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Rail Infrastructure Manager in Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom

Rail Infrastructure Manager

Location: Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales

Salary: Competitive

About us

Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) or “Rheilfordd yr Wyddfa” as it is known in Welsh was opened in 1896 to carry tourists to the summit of Snowdon. It is a line of sight, single line, rack and pinion railway covering a distance of 4 miles and 1188 yards, with a number of trackside buildings, cuttings, bridges and viaducts along with 4 passing loops at Hebron, Halfway, Clogwyn and Summit stations. The line climbs from 341 feet above sea level at Llanberis to the Summit Station at 3493 feet above sea level; this is a climb of 3152 feet, giving an average gradient of 1 in 7.86 with the steepest gradient being 1 in 5.5. SMR is privately owned under Heritage Great Britain (HGB) who own and operate a variety of heritage sites within the UK.

SMR value their people, fulfilling their commitments through highly performing Commercial and Operational departments, who strive to deliver safe and reliable transportation for their staff and passengers whilst offering an excellent customer experience.

About you

We're looking for a rail infrastructure engineer/manager with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow.

Key Duties:

• To work both independently and as part of the railway maintenance and operations department
• Interpretation of structural and mechanical designs into working solutions
• Liaise with colleagues to determine engineering solutions to problems
• Liaise with clients, their representatives, consultants, suppliers and sub-contractors in respect of the production of engineering drawings, specifications, work instructions and problem solving
• To be a single point of contact for all infrastructure and track works under his/her control from start to final completion
• Actively communicate as required with senior management on all aspects of outstanding works and ongoing issues
• The control and monitoring of planned works to maximise effectiveness and efficiency
• Participation in the planning and programming of resources to meet the requirements of the allocated works
• Monitor the progress of the works and ensure that the development, design, construction and financial targets are met
• To identify, program and resource legislative inspections to meet ORR and HSE requirements
• Ensuring all activities are done in accordance with all relevant Company procedures, Health & Safety legislation & all other generic industry technical safety standards
• Undertake rostered duty manager responsibilities

Applicants must have the following qualifications, attributes and skills -

Essential

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, at 2.1 or above
• Experience in railway infrastructure with a track bias
• Possess a strong working knowledge of Office, particularly excel and demonstrate an ability to learn new software within a working environment
• Enthusiasm for a career in Rail, underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work
• Have an analytical thought process and the ability to communicate effectively to the required personnel
• Seek to improve existing ways of working, by finding efficiencies in processes
• The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive in team building
• Customer care experience as a duty manager

Desirable

• Membership of a relevant engineering professional institution e.g. Permanent Way Institution (PWI), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) etc.
• A sound knowledge of technical, safety and performance standards relating to track
• Experience in design, installation and maintenance
• Formal qualifications in risk identification and assessment
• Minimum H&S qualification up to IOSH level

Applications are open until 15th January 2021 so please click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.

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