rail responsible for procuring the safe and efficient operation,  maintenance, strategic development of improvements and the delivery of new tramway projects of London’s tramways in Croydon currently covering up to 28km of rail with 35 trams and annual ridership of circa 31m.


The Works Technician  is responsible for overseeing that the off track infrastructure is maintained within established tolerance levels through the systematic inspection and maintenance (planned and preventative) of the assets, documentation of inspections, recommending and implementing corrective action.


This role requires Highways and/or Civils experience not Permanent Way




Key Accountability:


Undertake civil maintenance activities on and off track in line with defined standards and best practice, within specified timescales. Activities to include, but not limited to, maintenance and replacement of: paving, highway surfacing, structures, fencing, drainage, concreting and painting.
Use Ellipse electronic Asset Management system to receive work orders; generate completed work returns including recording resources; and report any new defects along with proposed remediation and timescales.
Operate relevant mechanical plant and equipment as required and certificated to do so
Provide support to the Civil Asset Engineer to enable their delivery of technical work such as surveys, investigations or trial holes
Supervise external resource as required where provided to supplement the team during times of shortage or where work and upgrade activities require additional people
Responsible for safety of own work and worksite safety, and that of other team members and undertake other duties such as watch person, worksite supervisor and possession supervisor
Collaborate with other front line discipline teams to provide support where required
Participate in 1st line on call duties as specified




Experience in maintenance practices of at least one of the following elements:
Civils works, Structural works or Highways with Highways being the preferred
Working knowledge of NRSWA (desirable)
Knowledge of the ROGS regulations and their application to the tramway
Knowledge of safe working and the HASAWA
Knowledge of the principles of tramway / railway safety (desirable)




Ability to forward plan
Accurate reporting and ability to communicate effectively
Ability to work to tight timescales
Adaptable and flexible approach to work, capable of adjusting priorities to react to daily challenges and opportunities in an operational environment
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to undertake fault finding to determine root causes
Holds full driving licence (essential)




  Demonstrable experience in a similar role to include:

Experience of civil, highway or rail maintenance and/or renewals practice
Experience in the recording works completed, faults found and maintenance of records
Use of an electronic asset management system (desirable)
Familiar with use of standard Microsoft Office standard packages 


Equality and Diversity

Transport for London values the diversity which exists in our city, and our aspiration is to reflect this diversity in our workforce. All employees must be aware of and committed to the Equality Policy Statement of Transport for London. All employees must also be aware of and comply with other Company requirements associated with Equality and Diversity issues relevant to their role.

Application Process
Please apply using your CV and a 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 Thursday 14th November 2019



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
• 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
• Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
• Tax-efficient childcare payments
• Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

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