Overhead Line Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, northeast, United Kingdom

The role – Engineer (Overhead Line) fixed term – 24 months

The person

We are looking to appoint an Engineer (Overhead Line) within the Rail Engineering Department in our offices in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Working with the Principal Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) your role will comprise a variety of responsibilities involved with the renewal and refurbishment of the Overhead Line System on the Tyne and Wear Metro including:

-Allocation of components

-Contact wire renewal

-Support structures

-Playing a key role in managing external and internal suppliers

The successful candidate will be degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant subject and will have demonstrable experience in an overhead line environment and experience in railway safety critical work, railway and/or engineering operations or a similar standards/legislative focused environment.

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and keen to share what they know and what they have done with others in a passionate and professional manner.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player with professional credibility and well-developed interpersonal skills. You must have a proactive and flexible approach along with excellent communication, organisation and IT skills.

More information can be found in the job description and person specification.

·be employed within the Council or a local business we work with

·earn a wage not less than the minimum wage for an apprentice / my age

·follow a structured training programme

·receive both on and off the job training

·develop their skills to ensure they can do the job well

What can we offer you?

·Salary range £37,521 - £56,287pa, plus a standby and on-call allowance

·27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

·36 hours per week and the opportunity to work on a flexi basis, within the demands of business need

·A suite of work life balance policies, including Homeworking Policy

·You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Contributions are 6.8% - 8.5% of gross pay.

·Free travel within Tyne and Wear on Metro, Buses and the Shields Ferry

·Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a healthcare scheme for you and your family

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