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Installation Team Member (OLE) in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Installation Team Member (OLE)
Salary: circa £29,373 pa inclusive of shift allowances plus defined benefit pension scheme, free local travel and access to other benefits. Shift allowance is non-contractual and subject to change

Why Nexus?

Nexus and its subsidiary Metro Services are a vital part of everyday life for people living and working within Tyne and Wear. There 36 million Metro passenger journeys each year and another 30 million passengers walking through our bus stations and interchanges annually. We make sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we employ nearly 1,100 employees to ensure they all have a great experience, no matter where their final destination.

Nexus has recently announced a chosen manufacturer, Stadler, for its contract to build new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro, as part of a £362m investment which will transform performance and passenger experience, deliver huge energy savings and secure and create hundreds of jobs in the UK supply chain. Stadler will deliver 42 new Metro trains up to 2024.

The role – Installation Team Member OLE

You will be responsible for various tasks undertaken by the Capital Delivery section, involved in the renewal of the overhead line system and associated power supplies equipment. This will include vegetation clearance, cleaning, painting and repair of structures, component assembly and installation, and the replacement of Contact & Catenary wires.

There is a requirement to work unsocial hours including nightshift working.

A recognised qualification or previous experience in Power supplies and/or Overhead Line Engineering would be desirable. A full current Driving Licence is necessary for this post, and a HGV licence would be an advantage.

It is desirable that you have Senior Authorisation Level Switching Overhead Line although training would be provided.

The person

• You will carry out driving duties and to routinely check all vehicle log sheets and ensure that procedures are being adhered to correctly.
• You must have demonstrable experience of and competence with all work processes associated with OLE disciplines. You will have an in-depth knowledge of and experience with equipment and systems for which the Capital Delivery team is responsible for.
• You must be available for Standby and Call Out Duties.
• You must have a current UK driving licence and have or be working towards Class C, Class C+E.

How to apply

Please click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application or visit the Nexus website for further information.

What can Nexus offer you?

• A competitive salary for the position, £23,382.17 per annum plus shift allowances. Shift allowance is non-contractual and subject to change
• 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• A suite of work life balance policies and other salary sacrifice options
• You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (L.G.P.S.) Contributions are 6.5% of Gross Pay. Employer’s contribution is currently 17.2%.
• Free travel within Tyne and Wear on Metro, Buses and the South Shields Ferry.
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and a healthcare scheme for you and your family.

Other Information

Nexus work within a suite of policies, which will be available to you when successful in a position.
Our Drug & Alcohol Policy

Nexus aims to provide a safe and secure service for its passengers and a safe and secure environment for employees and others who may be affected, and therefore expects employees to take a responsible approach on the consumption of alcohol and the avoidance of substance misuse. Since alcohol/substance misuse consumed/taken in any quantity adversely affects work performance and can seriously impair performance, all employees must ensure that any alcohol/drug either medically prescribed or otherwise does not interfere with their work duties.

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