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Works Technician

Job Title: Works Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 25000-29000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 029471
Job Published: March 05, 2019 13:32

Job Description

Works Technician 029471
Organisation - London Trams Infrastructure Management
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £29,000

Location: Croydon Tramlink 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 Co-Ordinator 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 and management of the team of Works Technicians.  


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, highways or drainage

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


Diversity and Inclusion


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process 


Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter.


Please think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience outlined in the job description and ensure your CV and cover letter reflects the requirements of the role you are applying for. Short listing will be carried out on the basis of answers to any pre-screening questions and the information on your CV and covering letter.


Closing date: 18th March 2019 at 23:59hrs

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  


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

Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

Discounted Eurostar travel


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